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Michaelbrent Collings

Because Life Is Too Short Not To Read Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His bestsellers include Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga (beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers). He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm. Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that's a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar). Michaelbrent also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/MichaelbrentCollings and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings. Follow him for awesome news, updates, and advance notice of sales. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins!

Kingdom Come - Mark Waid, Alex Ross, Elliot S. Maggin What happens when your heroes grow up? When they have children of their own?

What happens when their children don't share the same morals, the same worldviews, the same sense of restraint and self-control their parents did?

At once a cautionary tale for the world in we now find ourselves - a world in which our advances often outpace our ability to cope with them on an emotional or intellectual level - and a wonderfully rendered story of truly epic proportions about what it is to be "human," Kingdom Come ranks as one of my all-time favorites in this medium.

The artwork is superb, the story is tight to the point where sacrificing any one line will have repercussions down the stream of the story.

The stakes are high, not only on a world-level (will humanity survive as a species), but on the individual levels of the "heroes" who still seek to do what is right - if only they can figure out what "right" is. Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, and especially Superman are cast in ways that are at once wholly new and completely in keeping with everything that has gone before. Unlike so many "retellings" that mostly demonstrate the story teller has no understanding of his/her subjects, Mark Waid tells a story about aliens, gods, and metahumans who, for all their abilities, are still the most human of creatures.

Cannot recommend this one highly enough.