The website BC Refugees invited me to write a guest post on YA superhero novels, which I was excited to write up. You can find the column here. This actually came about through a question from BC Refugees (after receiving a press release on the book) asking if we'd be at Baltimore ComicCon, which was a great way to start the dialogue.
A little preview:
"And I think I got lucky with my content as well. There is something inherently not childish but rather all ages about superhero stories, and our society and culture have finally realized that. For a long time, adults were shamed for loving superhero stories. They’re stories for kids, we were told. Grow up. But just because something is accessible to young readers (whether they are four-color Archie comics,Watchmen, or The Perks of Being a Wallflower) doesn’t make it exclusively so. While we get more and more restrictive with the categories we put books into, I think readers—and let’s face it, the readers are the most important part of the equation here—have figured out that the most important thing is to read what brings you enjoyment."
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.