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2009 February

Banned In Boston

Captain Freedom will be in Boston tomorrow at Borders, at 1 PM sharp. A very nice gentleperson from the Beantown Bloggery can tell you his experience.
10-24 School St. Boston, MA 02108

Tonight Freedom Live at Budokan. I mean Brookline

I will be reading tonight at the Brookline Booksmith, in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner.
279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660
7 PM sharp.
The Boston Herald has some nice things to say about it.

Unauthorized Captain Freedom Bootleg Appears in North Korea

NB: Shortly after this bootleg translation appeared, ghostwriter G. Xavier Robillard disappeared in Japan, and is thought to have been kidnapped and taken to North Korea. Pending sales of this book, the publisher may or may not lobby for his release. Translated from the Korean.
I did not achieve my seasoned brilliance and celestial harmony […]

I Think the Roomba Is Stealing

Even the smallest secret headquarters requires a ton of maintenance – biohazard samples from the crime lab must be disposed of in accordance with local law, costumes must be darned, sewn, capes frequently dry cleaned and dinosaur droppings must be cleaned from the litter box, and let’s not even discuss the toxic slop that ends […]

NY ComicCon and Asylum

Last night I signed books at NY ComicCon and only barely escaped being asked to judge a “skanky Princess Leia in slave outfit” contest. I also had the pleasure of meeting Bryan Lee O’Malley, author/artist of the wonderful Scott Pilgrim series.
The men’s magazine Asylum posted several short excerpts from Captain Freedom, which you may read […]

Ask The Superhero - Save the Cheerleader, Save the World?

The good people of Medium at Large graciously published this pressing question about cheerleaders.
Is ‘Save the Cheerleader, Save the World’ Always True?
T. Kring,

I’m guessing that you’re asking about this specific plot resolution offered by the hit television show Heroes. Because I’m feeling as magnanimous as Doctor Magma is hot, I will answer this question […]

How to Choose a Secret Identity

The goodly people at Broken Frontier published my suggestions on how to choose a secret identity. It begins thusly:
One of the first tasks handed down to a new Hero is the construction of an alter ego. If you already have an Also Known As before you become super, and you’re satisfied with the alias of […]

Freedom’s Library in McSweeney’s

You cannot fight evil without a solid library, and fortunately some person named Timothy McSweeney was kind enough to post excerpts from some of my favorites, including:

Let’s Go—Evil!
Battling Recently Reawakened Ancient Evils for Dummies
Rand McNally’s Atlas of Pirate Getaways
Flash Gordon’s Superhero Handbook
Clandestine: Its People, Culture, and Folkways

You can read more from each title in […]

Comedy Central - I’m Funny Like A Clown?

I don’t know how this happened but the funny fiends at “Comedy Central” posted an excerpt of my memoir. They suggested it’s a “funny book.” How dare they? And by what authority are they Comedy Central? Is this some sort of Trotskyist, government-controlled humor entity?