Friday, October 19, 2012

Superheroes and Cheeseburgers

A special guest today on Thinking The Lions:  PT Dilloway is the author of over 40 (!) books; his latest is "A Hero's Journey", the first in what will hopefully be a long line of books about the newest/oldest superhero, The Scarlet Knight

Thanks again to Briane for letting me take over yet another of his many blogs.

From reading Mr. Pagel’s blogs, I know how much he loves McDonald’s cheeseburgers.  I decided then I should dedicate one of these guest posts to McDonald’s cheeseburgers.  But how could my novel A Hero’s Journey possibly relate to cheeseburgers?

In a broader sense, McDonald’s cheeseburgers and superheroes share a few similarities.  First, both have been a part of the fabric of American life for a long time.  Superheroes first came about in 1938 while McDonald’s cheeseburgers were introduced in the 50s.  And they still remain popular today.

The most popular superheroes like Superman or Batman or Spider-Man may not be the most innovative or original titles anymore, just like the McDonald’s cheeseburger is not the most creative example of a cheeseburger anymore.  They’ve both stuck to the same basic formulas for all those decades, which helps to maintain their popularity.  And really the familiarity helps sell superhero movies and McDonald’s cheeseburgers all over the world.

Of course I’d like to think my superhero book is more delicious than a McDonald’s cheeseburger, at least for the mind.  Eating a book would just give you a really bad case of indigestion.

If you’re ready to sink your teeth into my book, you can buy it from Solstice Publishing here.   

The book is also available from other retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  To find out more about A Hero’s Journey including character bios, deleted scenes, and a visitor’s guide to Rampart City visit my blog at PT Dilloway: Tales Of The Scarlet Knight.


Me again: Like I said, I've read the book, finishing it last night.  I give it five stars.  It's an incredible read: superheroes, magic, crime, friendship, love, superheroes, and a great villain.  Plus, THE ENDING! It's great.

PT talks more about the Scarlet Knight and her powers here on The Best Of Everything, but you can learn everything you need to know by just buying the book.  At $2.99, it's a great deal.

Leave a comment!  If you leave a comment here, you are automatically entered in a contest PT is having to give away  a free PDF copy of his book to one lucky commenter!


Andrew Leon said...

Francis Bacon was all for eating books. Maybe it's a lost art?

Briane P said...

Is that true?

Andrew Leon said...

Well, here's the quote:
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention."

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

So I guess by default Andrew is going to win the free book! Might be hard to eat it though unless he prints it out first.

Andrew Leon said...

No printer... I wonder how filling electronic words are.

Briane P said...

"De Fault! The two sweetest words in the English language!" -- Homer Simpson.

Sad that Andrew quotes Francis Bacon and I quote a man who is made of bacon.

Tony Laplume said...

McDonald's has that great two-cheeseburger deal. Does Scarlet Knight have that?

Andrew Leon said...

I thought Homer was made out of doughnuts?