Sean Taylor understands better than most what it takes to tell stories about people with powers more than the cliche many expect. In this giant tome, Taylor delves deep into the humanity of his creations, from the gender-bending Fishnet Angel to the tragic Starlight, but never forgets to add the right amount of danger and action to accent the tale.
|Publisher:||New Babel Books|
|File size:||1 MB|
About the Author
Sean Taylor writes prose, graphic novels and comic books. He's the writer of Gene Simmons Dominatrix and a contributor for Gene Simmons House of Horrors from IDW Publishing. He’s the former managing editor of Campfire (formerly Elfin) graphic novels. He's also been a staff writer, managing editor and editorial vice president for iHero Entertainment's Writer's Digest Grand Prize Zine Award-winning Cyber Age Adventures magazine ("The very first zine award, as a matter of fact," he adds with great pride). He's also the former editor-in-chief of Shooting Star Comics. As if he weren't already overworked and exhausted, he's also written and edited for the role-playing game industry as well, having contributed to the DCU Role Playing Game published by West End Games. He's the former editor for the Baptist Men Edition of On Mission magazine and the former associate editor of On Mission magazine. He has won several awards for his periodical and fiction work and has contributed articles and book and music reviews to many national periodicals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I diligently tried to find any contact information on any of them – for example, The Fool, Glitter, Double Shot, Tobit’s Angel, or Fishnet Angel – and found nothing. I would have loved to talk to some of them, face to face, but it was almost as if they didn’t live in this world, my world, the real world. But the world they live in is so authentic that it can’t be an alternate universe or a dream. I wanted to find them. They were each so compelling. I just read about them and others in a real page-turning collection of short stories, news releases, and essays published by New Babel that was written by Sean Taylor. “Show Me A Hero” was the title of what has to be 514 pages of non-fiction. Yes, each had an exaggerated gift – one was little more than a collection of light ‘bubbles’—but they were so human, so flawed, so fragile in many ways despite their enhanced powers. They suffered heartbreak and celebrated joy. They gained lovers and lost to death. They cried. Laughed. All of that human stuff. And they fought like heroes. Superheroes. So, I’m left with only two conclusions. They live somewhere, on some level. And, if the principal purposes of any book are entertainment, enlightenment, or education, then “Show Me A Hero” is entertainment at its best. It’s the real deal. Show Me A Hero by Sean Taylor/514 pages from New Babel. Review by Michael Vance