Friday, September 28, 2007

Cyber Age Adventures - Frank Fradella

Bad.


That would about sum this off. The majority of the writing in this book is not competent, let alone publishable. That is even publishable in a game supplement sort of sense. The names of the guilty are not on each story, but I suspect one of the writers may be more competent than the rest.

The ideas or plots for the stories are generally decent enough, barring the odd complete clone, and half a bonus point for the stuff at the back. This includes some newspaper report mockups, and some actual reports of real-life heroism, which was a nice touch.

Cyber Age Adventures : 01 The Swan - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 02 Run For Your Life - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 03 Crucible - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 04 Preventive Measures - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 05 Mother and Child Reunion - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 06 Best Served Cold - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 07 Arachnid - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 08 The Minuteman's Final Hour - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 09 Survival Instinct - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 10 Jade Tiger - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 11 Jade Tiger The Continuing Adventures - Frank Fradella
Cyber Age Adventures : 12 Hell in August - Frank Fradella


Said hero takes down a rifleman.

2 out of 5


Fast femme fatale issues.

3.5 out of 5


Super powered conflict here.

There are three editors/authors listed on this book. If they are taking it in turns to write stories here it wouldn't surprise me. However, it looks like only one of them can write at all, so far, if that is the case.

Seeing it doesn't list who is who, I just picked the first one to use.

1 out of 5



Two old superhumans try to enforce their no superheroes allowed mandate on literally, Newcomer.

2 out of 5


A hero that can predict the future saves a city by stopping a superstrong Behemoth.

2 out of 5


Permafrost, although young, was the wrong target for a rapist.

2.5 out of 5


An alien flees to Earth, because he doesn't have enough arms. Not enough to be called Arachnid, either. Super-linguists can't count.

2.5 out of 5


Litigation crazy USA catches up with very aging very first hero.

3 out of 5


A vampire decides to lend a hand with the good guys, but eventually she is found out.

2.5 out of 5


Mystical east meets stinky city west.

2.5 out of 5


Trying to banish someone to the underworld won't work if they have it in them already.

2.5 out of 5





1 out of 5

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