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2009 March

Oh Crap, I think Someone’s Trying To Hack My Site.

True believers, you can never be too careful when you use the World Wide Web. It’s a disgusting digital dung heap of digital depravity, and yes, I said digital twice. Because, you know, Base 2. Zeroes and ones.
I’m no expert at computers. I used to believe that the only way to keep them secure was […]

Harrassed By the Press, Once Again

UPDATE:  You can listen to my appearance on the radio, in which I excoriate G. Xavier Robillard and give my radio host the what for, at this internet address.
I’ll be appearing from 11-midnight on Blog Talk Radio’s Unusable Signal this Saturday, March 28. For the record it will be the first time they’ve interviewed a […]

Seven Common Places Heroes Store Their Supergear

Superhero Style
Heroes occasionally have to act like normal people in totally unexpected ways. We sometimes pull over to get gas right in the middle of a car chase, we’re forced to shave before committing acts of heroism (company policy) and we need some place to keep our stuff: keys, civilian clothes, snacks, mirror, light cosmetics […]

What? Giving Away Freedom to Canadians? Win Free Books Now!

That’s right good people. Even Canadians can win chances to read Captain Freedom, although it was neither translated into French, French-Canadian, Acadian, or Saskatchewan.
How to win:

Go to the Book Lady’s Blog. You should go there anyway, because she’s a nice lady who reads. On this page you will read a lovely review of Captain Freedom. […]

Freedom Comes Alive At NPR

Listen to Excerpts of G. Xavier Robillard read from Captain Freedom at McNally Jackson. Aside from his reading he talks about giving up comics in a desperate attempt to get girls. Which we believe was a total failure.
From the NPR introduction:
A native of Long Island, Robillard is a long-suffering Mets fan, a musician and a […]

Curled Up With Freedom

The Good People at curled up with a good book want to curl up with me! Or at least, my book:

Fans of superhero parody movies like The Incredibles will get a chuckle out of this book, but just about anyone will find much to smile and laugh at through this story of a superhero’s desire […]

Slander from the International Society of Supervillains

There is a new unspeakable evil out there, and if I weren’t all set with a nemesis I’d consider taking up this group. I mean, I’m not exactly all set with a nemesis. I’m mostly seeing one, maybe two nemeses. It’s ComplicatedTM. Mostly I don’t want to lead these villains on. Because that’s not what […]

Who’s Looking Out for Number Three?

That’s right. At Powell’s, Captain Freedom weighs in at Number three in their bestseller list. Cannot beat that with a boom tube.
Although how are you supposed to beat an empty book?

7 Practical Ways To Cheat Death At the Hands of Your Enemies

(at left, invisible pitbull)

Rely on the incompetence of his crew
Your enemy will likely hire a gang with sub-par talents. The labor pool for henchmen is of notoriously poor quality, as people with any drive or talent quickly move up the crime ladder. If the henchmen were supposed to tie you up, they were likely to […]

Captain Freedom in the Edge

In which I’m compared to an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. I’ll take it.
Not only is it consistently funny throughout, but it is packed with so many gags, riffs and rimshots that even if one bit doesn’t make you chuckle, chances are the next one will.
Read the rest in Boston Edge.