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Planet Of The Capes [Paperback]

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A strange visitor from another planet, a dark and brooding super-patriot, a rampaging monster of destruction, and an interdimensional princess cross over from their world to ours. It's what happens when they find themselves in need of the sort of help that only super-heroes can provide; it's a stab at the presently ingrained super-hero archetypes without any of the intrigue of corporate intercession. Each one of the main characters represents one of the familiar super-hero archetypes, but they also represent certain factions of the comic book industry, too.

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Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.2"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 12, 2004
Publisher   AiT/PlanetLar
ISBN  1932051201  
ISBN13  9781932051209  

Availability  0 units.

More About Larry Young

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Larry Young, PhD, is the director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, the William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta.

Brian Alexander is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including "Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion "and "America Unzipped: The Search for Sex and Satisfaction. "He lives in San Diego."

Larry Young currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.

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Pointless and irritating  Feb 14, 2007
The story begins (as too many comics do these days) with thinly veiled versions of iconic heroes running around a world like our own. They're moderately interesting however just as we get to know them an accident transports them to another Earth without superheroes.

The thinly-veiled Superman character goes nuts, kills the others and dies at the hands of the Batman clone.

The end.

The back cover promises "Nobody learns anything. Everybody dies." Well at least they're honest.

Skip it.

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