Joined: 16 Dec 2007
|Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:48 pm Post subject: I'm Publishing my Superhero Novel :D
I'm posting because I'm friendly with many of you on the board and I think you guys are awesome. Maybe you'd like to see my book
I'm self-publishing my novel "John Rocket vol. 1".
My book is about a black superhero in 1953 married to a deaf white woman. They live in a city near Denver, Colorado.
The superhero is a semi-mild mannered type guy when it comes to himself, but a tough when it comes to protecting people he loves
His superpower - he's got a suit that he built with his own intelligence.
Basically he's a result of an argument I had with a couple of people who work at DC comics. The argument boiled down to me saying that the comics seem to be minstrelling minority characters without giving them any personality. Black men are always angry or victims of physical abused at home. Asian men are always super intelligent but under appreciated. Lesbians are "I am woman hear me roar, oogly my barbie body but don't touch!" Etc...
Basically they create these 2 dimensional characters as cardboard cut outs without any substance.
The argument basically boiled down to the DC employees saying nobody cares about substance and challenging me to make my own superhero.
So I did.
I wanted to tell you about this so you would understand that I try to make the book more about the character than what neat gadget he has up his sleeve.
If you are interested here's the official website:
I have it in several local bookstores, but you can order it wherever a bookstore has access to Ingram distribution (which is a world wide distributor).
The isbns are:
ISBN 13: 978-0-9844980-0-0
ISBN 10: 0-9844980-0-1
The official titles are:
John Rocket - Friday, March 6th 1953 through Wednesday, April 15th 1953 Bonus: Saturday, October 4th 1952 through Thursday, October 9th 1952
John Rocket vol. 1
Some more info can be found here:
If you want to support a comic book store the one I frequent is the only CBS that has copies for sale. Ordering from them guarantees a signed and personalized copy.
Just let me know first if you buy from them
If you wanna Q&A me feel free
ty for your time ^_^
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My Novel: A Black Superhero in 1953