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Old 08-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #51
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Probably an autobiography
I see an autobiography and several books about writing/creating comics on Amazon.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:41 PM   #52
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Last Days Of Krypton - Anderson
It's Superman - Dehaven
Kingdom Come - Maggin
Enemies and Allies - Anderson

Did anyone mention Batman:Ultimate Evil by Andrew Vachss because that was a fun and enlightening read.

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Old 08-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #53
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Has Stan Lee ever put out a novel?
He did in the 90s - The Alien Factor. It was about an alien invasion. It didn't get as much fanfare as it would today and would probably still be in print if it had been printed when the Marvel movies started coming out.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #54
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Hi everybody, I hope it is O.K. but I just wanted to say that on Thursday, November the 8th, my superhero novel The Symbiot Awakening will be availabe free to download from amazon kindle - I'd absoletly love it if somebody gave it a go !

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #55
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I really loved The Flash - Stop Motion by M Schultz. Around the time it came out there were a whole bunch of JL related novels out.
I liked that one and Green Lantern - Hero's Quest by Dennis O'Neil. The green lantern one is one of my favorites.

I've read a bunch of old superhero books from the 90's. I was collecting them for awhile. Got a bunch then just got tired of it.

I had the Time's arrow trilogy with the X-men and Spider-man, Mutant empire was a good read along with a bunch of spider-man and hulk books.

I used to also pick up the movie novelizations which I found added alot to the story, if the story was any good. I read some of the X3 novel and just put it back.

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:48 AM   #56
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Wait. There was a GL Hero's Quest novel? That was one of my favorite storylines in the comics when I was getting into GL. I must have!

Speaking of GL, the series of Novels "Green lantern - Sleepers" was pretty good. 1 had Kyle, 2 had Alan and 3 had Hal. The villain of all 3 was pretty much Sinsetro. Pretty decent series of novels.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #57
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I have bought many different superhero novels over the years, and most are boxed up somewhere....but I can't remember seeing any GL ones. I'll have to keep a lookout in the stores for those.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #58
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The GL novel came out as part of the same series as the Flash Stop Motion and Batman Stone King books.

I like the GL one better than the other two as the story gets amazing.

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Kyle gets the ring, meets the JLA, JLA vanish, kyle investigates, eventually goes to Oa, meets Hal and a prototype Wonder Woman (Makes sense in context), fights other GLs, teams up with Ganthet and another GL to take on the Guardians from destroying the universe.


It's well written and has a good story and likeable characters.

If you want a copy here's an amazon.com link

http://www.amazon.com/Green-Lantern-...rn+heros+quest

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:56 PM   #59
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Hellboy: The Bones of Giants by Christopher Golden is great. Hellboy and Abe team up with a researcher and a pair of dwarves in Norway to combat figures from Norse mythology. The Norse entities want to hasten Ragnarok, so Hellboy and Abe must stop it, of course.

I think prose lends itself more to an exploration of the hero's psyche than do comic books. You need a good balance of action to heavy stuff in the comics whereas with prose you can do more character driven stuff with your superheroes. I am only talking about comics featuring superheroes, of course. Not stuff like the Locke and Key comics. I will say that I vastly prefer the Dark Tower novels to the comics.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:56 AM   #60
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Yes...
Star wars novels are also my favorite novels...

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Old 11-19-2012, 10:23 AM   #61
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Star Wars does not equal Superhero. Media tie in novels yes, and they are good, but they are not superhero novels.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #62
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Reading Batman: Dead White by John Shirley currently. It's alright. I'm surprised he got away with so many F words and N words. I have a feeling there was no editor at DC who even read the book prior to publishing - they just cranked the thing out.


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Old 11-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #63
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Hi cloverfan,
Thanks for starting this threat and my favorite superhero novel was spider man and have lots of novels, comics, posters and DVD's of spider man in my personal collection. I have watched all the parts of spider man and like sound track of spider man III most.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #64
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It's Superman by Tom DeHaven...awesome book, really cool having it set in the 30s. Lot going on in there too, with Clark, Lois, and Lex. Really just an ode to anyone who loved/misses the Fleischer series.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon...another great read. Shows the roots of the comic industry in NYC through the eyes of these two struggling artists. Lots of references and hat tips to DC and Marvel. Really really enjoyed this book too.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:21 AM   #65
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Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines.

It's a zombie/superhero genre blender that I really enjoyed.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #66
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:13 AM   #67
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nice one..............

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #68
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Long Halloween
Kingdom come
Dark knight returns
Also killing joke


Somewhat of a batman fan if you can't tell lol

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #69
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Novels, not graphic novels. Ya know, books with no pictures.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #70
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Hi everybody! I hope this is O.K. but I just wanted to say that my novel, The Symbiot Awakening, will be absolutely FREE to download from the 14th to the 16th of January on Amazon Kindle! If you love superhero adventure and furiously paced action set off against a background of strong characters then this book is for you!
"The Symbiot Awakening is a furiously paced, action-packed novel for lovers of wild adventure and strong characters!
When Angela Wright is attacked by Verity Hart, the sister she thought long since dead, she is accidentally infected by the Meteor Bug and becomes a Valkyrie Phenotype Symbiot, gaining incredible powers as a result! However, she is immediately tipped headfirst into a world full of danger, a world only just realising the terrifying power of Symbiots, and soon Angela finds herself in a desperate struggle to save not only all that which is dear to her but the whole country from the rapacious clutches of her sister and the Sharapov family. Confused and barely in control of her powers, her only help comes in the form of the feared vigilante Philippe Hunter, the man whose life was destroyed by Verity years ago and who now harbours a deep and lasting hatred towards her..."
http://www.amazon.com/The-Symbiot-Aw...biot+awakening

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Old 01-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #71
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Here's an excellent website that breaks down every Batman and DC prose novel. I think 90% of all DC novels are accounted for here, but it's confirmed that every Batman book is accounted for.

http://batmannovels.com/

- Batman Novels
- Novelizations
- Batman / DC Universe
- Other DC Universe

I'm proud (and embarrassed) to say I own all but two on the website.

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:27 AM   #72
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Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours by Jim Butcher is a pretty fun (albeit quick) read. If you like the Dresden Files you'll probably dig this. It's sort of a sequel to JMS' Amazing Spider-Man #30-35 so if you haven't read that you might want to pick up those issues or the Coming Home tpb first.

Soon I Will Be Invincible was already mentioned but I liked it well enough to give it a nod.

There is also a short story collection called Masked featuring some well known names including Gail Simone, Peter David and Bill Willingham. I own this but haven't read it.

Also I agree that the lack of good supers novels sucks. I'd like more original stuff but if DC and Marvel got into it that would be nice too.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:46 AM   #73
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Hey all,

Since this thread is only 3 pages, it's obvious that there's not that much of a selection when it comes to super hero novels. Especially when it comes to original heroes!

However! I do have a suggestion for you all and it actually involves superheroines! Or rather, a superheroine.


This was a 10 year project of mine that I started way back in 2002 before the 1st Spider-man movie came out. Nanosuits, energy blades, futuristic armies, and political conspiracy are all featured in the book. If you're interested, why don't you come on by and check it out?

http://www.thesilverninja.com



Reviews and feedback are welcome!

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #74
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Absolutely loved this book. I really wish they'd make a Kindle version of it.

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Old 03-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #75
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I have not seen No Man's Land on sale in years in stores. Is it still available?

I know Gotham By Gaslight is out of print which is a shame.

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