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Stoney M. Setzer lives in a small town about an hour south of Atlanta, GA, with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. As a fiction writer, he strives to create suspenseful stories with spiritual (Christian) themes. Some of Stoney's stories have been described as "the Twilight Zone with a Christian worldview." His works have been featured in such publications as Residential Aliens, Fear and Trembling, Crossed Genres, and Christian Sci-Fi Journal, as well as a number of anthologies. Recently, he has also published an anthology of his own work entitled Zero Hour, which is available on www.amazon.com and at Smashwords. He is employed as a middle school special education teacher. When he isn't working or writing, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, visiting amusement parks, and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also maintains a blog at http://zerohourbystoneymsetzer.blogspot.com/
on Aug. 05, 2013 :
I don't usually read stories about superheroes. I didn't like the comic books when I was young. So I can't speak to how well Setzer handles the superhero tropes. However, I enjoyed this story. The protagonist (Scott Archer, aka Fang) has retired from his superhero career to become a sports writer. Then he gets a late night call from his old friend Puman asking for help against the villain Fishface. (Love these names.) Archer refuses. It's a decision he soon comes to regret. As you might expect, Archer must return to his superhero past. Setzer's focus on the universal themes of loyalty and escaping your past make this short tale a winner for me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on June 25, 2013 :
I'm a big fan of superheroes, from the early serials to the campy 1960s Batman to Nolan's Dark Knight. FEALTY capitalizes on some of the post-hero themes from THE INCREDIBLES, and while there's enough campiness to inspire a smile throughout the narrative, there are some serious elements in FEALTY as well. Scott Archer has a decision to make. Will he don his persona from the past to aid an aging hero, or will he forsake his alter-ego and fully embrace his current job as a sports reporter? When the evil Fish-Face forces his hand, Scott finds that it's still in his nature to be heroic. I enjoyed this tale and hope Mr. Setzer writes many more adventures for Fang & friends.
(reviewed the day of purchase)