Big News! PART II: In praise of Marvel’s movie plans (and how it relates to you and me)

BIG NEWS!

PART II: Marvel Studio’s genius ‘long game’ has inspired my own  

Hello, Constant Reader. You have stuck with me through thick and thin—or, you know, would have if you hadn’t listened to that old gypsy woman—and I shall reward you for your loyalty beyond your wildest imaginings! (N.B.: I’m assuming here that your wildest imaginings stop somewhere short of a bunch of cool books.)

As Benedict Cumberbatch said for no apparent reason in Star Trek: Into Copying Star Trek II Darkness, “Shall we begin?”

Marvel’s long game has been brilliant

Okay, so here’s what’s the what. You know how Marvel movies were planned so far in advance that Iron Man came out all the hell the way back in 2008. That was eight years ago, and we are years away from finishing even this cycle with these actors. This summer there’s Captain America: Civil War, which pits Cap against Iron Man and shit, and then also this year is Doctor Strange, which if you aren’t excited about this I don’t even know you anymore. What I’m saying is this started eight years ago and is going to continue forever because it was so well planned out.

marvel moviesThey’re planning so far ahead THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A PICTURE for Avengers Part 3: Part 2.

Contrast this with the Keystone Kops approach of DC movies, which seems to be:

  1. Make a kind of shitty and boring, even depressing, Superman movie called Man of Steel a couple of years ago.
  2. Take the Man of Steel sequel and don’t make it a sequel but instead stuff it full of barely differentiated DC “heroes” (Wonder Woman gets a pass because she’s Wonder Woman) in a rush to Justice, if you will (oh, the wit!). We get glimpses of Aquaman, the Flash, and for some goddamn reason fucking Cyborg instead of Martian Manhunter, who in many ways is the soul of the Justice League.
  3. Make a shitty, rushed Justice League movie to compete with Marvel’s Avengers movies, each character of which was painstakingly rendered over years of lead-up films. I’m thinking this movie will be as fun as visiting your mother’s grave in the rain.  (Oh, wait, that was actually a scene in Superman v. Batman.)
  4. You know what character should get his own spinoff movie? Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Jr. People gave him shit because he was the only actor who expressed any emotion in the whole goddamn movie, when in fact he gave a Heath Ledger-level, character-defining performance.

lexBut I digress.

Anyway, what I’m doing is taking a page from Marvel’s comic book (OMG GET IT?!?) and planning my books wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the fuck in advance. While this is exactly the kind of claustrophobia-inducing commitment that DC seems incapable of making, it is just right for yours truly.

Books until late 2019, should I live that long

I have books planned out for as long as my Medicaid and food stamps last. Dozens of books. Most of them will be under my name, but several will be under the pen name “Hugo Navikov” and will be written for hire for my publisher, like I’m an Old West ink-slinger. (I know that’s not a thing. Work with me here.)

Now, most of you know all too well the books I already have out, some of which were self-pubs now seeking nests with actual publishers, and some of which are published with the awesome genre house Severed Press. There will probably be other exclusive (I’ll explain tomorrow) pulp novels, but let’s quickly review the present slate:

1.
Available now

2.
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3.
Available now

The comic suspense thriller Ain’t That America (2000)

The literary-historical fantasy Darwin’s Dreams (2008) The ill-advised story collection Inappropriate Behavior (2011)

4.
Available
now

5.
Available
now

6.
Special Edition
Limited Availability

The hysterical horror of Deadtown Abbey (2013) The dark world after the zombie apocalypse in Reviva Las Vegas! (2014) The arousing first chapter of the serial novel Cal Longwood, Porn Star Detective (2015)

7.
Available
now

8.
Available
now

9.
Special Edition
Limited Availability

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The for-real college course in the undead, the nonfiction Zombie School Confidential (2015) Book 1 of the epic Cthulhu Attacks! trilogy, The Fear (2015)

