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Original publication info:

I, Crimsonstreak
Matt Adams
Superhero
Candlemark & Gleam, 2012
ISBN-10: 1936460262
ISBN-13: 978-1936460267

I, Crimsonstreak will be available in a new ebook edition very soon!

Can I read a preview?

You sure can! Click right here to read the first two chapters.


I, Crimsonstreak: The Primer - Learn about the key characters in the Crimsonstreak Universe.

I, Crimsonstreak: The Primer, Part II - The world has changed quite a bit since our hero was thrown in prison. A look at what you need to know...and how Crimsonstreak's reality is much different from our own.

I, Crimsonstreak: The Costumes Uniforms - Visualizing the heroes of Crimsonstreak.

I, Crimsonstreak: Setting the Table - A breakdown of places our heroes visit and how each is intended to have a different "feel."

I, Crimsonstreak: The Technology - Like any other science fictionalish universe, our hero lives in a world full of fantastic tech.

The COMPLETE Crimsonstreak ABC's - A look at the Crimsonstreak universe from A to Z. I cheated a couple of times on this one.



Crimsonstreak - Crimsonstreak reveals his favorite movie, talks about the New World Common Wealth, dodges questions regarding his relationship with Jaci Graves, and needles the interviewer.

Mortimer P. Willoughby - The estimable butler for the Crusading Comet describes his love-hate relationship with Crimsonstreak, reflects on life as aide-de-camp for a superhero, and opens up about his background.

Colonel Chaos - Colonel Chaos explains the original concept behind the New World Common Wealth, elaborates on his relationship with his son, and talks candidly about life as a reformed supervillain.

Warren Kensington IV - The Once and Future Crusading Comet compares Mortimer P. Willoughby to C-3PO, hacks my Twitter feed, and relives his trip through the fabled Comet Accelerator.

Miss Lightspeed - Crimsonstreak's mother talks about juggling priorities in a superhero family, discusses her role in the Super Diplomats Corps, and offers some advice for the Heroic Legion.

Scarlet DashBoy - Is he a rival, menace, or ally to Crimsonstreak? Honestly, no one knows...not even Scarlet DashBoy himself. This surreal interview transcends the boundaries of the absurd.

The Crusading Comet/Warren Kensington III - The reigning Crusading Comet opens up about his family, the indispensability of Mortimer P. Willoughby, and answers the eternal question: Where does he get those wonderful toys?

Zeus Caesar - It's entirely possible that no one in the I, Crimsonstreak universe can match Scarlet DashBoy for pure insanity, but Zeus Caesar gives a valiant effort.


New World Common Wealth Timeline - The development of the New World Common Wealth from Miss Lightspeed's death to Crimsonstreak's escape from the Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane. CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Crusading Comet Timeline - The history of the Crusading Comet from the birth of Warren Kensington, Sr. to the birth of Warren Kensington IV.


I, Crimsonstreak: Comic Influences - You'll find the fingerprints of previous comic book creators throughout the book.

I, Crimsonstreak: Comics and the Media - The Fourth Estate has a long history in comic books, and idea that carries over into the novel.

Why Superheroes? - Why the superhero genre attracts me as a writer.


Anne E. Johnson's Blog - Challenges of the First-Person Perspective

The Qwillery - The Super World of False Documents: Bringing a Superhero World to Life

Jess Resides Here - Interview about the book, the publishing process, and why I write superheroes

Saundra Mitchell's Blog - The 9 Spot (in which I debate legs vs. pudding)

Dale Eldon's Blog - Author Spotlight

Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - The Importance of Supporting Characters

I, Crimsonstreak reviewed at Bibliognome - "Definitely a must read for any fan of the superhero genre."

I, Crimsonstreak reviewed at Comic Attack - "...Adams’s greatest strength here is the characters’ chemistry and dialogue, with many of the lines being used for well done humor."

I, Crimsonstreak reviewed at Game Vortex - "It’s got a good bit of humor interwoven with the action and some fun back-and-forth dialogue..."

I, Crimsonstreak reviewed at Superheronovels.com - "It is Orwellian and dystopian and very silly. At times it’s even a little bit funny."


Chapter-by-Chapter Author's Commentary -- Contains SPOILERS and best read AFTER you've finished the corresponding chapter!

Chapter 1 - The Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane, Serving Evil-Doers and Those in Need Since 1972

Chapter 2 - Have Jacket, Will Travel

Chapter 3 - My Only Escape is Escaping

Chapter 4 - A (Potentially Deadly) Case of the Munchies

Chapter 5 - Take Me Down to New Chaos City, Where the Grass is Green and the Butlers are British

Chapter 6 - Alfred Pennyworth + Smart Aleck = Mortimer Willoughby

Chapter 7 - Chaos Reigns and the Enforcer's Porsche

Chapter 8 - Crimsonstreak and Warren Kensington IV in... Road to Central Processing

Chapter 9 - The Comet Accelerator (Yes, That's Really What He Calls It)

Chapter 10 - Chaopolis South: It's Like Chaopolis, Only Southier

Chapter 11 - Getting a Boost and a Tale of Two Chrises

Chapter 12 - Chaotic Family Reunion

Chapter 13 - Trapped Like a (Lab) Rat

Chapter 14 - Here We Go Again on Our Own

Chapter 15 - Will the Real Colonel Chaos Please Stand Up?

Chapter 16 - A Not-So-Little Caesar and an Epic Battle of Epicness

Chapter 17 - If You Rebuild It, They Will (Maybe) Forgive You

Appendix I - Chaos Family History

Appendix II - The New World Common Wealth Era

Appendix III - History of the Crusading Comet

Appendix IV - Dawn Magazine Profiles in Heroism

Appendix V - Heroic Legion Dossiers

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