My new book: FROM THE NOTEBOOKS of DOCTOR BRAIN

Excelsior, faithful folks!
(Or something suitably Stan Lee-ish).

At long last, I can announce that my new book is coming out, in February, to be exact. It's a book within a book, a self-help book for superheroes. The novel is called FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF DOCTOR BRAIN, and the book inside it is called Unmasked: When Being a Superhero Can't Save You from Yourself, by Doctor Brain.






















The image you see above won't be the actual cover, of course. I just like making fake covers. Here's my own take on back-cover copy, though:

Meet the F*O*O*J, the World’s Greatest Heroes

OMNIPOTENT MAN
A body with the density of steel, and a brain to match

THE FLYING SQUIRREL
Aging playboy industrialist by day, avenging krypto-fascist by night

IRON LASS
Mythology’s greatest warrior, but the world might be safer if she had a husband

X-MAN
Formerly of the League of Angry Blackmen, but not formerly enough

THE BROTHERFLY
Radioactively fly

POWER GRRRL
Perpetually deciding between fighting crime or promoting her latest album, clothing line or sex scandal

They’re Earth’s mightiest super-team. And dysfunctional as hell.

Having survived arch-criminal assaults in the 1950s, intergalactic aggression in the 1960s, affirmative action battles in the 1970s, and the final defeat of all its arch-enemies in a battle global in the 1980s, the Fantastic Order Of Justice finds itself in a peaceful world without super villains--and thus bereft of a mandate.

Without external foes, the phenomenal F*O*O*Jsters are reduced to waging toxic office politics rife with their own arcane idiosyncrasies, bizarre perversions, mutual contempt and explosive neuroses, leading to what must sooner or later be a workplace super-powered civil war.

Only one woman can save them from themselves: Dr. Eva Brain-Silverman, AKA Doctor Brain, the world's leading therapist for the extraordinarily-abled.

But when the planet's most hallowed hero dies unexpectedly, career-ending depression descends, accusations fly and conspiracy theories boil--is the age of heroes truly over, or has an old foe returned to exact revenge on them all?

Can the F*O*O*J survive its two greatest threats: assassination and group therapy?

Comments

Ryan Oakley said…
Looking forward to that.