The cryptid pulp adventure Congo Bongo (written as “A. Nonymous”) (2015)

10.
Available now

11.
Available now

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12.
Available now

Nikola Tesla vs. The Daylight Vampires (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #1) (2016) The rip-roaring SF yarn Space Explosions! Pew! Pew! Pew! (written as “A. Nonymous”) (2016) Absinthe in Arkham: Two Tales of Lovecraftian Decadence (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #2) (2016)

13.
Available now!

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14.
Coming
in May

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15.
Coming
this Summer

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The side-(and mind-) splitting Lovecraft Cackles: 2 Tales of Miskatonic Mayhem (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #3) (2016) The Silver Age science fiction novel The Act The rip-roaring SF yarn Space Explosions! Pew! Pew! Pew! (written as “A. Nonymous”)

16.
Coming
this Summer

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17.
Coming
this Summer

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18.
Coming
this Fall

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The eagerly awaited next chapter of the Cthulhu Attacks! saga, Book 3: The Faith Nikola Tesla Meets The Slender Man (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #4) The Steampunk pulp adventure Prehistoric Beasts and Where to Fight Them 

19.
Coming
this Winter

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20.
Coming
Holidays 2016

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21.
Coming
early 2017

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The incredible finale of Cthulhu Attacks!
Book 3: The Fight 

Christmas in Hell: Two Stories of ‘O, Holy Shit!’ (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #5)

(This will be sent for the holiday season no matter when you start!)

Tesla and Darwin Fight Edison’s Ravenous Megalodons through the Judicious Use of Time Travel and Giant Robots
(The Tesla Trilogy, Book 1)

22.
Coming in
early 2017

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23.
Coming in
mid-2017

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24.
Coming in
mid-2017

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Absinthe in Arkham 2: More Tales of Lovecraftian Decadence (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #6) Tesla and Edison Reluctantly Unite to Fight Against the Order of the Mystic Eye Using Only the Finest Scientific Principles (The Tesla Trilogy, Book 2) Tales from the Opium Den (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #7)

25.
Coming in
late 2017

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26.
Coming
in 2018

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27.
Coming
in 2018

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Tesla and Nellie Bly Fight MIRROR TESLA and His Arc-Light of Death by Bending the Very Laws of Nature (The Tesla Trilogy, Book 3) Nikola Tesla Sinks The Flying Dutchman (Hoade’s Penny Dreadfuls #8) Congo Bongo 2: Mondo Bongo (written as “A. Nonymous”)

25.
Coming
in 2018

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27.
Coming
in
 2019

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27.
Coming in
early 2019

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The Phildickian science fiction adventure Patron Saint The ’70s Vegas crime thriller The Mook The first book of The Multiverse Trilogy: Analog

28.
Coming
mid-2019

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29.
Coming
in 2019

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30.
Coming
late 2019

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The second book of The Multiverse Trilogy: Digital  The supernatural horror of Bop: A Novel of Terror and Revenge The final book of The Multiverse Trilogy: Quantum 

All of these books can (and let’s admit it, probably will) be yours! To find out how—and get a FREE audiobook of Cthulhu Attacks!—tune in tomorrow for all the info about THE SEAN HOADE BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB!

A note to current Patreon supporters and backers of my Tesla Trilogy Kickstarter

You may be thinking, “Hey, I’m already supposed to get some of these books and stuff! I ain’t payin’ twice for the same stuff!” Indeed not, my somewhat rowdy-sounding friend. Those books which you already have or will be receiving through Patreon or Kickstarter will be getting only books you don’t already have. [Italics mine, for dramatic effect. DID IT WORK? (Caps mine, for extra dramatic effect. I won’t do bold now. You get the gag.)]

So (1) don’t feel like you’re getting shlonged, as the Fat Melting Carrot of Hate would say; and (b) come back to the blog on Thursday for the amazement and inspiration that will be my Book of the Month Club! (I think bold was justified here.)

Onward to tomorrow!

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