I’m a bit stunned. Check out the latest review over at Fanboy Comics.
Tony Caballero says it best: “it shouldn’t work as well as it does”.
A quirky story in a niche subgenre that doesn’t get nearly the shelf space it should, Crimson Son has no right to work, or even exist. A traditional publisher would have sanitized it for the young adult audience or steered toward a more recognizable formula. I might have sold millions by now with the story of a plucky kid that comes into his own superpowers and impresses his absentee, but caring, father.
But that isn’t what it is. It is something weird and wonderful that maybe needed self publishing to live. His superhero dad is a dick. Spencer is awkward, profane, and above all, real. He shouldn’t be interesting. He shouldn’t have such a fantastic story to tell.
Despite all that, he does. And the critics I have found willing to give self-pub a chance have so far agreed. For that, I am grateful and humbled.
If you haven’t already, give Crimson Son a chance. I don’t make any garauntees, but I’m starting to believe most of you out there will enjoy the journey.
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