Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just Who You'd Want Writing A Line Of Children's Books About Heroes!

Lest we ever forget, it's the 10th anniversary of Identity Crisis...

And I know what you're thinking: "Hey, why don't we have the same guy who wrote that tale of 'Deadly Secrets! Private Hells!' write a series of children's books about heroes?"

Well, apparently that's what some publishing executives thought:

To be fair, I haven't read any of these. But really, would we be surprised to find that they portray Mary Todd Lincoln killing Elsa Einstein in an insane bid to win back Honest Abe's love, while having Amelia Earhart brain-wipe everyone before her disappearance so they'd never know the truth about how Nikita Khrushchev raped...nah, can't go there.

I'm just saying that, based on previous experience, Brad Meltzer really doesn't know dick about heroes.

Of course, if they are good books, I can imagine some parent saying, "Jasmine really liked those books, and here's a collection of super-hero stories the same man wrote, I'll bet she'd like that OMG WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!"

So that could be fun, after all!

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SallyP said...

Uh yeah. Not sure that I will ever forgive him for what he did to Sue Dibny.

googum said...

I still remember reading the first six issues the morning before the last one came out...and being bitterly disappointed. I was still expecting a murder mystery, not an afterthought.