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As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with The Dark Knight over the years, as she struggled to coexist with the supervillains in her own family that birthed this collection.
Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies a stellar, and phenomenally accessible, anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills.
Contributors include New York Times bestsellers Christopher Golden, Leigh Bardugo, Brad Meltzer, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Vaughn, Jodi Picoult, and Jamie Ford, as well as award-winners and mainstays like Joe R. Lansdale, Karina Cooper, and Ron Currie, Jr among many others. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life's authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defender to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future.
SUPERHEROES AND BEING HUMAN
Me and Batman and You by Austin Grossman
On the Hulk: You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry by Delilah S. Dawson
Dented Hearts: A Story of Iron Man by Anthony Breznican
The Weight of Four-Color Justice by Christopher Golden
SUPERHEROES AND LOVE
Daredevil, Elektra, and the Ninja who Stole my Virginity by Jamie Ford
Every thing I Know About Love, I Learned from Gambit and Rogue by Karina Cooper
Spider-Manhattan by Scott Westerfeld
How I Spent My Summer Vacation with the Judas Contract by Brad Meltzer
SUPERHEROES AND WRITING
How Batman Saved My Life by Joe R. Lansdale
All the World Is Waiting for You by Carrie Vaughn
The Devil Inside: How Matt Wagner’s Grendel Saved My Life by Brendan Deneen
You Never Forget Your First Time by Neil Gaiman
SUPERHEROES AND GENDER
We Are Not Amazons by Leigh Bardugo
Weapon X by Ron Currie, Jr.
Wonder Woman by Jodi Picoult
SUPERHEROES AND CHILDHOOD
God of Thunder by Kevin Seccia
Underdog and Me by Martin Kihn
Superman: One Rad Dude by Jim Di Bartolo
Some Interstitial Thoughts on the In-Betweener by Charles Yu
SUPERHEROES AND TRAUMA
Becoming Bethany: A Life in Seven Deaths by Alethea Kontis
Swashbuckle My Heart: An Ode to Nightcrawler by Jenn Reese
The Hero I Needed by Liesa Mignogna