Ex-Heroes by Peter Cline Independent Reading #2
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This is a tourist map of Hollywood, LA, CA.

While this map is slightly inappropriate for a post-apocolyptic book with zombies and superheroes, it serves its purpose in showing the book's inherent silliness. A survival book with superheroes and zombies, set in Hollywood; the setting and plot itself is ridiculous, much like this map. The only disconnection between this map and the book is that this map is for tourists while the survivors of the Mount seem to be locals, surviving in Hollywood for two years, and residents of the area before the apocolypse.

 

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Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2)

Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2) | Ex-Heroes by Peter Cline Independent Reading #2 | Scoop.it
It's been two years since the world ended. Two years since the dead rose and the plague of ex-humanity decimated mankind. For most of tha...
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The heroes and survivors of "The Mount" continue their fight to beat out a life amid post-apocolyptic Hollywood, when a battalion of super soldiers arrive.
The super-soldiers arrive from a base in Arizona, which seems to be a symbol of hope, a light at the end of the tunnel, necessary to survive in a post-apocolyptic world. The physical distance from "The Mount" as well as the actual plausibility of a secure base even more fortified than the Hollywood hold-out that can sustain the thousands of survivors in Hollywood only adds to how long the figurative tunnel is.

 

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EX-HEROES - GORGON (BOOK PROMO)

A book trailer I directed starring the character Gorgon from EX-HEROES and its sequels, EX-PATRIOTS and EX-COMMUNICATION (due Christmas of 2012), all publish...
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This video gives the reader a vivid depiction of the Gorgon to visualize as they're reading.
While this is only a book promo and is poorly done, it still advertises the book fairly well and could even lead to a movie being directed based on Ex-Heroes. Tell me a movie, with today's special effects, about zombies and superheroes doesn't sound awesome.

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Ganesh's comment, May 28, 2013 9:55 AM
I completely agree. A movie on this would be great. As a book, it isn't so great, but as a movie, this story would rock.
Gergana Petrova's comment, May 28, 2013 10:04 AM
I don't agree. Only because I don't like zombie movies but if it was done with decent effects it could be good.
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Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1)

Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1) | Ex-Heroes by Peter Cline Independent Reading #2 | Scoop.it
Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes. Vigilantes. Crusaders for justice, using their superh...
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Ex-Heroes is a violent mix of superheroes and zombies, with a strange interaction between the two. Superheroes left over from a chemical leak due to a meteor strike band together to protect a few thousand survivors in a Hollywood studio fortress dubbed "The Mount" from hundreds of thousands of "ex-humans", or zombies. Soon they realize that the exes aren't the only threat, and engage in a battle with the Seventeens, a group led by a supervillain with terrifying capabilities to control the exes.

The story seemed a little ridiculous until the Seventeens were finally introduced. I find it odd that a few thousand people struggled to survive when they have their own farmland, and several superheroes who are impervious to the exes attacks, and can kill them with barely any effort. I also find it difficult to believe that with the way in which the exes are described, and the easy manner in which they are slaughtered, that so many could amass in Hollywood, assuming that they killed and converted humans at a rate many times faster than humans or superheroes killed them. However the introduction of an organized gang or zombies led by their own supervillain ironically adds a sense of credibility to the story. A fun and quick read, if you suspend your disbelief.

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