Friday, December 7, 2018

Captain Midrise, by Jim Marino

★★★☆☆ Honorable Mention

(Superhero) The Golden Crusader must be getting old or something. He’s not so fast anymore, and he never flies higher than the sixth floor, but he keeps doing super deeds. Or trying to. (5,442 words; Time: 18m)

"Captain Midrise," by (edited by Jason Sizemore), appeared in issue 115, published on .

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Review: 2018.695 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: I loved the setup, and I loved Conrad’s snarky comments. Like saying it looked like the Crusader’s cape was made from his shower curtain. Or not talking to Legal because he decided he just didn’t want to know. My favorite, though, was when hearing the “hipsterpreneur” talking about “mindshare” and “ecotunity” he says, “not learning what those words mean becomes the central goal in my life.”

The scene where the crusader rescues Cynthia adds a nice bit of tension and excitement. Unlike with Superman, we have no idea whether this guy can still pull off a rescue.

Con: I couldn’t make sense out of the ending. What’s all that about his will, his destiny, and his wife?

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