Anyway, I actually like Adam’s first book, The Legend of Buddy Hero, so I’m glad he didn’t die, and that he’s survived long enough to write the second book. I read some excerpts of the first Buddy Hero some time ago, and I’ve since been reading the full version at home. It’s a terrific superhero story, following the great tradition of American superhero literature! Except that Buddy Hero is a bit of a slob, just like me!
Now I guess I should ask Adam some questions, it’s in keeping with bloggering.
So I sent him some questions on facebook. Waiting, waiting, waiting, it’s been almost 30 seconds now and …no reply.
I guess there was a delayed reaction in regards the late posting of that chain blog. Adam is gone. I thought that since he’d survived up to when I posted it that he’d be good, but chain bloggs are unforgiving, they can get you when you least expect it. I myself have broken several of these and know that my time is limited. Yep, I’ll be dropping off the twig in the next sixty years. I may not make it to 111, or even 100. I was hoping for a letter from the Queen too. Let’s see, she’ll be… ooo… 140 something or other when I’m 100. So she’ll be good, I probably won’t. Maybe she’ll send me a letter when she turns 100. I can only hope.
Question: Are you glad you didn’t die while waiting for me to do that chain bloggy thing?
Answer: I actually died more than a little while waiting, but since I don't have any major addictions, I figure it just gets me closer to true author hood.
Question: One of your less than erudite fans was crittering the "Legend of Buddy Hero" saying that there wasn't a good explanation of how the Fat Mogul got to where he was. Should he/she be buying the second book?
Answer: Book two does give a lot more back story, but not all answers will be revealed. One of the points of the series is to go along with Buddy as he learns the history.
I should explain that answer, Buddy’s mind was wiped of all his memory in the first book, so he’s rediscovering himself. It’s not a hippy thing.
Question: Now be honest, Buddy Hero, Buddy Holly… are you a fan?
You know, the name Buddy Hero was a silly thing I came up with ages before I even considered writing a book about superheroes. Kind of inspired by "buddy Christ" of dogma fame. But yeah, took me a while before I didn't think of Holly whenever the name came up.
I actually didn’t understand that answer either.
Question: Why Sun city?
Answer: I actually had a difficult time coming up with a city for Buddy to live in. I didn't want him to be constrained by the reality of any city, but live in a Gotham /metropolis type of deal. Sun City is actually a fairly common city name in the states and I liked the rather optimistic outlook it gives. Seems like the perfect name for a super hero to live in.
Question: Will you be playing roulette with chain blog again? Or can we expect a third book in the series?
Answer: Basically, if I get tagged I usually do it. They're dumb and no one actually reads them, but I don't want to appear as though I don't play well with others. And yes, “The Return of Kid Zero” is the third book and I'm really excited for where that book will take the series, as will most folks who have read book 2. I don't really have a plan to end this series. I like to think of it as a comic book without the pictures (as one of my detractors has mentioned as well) I've got tons of stories to tell about Buddy and company.
There you go, Buddy Hero, that middle American, beer drinking dude, living in that ordinary Sun City – could be anyone of us really, well maybe not me because I’m living in Canada, but hey! I like beer too. Yep, it’s my hope that having thrown some giant creature northward from the borders of America, that I’ll be in a bar somewhere as Buddy comes in the door to buy a round for all us Canucks to apologise for the destruction of Toronto. No actual loss there, but I’ll be looking forward to introducing Buddy to Richard’s Red or Molsen’s Canadian.
I also look forward to reading some more of Buddy’s adventures, I’m off to get my copy of “The Rise of Fat Mogul”. This is from the dust jacket:
"Saving the world doesn’t mean squat if no one knows it was ever in trouble.
Buddy Hero and The New Defenders may have defeated the villainous Dominion and saved the world from ultimate destruction, but thanks to another worldwide redaction, no one knows. So when a familiar face reappears and claims to be the head of the Meta Human Defense Team, the heroic team finds themselves facing the ultimate decision.
The New Defenders find danger coming at them from all sides as they face off against yet another world-threatening calamity, all in full view of the Sun City Comic Convention and the Real Life Superheroes.
Now if only they could come up with a way to pay the rent."