Death of a Parent, Birth of a Superhero
This month, I look at one of the traditional aspects of a superhero origin story from the personal perspective of someone who has lost his parents. It's particularly poignant for me as I'm observing the twentieth anniversary of my father's passing.
Go read and comment there if you're so moved.
(I should add that all week Apex Publications, who hosts the blog, has been having daily sales on their books as a lead-in to Halloween. Each day a different book is being offered at 40%. If you check out their blog, you can find out more information; today it's The Changed by BJ Burrow being offered on sale.)