The New Hero Volume 1: Every Age Needs Its Heroes

Robin D. Laws et al.

It’s time to meet the new heroes.

Older than the written word and more popular than ever today, the hero story crosses cultures as an eternal constant. The New Hero gathers an unexpected team of writers, celebrated and emerging, to deliver fourteen thrilling and distinctive variations on this classic theme. Their new heroes span the spectrum from post-apocalyptic seer to post-traumatic arm-twister, from outcast vampire to steam-age avenger, from two-fisted aviator to rabbi pirate. Join us as selfhood is tested, obstacles shattered, and disorder vanquished.

Table of Contents

Julia Bond Ellingboe, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
Jeff Tidball, Better Off Not Knowing
Maurice Broaddus, Warrior of the Sunrise
Ed Greenwood, Midnight Knight
Richard Dansky, The Thirty-Ninth Labor of Reb Palache
Jonny Nexus, On Her Majesty’s Deep Space Service
Kyla Ward, Cursebreaker
Graeme Davis, Against the Air Pirates
Monica Valentinelli, Fangs and Formaldehyde
Kenneth Hite, Bad Beat for Aaron Burr
Chuck Wendig, Charcuterie
Monte Cook, Sundown in Sorrow’s Hollow
Alexandra & Peter Freeman, A Man of Vice
Adam Marek, The Captain

“Robin Laws lets loose a long-needed clarion call for a new kind of iconic hero, and a superteam of top-talent storysmiths answers with a bandolier full of explosive little tales designed to leave you gasping and cheering and hoping for more.”  —Matt Forbeck, author, Amortals

Robin D. Laws is a game designer, a podcaster, and the author of Pierced Heart, The Rough and the Smooth, and The Worldwound Gambit. He lives in Toronto. Gene Ha is a four-time Eisner Award–winning comic artist who is best known for Top 10 with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon, for America’s Best Comics. He lives in Berwyn, Illinois.

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