Every generation fits the time-honored constants of the hero tale to its own needs. Today’s serial adventurers, whether they burst from re-envisioned histories or ply the humming foredecks of an imagined future, ride a cresting cultural wave. Through thirteen thrilling stories of threatened identity and vanquished disorder, The New Hero 2’s diverse cast of top writers slices, dices and recombines the limits of the form.
Plunge into danger alongside their unforgettable problem-smashers, from a feminist painter-mercenary to a spacefaring bad-ass, from steampunk cowgirls to a mutant paladin of the semiotic apocalypse. Hunt monsters churned up in the wake of the crusades. Plumb occult secrets on Chicago’s meanest streets. Crack wise with hardboiled sword-slingers. Succor lost souls on the soft shores of Limbo.
Grab camera, medkit or mystic tome and rush to your rendezvous with the heroes of tomorrow.
Mapping genre’s shifting borderlands are:
Alex BLEDSOE • Emily Care BOSS • Jennifer BROZEK • Tobias BUCKELL • Jesse BULLINGTON • Matt FORBECK • Robin D. LAWS • Will HINDMARCH • Jean RABE • Christina STILES • Greg STOLZE • James L. SUTTER • John Scott TYNES • James WALLIS
Publication Date: 29 Nov 2012
Format: B Format – 198x129mm
Extent: 285 pages
[…] New Hero is a two-volume collection based around the idea of the iconic hero. Distinct from the dramatic hero whose story is a journey, […]