OK, here's the deal...
As we wandered around the San Diego Zoo's Nighttime Zoo yesterday, my mind was, as always, running. I tried to keep it in neutral as far as work goes, but any author will tell you that just isn't possible. I'm always looking for a story angle.
Anyway, at some point we passed a bunch of kids and a handful of adults escorting them. For some reason, the kids were all dressed to one degree or another as various superheroes. You know...Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and all the rest. The kids were cute.
But that got me to thinking. I know, that's dangerous.
Since then, I've been playing with an idea that's tugging at my brain for a new book. A futuristic SF story about a superhero.
Yes, an erotica romance superhero.
As crazy as it may sound, I'm leaning to something just a little, well, hokey. Yeah, just like the comic book—excuse me, graphical novel—superheroes. A little comedy tossed in with the battling of evil doers, and, of course, the romance and erotica.
I need a few ideas from readers and other authors to help me along in the early stages of this process...
(BTW, you can read a lot about other superheroes on the web site: http://www.superherodb.com/)
First, what kind of super powers should our hero have? Flight? Invisibility? Telepathy? What?
Second, what about a name for the superhero part of the hero's twin egos? What would be a snappy name to match his powers? I guess Superman has the perfect name. He is, after all, super. Ditto for Batman. Same deal with Spiderman. Any thoughts?
Third, what does our superhero do when he isn't fighting evil? Is he a jock, maybe a pilot or sports star? Does he have some mundane job like Clark Kent or Peter Parker? Maybe he's filthy rich like Bruce Wayne? What do you think?
Fourth, and this could “cancel” numbers 2 and 3 above, does he even have an alter ego? Maybe, just maybe, he doesn't keep the fact that he is a superhero secret at all. What are your thoughts on that?
I would also appreciate any other thoughts you might have. Remember that we're talking about a hokey superhero here, just like the, um, graphical novels. That means the field is pretty much wide open to anything!
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Melodee Aaron, Erotica Romance Author
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