Book Series :: Captain Future
Avengers of the Moon
Sherlock. Queer Eye. Sabrina. An endless parade of Spider-Men (is ‘parade’ the right collective noun for spiders? Update: the internet informs me it might more correctly be called a ‘cluster of Spider-Men’).
Reboots are everywhere and Allen Steele’s AVENGERS OF THE MOON is one of them, a reboot of a classic, pulpy sci-fi series called Captain Future. I’m going to date myself by saying it was WELL before my time and that I’ve never read the previous series; regardless, I think the reboot criteria are clear:
A reboot should stand on its own.
A reboot should make characters and story arcs more accessible to modern audiences by updating the piece’s sensibilities.
A reboot should retain some of the essential qualities that made the work popular in the first place.
So does Steele deliver? Read the rest of this review »