Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Short Fiction about superheroes (Part 3)

If you haven’t, please check out Part 1 and Part 2. Hey, I was only planning to do one of these superhero short fiction posts, but it’s amazing how you find things when you’re not looking. Besides, it seems that the non-comic book readers also like superheroes.

Today, I’ll point you to an anthology called, The Darker Mask: Heroes From the Shadows (2008), edited by Gary Philips and Christopher Chambers. This anthology aims to highlight ethnically diverse superheroes through 18 noir stories written by science fiction authors, urban fantasy scribes, and a few comic writers..

Here's a short review. If you only trust comics bloggers, then here’s another review you’ll be more inclined to believe.

Another good deed (now for a new decade). Happy (belated) new year, everyone!


  1. While it's not short fiction, I'm in the middle of reading JLA: Exterminators by Christopher Golden and I think it's pretty good. I'd reccommend it to anyone looking for a superhero fiction fix.

  2. It's pretty good. I'm really happy with how they're writing J'onn. There are other books in the series featuring specific characters like Flash, GL, and Wonder Woman, but no book solely about the Martian Manhunter on his own.