Big news, everyone!
Candlemark & Gleam has gone and done it again – we’ve acquired another novel. Another awesome novel that you are going to be salivating for long before release date.
That’s because it’s snarky, fast-paced, hilarious superhero fun. Complete with pop culture references, acerbic British butlers, and a hefty dose of dystopian societal mayhem.
I, Crimsonstreak by Matt Adams is everything we ever wanted in a comic comic novel – that is, a funny, witty take on the comic book tropes that we all know and love.
Publishers Weekly announced the deal this week, and now we’re off to the races.
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I, Crimsonstreak is a first-person superhero novel brimming with parallel universes, stuffy British butlers, crafty supervillains, cloning, gadgets, a fascist police state disguised as a utopian society, and enough geeky pop culture references to stun a Wookie.
Framed by his father, “reformed” supervillain Colonel Chaos, super-speedster Chris Fairborne, AKA Crimsonstreak, is sent to the Clermont Institute for the Criminally Insane. A hero surrounded by dastardly inmates and heartless guards, Chris struggles to keep his wits about him, until the arrival of some unexpected new “guests” at the facility provides him with a means for escape. Once out, though, he discovers that the world he knew is gone, replaced by a fascist, supposedly utopian state run by none other than Colonel Chaos himself.
With the heroes of the world locked away or fighting in a disorganized resistance, Crimsonstreak teams up with a snarky British butler and a teenage superhero-to-be. Together, the unlikely (and bickering) allies must take down Crimsonstreak’s dad and set the world right. Not easy when your only powers are super-speed and looking good in spandex. But hey, someone’s got to save the world.
I, Crimsonstreak will be published in digital and trade paperback in May 2012.