A while ago Literary Orphans, a website that very comfortably straddles the line between poetry, lit and street crime (I know; odd) put out a call for submissions for Marvel-esque superhero tales. I responded. I honestly don’t think anybody else did.
My story, entitled “The Invincible Ironclad,” tells the story of a WWII vet named Henry who discovered he couldn’t be killed during the invasion of Normandy. When he returned from the war he continued fighting evil in his home town. One night Henry encountered an enemy who could kill him, and afterwards a severely injured Henry had to retire. Now, so many years later, a new hero has risen up to take Henry’s place. But when that hero faces off against the one enemy that could kill Henry, Henry must come out of retirement to help to save the life of a threatened little boy. Along the way he learns a few secrets that will change him forever.
Read the illustrated story right here.