Hi, everyone! It’s time for the latest stop on my blog tour, promoting my recent release Undercover Boyfriend, the first book in my One Fine Day series.
The books in this series all center on the theme of marriage. In each book, readers will be introduced to a new set of characters, who will face a different set of complications. The glue that ties the books together is a wedding or marriage. This means, readers can pick up any book in the series and immerse themselves in the world without feeling as if they have to go back to the first book.
So now that I’ve told you a little bit about the series itself, let’s talk about comic book characters. Now why in the world would I want to do that? Well, Marty Valdez, one of the main characters in Undercover Boyfriend is a comic book enthusiast.
Okay, that might be putting it a bit mildly. He is obsessed with comic books. Not only does Marty want to make a living as a comic book artist, but his entire life revolves around superheroes. He peppers his dialogue with superhero references and even devotes most of his wardrobe to superhero-inspired graphic tees.
So to introduce you to Marty and the kind of guy he is, I figured it would be fun if I had Marty himself discuss his Top 5 Favorite Comic Book Heroes. I hope you’re all ready because I’m handing the keyboard over to him right now.
What’s up, everybody? When Jacob told me I’d be putting in an appearance here at his blog, I have to admit, I got a bit nervous. I’m not really good in front of large crowds. What can I say? I’m a real introvert, and I mean like excessively so, like having to talk to new people makes me sweat though my underwear, not that you wanted to know that or anything, because I know you don’t. I also find that I tend to say inappropriate things and ramble when I’m uneasy, I guess kinda like I’m doing now. I’m like the Flash, but instead of running real fast, I talk real fast and most people just can’t keep up. Know what I mean?
Anyway, I didn’t know what I was going to do or say here, but then Jacob told me I’d be sharing my favorite superheroes with you to break the ice, and I was like, whoa! I can talk about comic books all day long. So who makes my list? Well, here you go.
Who doesn’t like the idea of some intergalactic power ring wearing police force that patrols the universe? I mean, these guys and gals aren’t issued a badge or a gun. They get a freaking power ring that is capable of creating any construct the ring-bearer can imagine. How cool is that?
The great thing about Green Lantern is that you don’t have to be the strongest guy in the class. What you need to be is the smartest, the most creative, and for a skinny guy like me, talk about a win!
Princess Diana is the bomb! She’s an Amazon warrior princess who’s got super strength, super speed, magic bracelets, a cool tiara, and a freaking magic lasso. Plus, she gets to pal around with the Greek pantheon. Okay, sure, those gods can be jerks sometimes and send her on insanely impossible quests, but she gets to actually have conversations with the likes of Zeus and Athena. I’d love to have a powwow with them as long as they didn’t turn me into a sheep or anything like that. Those Greek gods can be a bit touchy sometimes. Yeesh!
Okay, like most people, I’ve always loved Supes, that big ol’ Boy Scout. Not only does he have all those powers, but he’s probably like the most moral person on the planet. Literally, he could squash someone like a bug if he wanted to, but he doesn’t. He’s got this strong moral compass that I’ve always admired. He looks out for the little guy and always does what’s right. What’s not to like about that, right?
#2—Robin (Tim Drake)
Some people might find it weird that Robin is one of my favorite heroes of all time because he’s just the Boy Wonder, the character forever in the shadow of the bat, but that’s what I admire about Robin, especially when Tim Drake wore the outfit. The first Robin, Dick Grayson, was too much of a joker as a teen. Holy Headache, Batman! That kid got annoying real fast, and Jason Todd, who replaced him, never really fit in, but Tim, man, Tim was able to figure out, all by himself, that Bruce Wayne was Batman. Can you even imagine that?
Tim Drake was the first Robin to step out of Batman’s shadow, and if you’ve ever read a Batman comic book or watched one of his movies, you know how long of a shadow Batman casts. That’s truly admirable in my opinion.
And of course, my favorite superhero of all time, is the Batman himself. What’s truly great about Batman is that he can hold his own against super powered bad guys, using only his brains and his devices. He’s taken on villains that have toppled Superman and Wonder Woman and won based on his smarts alone. To me, that’s the true definition of a hero—being an ordinary guy who’s able to stand up against the more extraordinary.
So that’s my top 5 favorite superheroes of all time. I hope you agree with at least some of my choices, and if not, what are some of yours? I’d love to talk about them because like I said, I can talk about comic book characters all day long.
Undercover Boyfriend Blurb:
A One Fine Day Novel
Two men, one lie, and a whole bunch of trouble.
Marty Valdez is in serious trouble. His sister’s wedding is around the corner, and everyone expects to meet Marty’s super-successful underwear model boyfriend—whom Marty invented. Now Marty has to produce a half-naked hottie or suffer the worst humiliation of his life.
FBI agent Luke Myers is in serious trouble. He’s been working undercover to take down a dangerous drug cartel, but his cover’s blown and he needs to disappear. Luckily, a geeky yet intriguing comic book artist gives him the perfect opportunity. Luke just has to pretend to be his boyfriend, and pretending is what he does best. But between Marty’s mother and his ex, Luke might’ve bitten off more than he can chew, and Marty’s knack for finding trouble might ruin more than just his sister’s wedding.
Buy Undercover Boyfriend here