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Nothing to Lose

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So you think you know all about superheroes? Those guys in the capes and the lightly starched spandex speedoes. Leaping tall buildings and always getting the girl. You don't know nothing.

Join Steve Vernon, Nova Scotia's hardest working horror writer, as he takes you into the world of Captain Nothing. It's a world without hope, a world that is as cold and dark as a landlord
Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Published (first published January 22nd 2011)
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Robert Beveridge
Steve Vernon, The Adventures of Captain Nothing, vol. 1: Nothing to Lose (Nocturne Press, 2007)

I've been trying to get my hands on something authored by Steve Vernon ever since I first heard about Long Horn, Big Shaggy, which sounds so awesome I'm not even going to attempt to recreate any description I've heard here. It, however, is very long out of print and very, very expensive when used copies turn up on Amazon. [ed. note: as-new copy still showing for $375, but there's now a Kindle edition,
Steve Vernon
Jul 03, 2013 Steve Vernon added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Depending on where you live, this book can be awfully hard to find. The original release came from a POD publisher that rose up and went out of business in about the same amount of time as it took you to read this sentence. Then Toronto-based publisher Burning Effigy released a chapbook version which is still on the market.

Now the good folks at Crossroad Press have released an e-book of this nasty little collection.

What's it about? Bluntly, it is a combination of super hero meets horror. Or to p
Steve Vernon
Jan 23, 2011 Steve Vernon added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
NOTHING TO LOSE was originally published by out-of-business Nocturne Press.

Since Nocturne's untimely demise the book has been re-released by Toronto publisher Burning Effigy Press.

Check out their website if you're interested in hunting up a copy of this collection of dark superhero tales.

It has also just been released in e-book format from Crossroad Press.

At $2.99 you have nothing to lose.

Yours in storytelling,

Captain Nothing isn't exactly a nihilist (like his name implies). But he accepts his circumstances with a shrug. He's a superhero. Big deal. That's why he stitched a leather mask on his face. That's the point, right? Unlike Batman, he's "always on duty."

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Hi! I'm Steve Vernon and I'd love to scare you. Along the way I'll entertain you. I guarantee a giggle as well.

If I listed all of the books I've written I'd bore you - and I am allergic to boring.

Instead, let me recommend one single book of mine.

Pick up SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME for an example of true Steve Vernon storytelling. It's hockey and vampires for folks who love hockey and vampires - and for
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