Summer Reading with Batgirl and Spider-Man...

I've got two new books on shelves for your summer reading needs. What? Your summer is too jam-packed to get around to reading two whole books? That's okay. I've been told they'll keep until you can get to them. You should probably buy them anyway, though. Just to be on the safe side.

Batgirl: New Hero of the Night is my second book for Scholastic, as well as my second entry in their Backstories collection. This chapter book is perfect for younger readers, and tells Barbara Gordon's recently revised history, beginning with her New 52 adventures and heading into the current day. Everything you need to know about Babs is collected within these covers, so make sure you nab a copy or two for the heroic kids in your house.

The first book I ever worked on was an updated guide for Spider-Man for DK Publishing. That particular book was written by Tom DeFalco, and was in need of 16 new pages to keep the text up to date with Spidey's more recent adventures. I jumped at the opportunity, and have been lucky enough to write several books a year ever since.

After I wrote Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon and Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero, I got the chance to rework our entire Spidey guide to match the format of those DK books. The result was Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero

Recently, I was able to rework my first book even further with the latest edition of Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero. This updated version features new entries on the latest Spidey happenings, and updates our older spreads. We also get a chance to talk about some of the best new characters in the Wall-Crawler's life, including Spider-Gwen and Silk. It's on bookshelves now, so make sure you add it to your collection. Or you can wait another six to ten years when we update this one. But I wouldn't recommend it. Your Spidey Sense will be tingling long before then.

To be continued...