As of this morning, I’ve exceeded last month’s sales by 12 copies (312 sold in June), so I have ample motivation to get back to work on book three (said work has been somewhat on hold due to two renaissance faires eating up a lot of my schedule and creative energy).
Most readers of this blog know about the series already, but I’ve gained quite a few new followers on my various social media platforms, so this post is aimed at people who have yet to pick up either book — you know, something AF devotees can pass on to their friends to introduce them to the series (hint hint), which they can then buy by clicking on the Buy Now tab at the top of this page.
Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins
It was the worst summer of Carrie Hauser’s life, and the weirdest: it was the summer her parents announced they were getting divorced, and when a dying alien passed on to her his fantastic superhuman abilities.
All Carrie wants now is to settle into her new home in Kingsport and get her life back to something resembling normal – but that won’t be easy when her secret is discovered by a group of teenage super-hero wannabes, who need her help to discover why experimental military drones have been wreaking havoc in town.
Their search leads the fledgling super-team to Archimedes, an artificial intelligence that will do anything to escape its virtual reality prison and enter the real world.
However, the kids aren’t the only ones with an interest in Archimedes, and the super-teens soon find themselves caught in the middle of a longstanding feud between Concorde, Kingsport’s high-flying hometown hero, and his nemesis, the deadly mercenary Manticore.
Save the day? Sure…as soon as school lets out.
Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women
The world is full of magic…and it wants the Hero Squad dead.
Winter in Kingsport heats up when the necromancer Black Betty comes to town, on the hunt for the Libris Infernalis, a legendary book of dark magic with the power to raise hell on Earth…literally.
Facing power beyond their understanding, the Hero Squad turns to the Protectorate’s resident sorceress for help, but the mysterious Dr. Enigma seems to have an agenda of her own. Is she on the side of angels, or is she a devil in disguise?
And, coming this fall…
Action Figures – Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect
The past is coming back to haunt the Hero Squad.
Archimedes, the Squad’s first foe, is finally heading to trial, and the teen heroes aren’t exactly looking forward to again facing the man capable of revealing their deepest secrets to the world — but their secrets are nothing compared to the dark truths being hidden from them by people they know and trust.
When those secrets are finally laid bare, they could tear the team apart, one heartbreaking piece at a time…and if they don’t, the bloodthirsty killer known as Buzzkill Joy will.
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