DCU: Next Generation Christmas Bonus
What's in this issue?
* A domain of our own
* Why aren't you updating, you bum?
* What do you mean, "I have to buy your new book?"
A DOMAIN OF OUR OWN
Check it out. No more hard-to-remember urls for finding your favorite DC
teens site. Now it's as easy as going to
Cool, huh? Sigh, the things I do for you guys... :::grins:::
WHY AREN'T YOU UPDATING, YOU BUM?
Sorry. I could use the excuse that paying work took precedence over the website,
and while that's true, I have been more than a little lax in getting all
the great new stories and art and other stuff you guys have been sending
posted. But here's my promise. I'll try to have it all up by Christmas Day
since I get some days off for the holiday season. Just consider it my gift
to you. :::grins:::
There'll be lots of new goodies, including:
* a slamming new look and navigation system
* new fan art
* new fan fic
* a new column by the gals of Sequential Tart -- Tarts
* an e-view with Dwayne McDuffy, head honcho of
Milestone and creator of Static
* the return of Design Your Own Hero and
Design Your Own Team
* even more free online comics
* major additions to the DC Teens Project
* and even more that I don't have room to mention
Oh, and as a reward for your patience, I'll also post the final chapter of
"Spoiler's Diary: Nightmare World" AND "Moon Over My Justice." How's that?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "I HAVE TO BUY YOUR BOOK?"
A while back, some misguided fan listed me as one of the top 10 non-pros
who needs to be working as a pro in comics (on the Dixonverse Message Board).
Well, that person and any other fans of my superhero stories can now buy
my first book in the genre.
Some of you may know that for quite a while now, I've been on staff at Cyber
Age Adventures as Assistant Editor/Staff Writer. Well, now I'm also the editor
of the new collection of short stories A PRIVATE LITTLE CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE:
CYBER AGE ADVENTURES VOLUME 2. In addition to editing the book, I also
contributed 10 stories to the collection. For a limited time only, if you
buy the book (available at
published by Cyber Age Press) and put "DCU: Next Generation Special" and
your home address for the shipping address (then email me and let me know
your home address so I can send it), I'll be happy to have it delivered here
first to be autographed and then send it on it's way to you.
There are actually three volumes of short stories out, and I hope you'll
pick them all up, and also pick up the February issue of Wizard (available
in January) since Cyber Age will be featured in the magazine that issue.
Well, here's the press release with more information...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Frank Fradella, Editor of Cyber Age Adventures
CYBER AGE PRESS UNVEILS FIRST THREE ANTHOLOGIES
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA., December 8, 2000 -- Cyber Age Press, the newly formed
publishing division of Cyber Age Adventures
has released the first three books in their ground-breaking line of superhero
Cyber Age Adventures (Volume 1) is the second edition of the tome
formerly published by iUniverse.com. The new version removes the sometimes
clumsy artwork that accompanied the stories, preferring to let the prose
speak for itself. The nonfiction portion of the book has been removed as
well, but has been replaced by personal anecdotes by owner/author Frank Fradella,
lending new insights into the creation of some of the Cyber Age Universe's
most exciting characters. The revised edition also incorporates the
popular Anytown Gazette into the layout, allowing further insight into
"A Private Little Corner of the Universe - CAA Anthology Volume 2"
features the staff writers and editors of Cyber Age Adventures, Sean Taylor,
Tom Waltz and Bill Purcell. Collected here are the fantastic stories that
readers of the e-zine been enjoying since the company's earliest days. In
addition, several never-before-seen tales by Tom Waltz and Sean Taylor make
their debut. Sean Taylor also served as editor for this volume, adding another
notch on his belt of responsibilities for the rapidly expanding publisher.
"Creating a unified corner of the Cyber Age Universe was scary and imposing
and a heck of a lot of fun -- especially after seeing the quality of the
brand new stories by Tom," said Taylor of his turn at the helm. "And having
the freedom to write a story that would never fit the e-zine, both in terms
of length and scope, (T Minus-1) was empowering. Getting to tell a story
that big and still be true to the heart of what Cyber Age Adventures is is
an experience I truly thank Frank for."
"The Timelessness of Ghosts - CAA Anthology Volume 3" delivers another
pathos-packed publication featuring the characters of the Core Universe.
The creative force behind Cyber Age Adventures, Frank Fradella, has also
written two new stories exclusively for this anthology, including the
introduction of a new Core Hero, Naiad. The book also includes the ephemeral
and haunting tale "Burn Down the Mission" which only appeared on the company's
Website for 48 hours.
All three volumes are available from Cyber Age Adventures at
in trade paperback and ebook formats.
Cyber Age Adventures publishes superhero entertainment aimed at a more mature
audience. Determined to separate their stories from the misconception that
comic books and superheroes are synonymous, the company publishes no sequential
art, but focuses instead on literary prose designed to display the humanity
of their characters. Cyber Age Adventures, the online magazine, was recently
voted the third Best Fiction Magazine on the Web by an online poll. For a
free subscription, send an e-mail