We got a bunch of great candidates for our villains. Now it's time for our heroes contest. Simply post a comment with your hero's name. Remember, we've got prizes to include a Devil Duck. Winners announced Thursday, May 21.
Let's start with a favorite of Jeanne's--Bond, James Bond.
Bookended here by hunks Daniel Craig and Sean Connery.
High on my heroes list is Hawkeye (played by colonial heart throb Daniel Day-Lewis), from Last of the Mohicans
I'll throw another rock from the Trekkie faithful against the Star Wars geeks. Kirk and Spock could totally kick any Jedi Knight's or stormtrooper's butt.
Indiana Jones. Nuff said (though Bond could kick his ass).
How can we ignore Superman and Batman, rendered here by ace artist Alex Ross.
Steve McQueen in Bullit
One from the golden age of television: The Lone Ranger
Even slackers need a hero, as in the Dude from The Big Lebowski
You can vote for a real life hero. Jesse Owens comes to mind.What about the women!
Well, that brings us to one of the supreme ass-kickers as all time, Ripley from the Alien
I've been taking a lot of crap, and deservedly so, for not including more women heroes.
So from the screen:
Buffy.True life women heroes.
Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer.
Another aviation pioneer, author Beryl Markham.
Eileen Collins, the first female shuttle pilot and mission commander.
Babe Dickerson, one of the greatest athletes of all time.
Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.From Publishers Lunch:
(Fellow Leaguer) Cherie Priest's BLOODSHOT, the first novel in the Cheshire Red Reports, about a neurotic vampire/thief and her wealthy client who was blinded by a secret military project and hires her to steal back his records, to Anne Groell at Bantam Dell, in a two-book deal, by Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.Reminder.
This Thursday, May 21, I'm reading and signing with Manuel Ramos
at the book launch of the anthology, Hit List: the Best of Latino Mystery
. 7:30PM, Tattered Cover on Colfax, here in Denver. Lighthouse Lit Fest.
I'm teaching a couple of classes during the totally awesome Lit Fest
. Rhetorical Devices: Not Just for Poets.
June 11, 2009. 5-7:30PM What was the Question? How to keep your story on track.
June 18, 2009. 2-4:30PM