Blake M. Petit is a freelance writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, teacher, and unlicensed tree surgeon from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of the novels Other People’s Heroes and The Beginner, as well as the podcast novel A Long November. His weekly comic book column, Everything But Imaginary, has appeared Wednesdays at comiXtreme.com since 2003. In January of 2007 he joined with his longtime friend Chase Bouzigard to host the weekly 2 in 1 Showcase comic book podcast, appearing every weekend at comiXtreme. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his more impressive-sounding endeavors put together.
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The Pyrite War
In 1939, Siegel City had only one superhero. When David Ruston's brother discovers powers of his own, he quickly learns nothing in Siegel City is what it seems... even in a Golden Age.
The Ghost of Simon Tower
On Christmas Eve Josh Corwood (OTHER PEOPLE'S HEROES) encounters a strange apparition that will open gates to Siegel City's past and glimpses into its future.
Is Santa Claus Super?
With Christmas permeating all aspects of pop culture -- music, TV, movies, comic books -- Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit attempts to tackle the ultimate yuletide question... is Santa Claus a superhero?
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
A Revolving Door in Heaven
CXPulp's Blake Petit takes a look at what exactly death and life mean in mainstream American comic books.
Opening Night of the Dead
The Climax Studios Festival of Fear is a Halloween tradition, but with monsters roaming the theme park and a monster movie filming on the adjacent film lot, what hell will break loose when a real zombie surfaces and starts biting?
Gill Lutz is a Vegas runner, tasked with protecting his casino from metahuman tampering. On Christmas, the hero called Lucky Penny sets her sights on his casino, and Gill will have to find a way to stop her before she drives them out of business... or more importantly, he loses his job.
The Restless Dead of Siegel City
Josh Corwood and the Capes of Siegel City are back in this new Halloween short story, featuring an encounter with vampires, mummies, zombies... and a ghost of the past.
Filmmaker Curtis Dupré seems to have everything he could want on the set of his second film, but people begin to vanish from the set, and from the memories of everybody except Curtis. A strange visitor is eliminating those close to the young director, and there’s no telling who is next. Curtis Dupré will have to look into himself and discover what it means to be The Beginner.
Other People's Heroes
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Josh Corwood has spent his life believing in the superheroes of Siegel City. When an undiscovered talent gives him the chance to join them, he discovers his heroes aren't all he imagined. In this cult favorite superhero comedy adventure, Josh will try to blow the lid off the world's greatest scam, and in the process, find the real heroes hidden away.
A Long November and Other Tales of Christmas
Duncan Marks is fed up with Christmas arriving in October, but his wife and son are Yuletide nuts. To make matters worse, the sudden appearance of a mysterious spirit makes it clear that the future of Christmas itself may rely on Duncan finding a way to open his heart. Duncan's story, and eight others by author Blake M. Petit, will give you the gift of new favorites you'll re-read each year.
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- Seeking The Heavens
on April 30, 2011
SEEKING THE HEAVENS is a different sort of sci-fi story. Set about a century after the sky is "broken" in some catastrophic event, the human race has reverted to sort of a steampunk kind of existence. Technology works, but not at the level we're used to, and many of the things we take for granted are no longer viable. Enter Jaiden, a teenage inventor who discovers that his long-absent father has been on a quest to repair the sky. Jaiden sets out with a group of odd characters to find his father and complete the quest. Hendricks takes a very different approach to this kind of story. While most writers in this sort of setting would immerse us in a bleak, hopeless remnant of humanity, Hendricks's story is very much focused on faith and love, and the restorative power of each. It's a refreshing change of pace, and it really makes the book worth your time.