Monday, September 25, 2006
Buns of Steel - Who's Your Super Hero?
In October, my first Super Hero story releases with Amber Quill Press. The Adventures of Molten Man (No. 1) is somewhat satirical erotic romance. It’s quirky and (I hope) funny and it pokes a little fun at the super hero genre. [Since my husband is addicted to City of Heroes I felt I was somewhat entitled.]
Here’s a question that plagues me – how does one classify super hero fiction? Is it strictly fantasy? You will believe a man can fly – or so they said about Superman. Does the fact that Kal-El is an alien make it science fiction? If a super hero is part ghost, or gets his or her powers from some ancient cursed or blessed artifact, are we then talking paranormal?
Super heroes on the IN list these days, probably due to the popularity of shows like Smallville and the success of the X-Men movies. I think this is great news – since traditionally super hero fans love to read and will happily spend their last buck on the next installment of their favorite comic book. [Source: DH again.] Super hero fans are loyal, intelligent and notoriously well versed in every aspect of their chosen genre. [Ever get in the middle of an argument about the effects of green versus red kryptonite? Best advice, just nod, smile and back away slowly.]
No matter what sub-genre it actually falls under, add a little romance, some steamy encounters and you’ve got, in my opinion, a winning combination.
Who’s your favorite super hero?
For a short excerpt from The Adventures of Molten Man No. 1, pop over to my blog at Two Voices.