Dancing with the Squirrels: Tales from Comics Fandom and Beyond. Dwight R. Decker.

Dancing with the Squirrels: Tales from Comics Fandom and Beyond

Vesper Press:
Nashville: 2015
Trade paperback, New,
240 pp.
Cover artwork by: Sam Kujava

“Long before any theories about oversized detonations... there were funny stories about comic book fans! A long time ago, a certain aspiring author realized that he didn't know much about what real-life detectives, spies, cowboys, or starship captains actually do, so it would be hard to write stories about them. But what he did know was what kind of trouble his fellow comic-book fans got into. So, taking the old advice to new writers, ‘Write what you know,’ a little too much to heart, he instead wrote real fan fiction - stories about fans. This book collects some of his best, new and old, all as fresh and funny as when they were first written. In the title story, destiny strikes like lightning at a comics convention - but its aim is a little off. In the other stories, teenage comics fans hunt for rare and valuable old comic books in unlikely places while trying to live down the damage done to their reputations by the Batman TV show. The fictional locales range from a small town in Illinois to Los Angeles and even England, but the strangest story of all is set in Cincinnati - and happens to be perfectly true! Whether you're a comics fan or a science-fiction fan, know some fans, or just have some idea of what comic books and science fiction are, Dancing with the Squirrels will introduce you to a world you may have never known existed. The fanboys - and even a fangirl or two - are on the move!” #55710

Price: $17.95

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