My first love affair with a superhero didn’t begin as a kid reading comic books. Although, I will admit I was thoroughly impressed with the first Superman, George Reeves, in the old black and white TV show because he had the power to help people and save them. And because he stood for TRUTH, JUSTICE AND THE AMERICAN WAY. It was his nobility, his goodness and his heroic acts that held my little child’s heart. I still remember to this day that moment when I learned the actor who played Superman had died. It hardly seemed possible.
Yes, I read comic books, the old Archie comics especially ~ yep, I’m that old. However, I quickly grew out of that stage. Actually, it was my youngest brother who always had a superhero comic book in one hand, reading and chuckling and making exclaiming noises, when he wasn’t running around the neighborhood like a true heathen. Tod, my brother, always claimed he learned to read because of comic books. He was a math genius actually, but as a young child he wasn’t motivated to learn how to read, until the exciting adventure-landia of those worlds.
Me? I fell in love with Superman the instant I walked into the darkened movie theater and saw Christopher Reeves flying as Superman. That moment, that magic of falling in love, is branded into my memory forever. As a red-blooded woman how could I ignore those piercing gorgeous blue eyes, that muscular yet sleek all-male body. Then there was his dark sexy hair, the very heroic shape of his face. He became Superman for me.
Truthfully, I never thought I’d fall for a comic book hero. Never. Now, I have two ER novels that harken back to that moment of seeing Christopher Reeves as Superman. Destiny is often a strange critter I contend, since Christopher Reeves turned out to be a real life hero.
My hero in BLACK CAT BEAUTY, Devon Zant, is a rising movie star who plays Super Ace, a superhero similar to Superman. His secret, he really does possess the powers of a superman because he’s from another world where such powers are normal. I can tell you this story was a whole lot of fun to write!
My heroes in HER INSATIABLE DARK HEROES, coming soon from Siren-BookStrand, have survived the catastrophic weather wars on their world. About ten percent of the remaining population begin to have superpowers in conjunction with the arrival of the Harbinger, a blue star seen through the ash and haze of their devastated planet-world. This particular story was much darker to write because in this world, the characters are struggling to survive and to continue the slow recovery of their bay city, Chrontropolis.
Okay, how about you? Do you have a favorite superhero/superheroine, or favorites? A moment when you fell in love?
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~~~ Sable & Devon invite you to read their love story ~ will a black cat girl find happiness with a superhero? ~~~
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