Packed to the brim with superhero adventures of magic and technology, Cobalt City Double Feature brings you two exciting novella length stories written by some of Cobalt’s favorite authors! Your recommended blockbuster reading for Summer 2012.
The Place Between by Minerva Zimmerman (“Muffin Everlasting” and “Apples and Arrows”) breathes life into the world of the Norse Gods. In 1976, Cole Washington returned home from the U.S. Army bearing the mantle of Thor. Taking the name Midnight Thunder, he waged war against Loki for the soul of the West Key neighborhood, if not all of Cobalt City, for over a decade. Now it’s 2012, and it’s time for the title of Thor to be passed to his daughter Tera as she forges her own identity as Tempest. But this time, the battle lines are not so clear. And Lucky, one of the aspects of Loki, might be her best chance of surviving her trials.
For a glimpse into the madap machinations of Minerva Zimmerman’s mind, check out her post “On Writing a God.”
Eye for an Eye by Erik Scott de Bie (Shadowbane, “Vengeance on the Layover”) shakes up the happy family life of Cobalt City’s brightest star, Stardust. Injured, on the run, and without a friend in the world, Lady Vengeance returns to Cobalt City. Stardust can’t be sure which is more dangerous—the murderous vigilante chasing her, the dark secret which grants Lady Vengeance her powers, or the threat this dangerously sexy bad-girl poses to his family life. Is it a team-up or a free-for-all? And is Cobalt City big enough to contain the sheer firepower all sides are willing to unleash to assure victory?
For an audio sneak peek, listen to Chapter 1 of “Eye for an Eye.” (click on the “Pod” symbol to listen in your browser)
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What people are saying about Cobalt City Double Feature:
“I have loved superhero comics since I was about four years old. I’ve read a lot of them, and still do, but it’s a rare treat to read superhero adventures that can grip me as an adult. And make me laugh. While the action keeps pounding along at top speed.
EYE FOR AN EYE is great. I want more!”
–Ed Greenwood, bestselling creator of The Forgotten Realms®
“With wry wit and masterful plot twists, Erik Scott de Bie makes a Mobius strip out of the fragile line between heroism and villainy.”
–Gabrielle Harbowy, award-nominated co-editor of WHEN THE HERO COMES HOME
Telling a superhero story in prose facilitates rich characterization and complex world building. The writer’s challenge is to provide these while still delivering the fast pace, furious action, and vivid imagery the genre demands. Erik Scott deBie accomplishes this balancing act beautifully in a story full of adventure, suspense, humor, and heart.
–Richard Lee Byers, author of the BROTHERHOOD OF THE GRIFFON series
Whether he’s capable of dealing with Lady Vengeance and the feelings of restlessness she stokes inside of him is less certain, but the reader is in for one heck of a ride as Eye for an Eye examines the choices we make, whether we choose to settle down or live alone, and how we live with the consequences.
–Jaleigh Johnson, author of UNBROKEN CHAIN: THE DARKER ROAD, from her review.