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Hello, all you fine examples of human development.

I’ve got three lovely reviews for the advance copies of Story Studios Presents Changing of the Guard.

Kevin T. Phillips 5.0 out of 5 stars

Fast-paced and visceral, this action-packed story even tugs at the heartstrings

Make no mistake, this is a superhero story. The author doesn’t try to hide it, but he also doesn’t insult the reader’s intelligence. It’s a damn GOOD superhero story, with richly drawn characters, well-developed backstories and believable subplots. The author (the aptly-named Scott Story) has a sense of humor about his subject matter: The superheroes have sometimes silly names, weird powers, and inter-relate in a larger-than-life social pecking order. But they also feel pain, both physical and emotional from their conflicts and the body augmentation many have had to endure to become the heroes and villains of the world they live in. Scott is great at describing these epic battles and the destruction left in their wake, but he is equally good at chilling the spine with more horrific sequences when he delves into the supernatural, because these forces also exist in abundance in Spire City: Crystal Skulls, Druids, Thought-beasts and even hints of Lovecraftian horror! Is the best yet to come? I’m sure of it!

P. Mccall 5.0 out of 5 stars

Vivd descriptions, Punchy plot, a joy to read!

Changing of the Guard (Spire City Noir Book 1) is a continuation of the Story’s long running graphic novel adventure featuring their main hero/anti hero Johnny Saturn this time in prose form. The prose can be described as purple in the best terms, that is to say vivd and colorful. You can feel the sweat, the grime and the atmosphere oozes. There are also several pen and ink character portraits illustrating the book which helps defines the reader’s “skull cinema”. Five stars, two thumbs up, full marks on any scale.

Ian T. Healy5.0 out of 5 stars

Rollicking good fun

This is a fun collection of superhero yarns that has a strong four-color influence. If you grew up reading comics in the 70s and 80s, or read them now fondly, you will enjoy this book. Scott and Benita weave a fantastic, detailed world where superheroes and supervillains have epic battles with tremendous stakes, and at the same time have powerful character moments.

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