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2009 February

Ask The Superhero - Narwhal Vs. Unicorn

Who would win in a fight? the reclusive Narwhal or the magical unicorn?
Find out in my column in the Powell’s Books blog.

Captain Freedom Reviews: Baltimore Sun

This is exactly what satire is supposed to be: cutting, yet light.Robillard is a guy who looks at the world around him, really understands what motivates people and then completely skewers it. Nearly every paragraph is a punchline, and if it isn’t funny yet, it will be by the end of the chapter.
You can read […]

Captain Freedom: Books and Booze

Tonight I’ll be reading at the Red Door, a bar/lounge in Portsmouth NH, to help inaugurate the new RiverRun reading series, Books and Booze. There will even be a superhero-themed drink for the evening.
You can read more about the event in the Portsmouth Herald.

Powell’s Blog - My Own Hall of Fame Achievement

Everyone’s abuzz about the Oscars, but I’d like to disclose my own Hall of Fame, Oscar-worthy performance: I once ate 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. In a day.
The day started out normally. Early in the morning, when it was time to pack lunch, I threw a peach in my bag. Maybe I’d eat it […]

Freedom for New York City - What Should I Read?

Today I’m reading in NYC, at McNally Jackson Books, and then will retire to a local bar to rid the world of some fierce Scottish stout. According to custom, I have no idea yet what I’m reading.  You can leave your thoughts below in the comments… if you dare.
I’m mostly writing this sentence so I’ll […]

Captain Freedom in The Wire

Not The Wire involving surveillance, canny drug dealers and corrupt cops - The Wire in Portsmouth, NH.
He may be endowed with an arsenal of superpowers that would make Spiderman jealous, but Captain Freedom has problems.
It’s not just that nefarious mutant supervillains are constantly trying to exterminate him. His crime-fighting career is going down the tubes, […]

Interviewed by the Phoenix

You might have thought that the Phoenix was destroyed at the end of the final X-Men movie, which had the subtitle (let’s ram this franchise into the ground in a way that makes Howard the Duck look good).
But no. The Phoenix is back, masquerading as a Portland newspaper, and providing an interview with G. Xavier […]

The Seven Levels of Nerdgasm

The good people at have published my story detailing the anticipation a movie Fanboy goes through while waiting for their favorite movie, the Watchmen, to come out.
A friend forwards an email from a temp in the legal department of DC Comics: “They’re making a movie of Watchmen. Nothing confirmed.” He pulled it off one […]

Tonight in Salem, MA and an Interview with Ms. Claire Zulkey

Get Your Pitchforks and Torches Ready: tonight, in Salem Massachusetts, home of the BBQ Witch-fry-wich, I’m reading at Cornerstone Books.
No offense to our Wiccan-American friends.
It’s Friday the 13th, and a book reading is a great way to get prepped for the new Friday the 13th movie, about a young, sensitive Jason Vorhees, who tries to […]

West Coast Stomps East Coast for Freedom Lovers

My sources (self googling) just informed me that Captain Freedom is on the bestseller list at Powell’s. Above, of course, The Chronicles of Theophanes, so yes, my life story is more successful than the life of a Byzantine monk. As it should be.
Powell’s of course is in the River City, aka Stumptown, […]