AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – JANINE K. SPENDLOVE (THE SIDE OF GOOD / THE SIDE OF EVIL)


eSpec Books interviews Janine K. Spendlove, contributor to The Side of Good / The Side of Evil, a Superhero Flipbook anthology, http://tiny.cc/SoGSoE.

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eSB: Which side are you writing for?

JKS: Officially the Side of Evil… but my “villain” does not think they are the “bad guy”….

eSB: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would it work?

JKS: The ability to teleport. I hate having to commute places. SO. MUCH. WASTED. TIME.

eSB: Who is your favorite superhero and why?

JKS: It’s almost impossible to pick just one. Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel both get top billing with me – both of those ladies are amazing. But if I HAVE to pick a favorite, then I’d go with Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). She’s a Pakistani/American Muslim teenage girl in New Jersey just trying to get through high school… and suddenly gets some pretty awesome super powers, and gets to join the superhero ranks, and is over the moon about it. In her teamup with Wolverine she makes him take a selfie with her, and when she meets Spiderman (in another teamup), she freaks out and tells him how much she ships him & Captain Marvel, and just… she’s just so adorable and genuine and I love her.

eSB: What is your favorite superhero movie and why? –

JKS: Currently Wonder Woman… OH WAIT.

eSB: What other comic or superhero-related work have you done in the past?

JKS: I’ve got superhero stories in “Heroes” (He Was a Marvelous Man) and “A Hero By Any Other Name” (Stupendous Sparkle)

eSB: If there was one comic franchise you could work on, which would it be and why?

JKS: Captain Marvel or Ms. Marvel for the reasons stated above.

eSB: Fiction or comics, which is your favorite medium and why?

JKS: I love them both for very different reasons!

eSB: Do you have any news you would like to announce?

JKS: YES! This fall I’ve got a Star Wars tie-in story coming out in issue 161 (October) of the Star Wars Insider. It’s specifically a Battlefront tie-in and I’m super excited!

eSB: Please let us know where you can be found on social media.

JKS: I can be found as either JanineSpendlove (twitter) or JanineKSpendlove (instagram, tumblr, etc) just about anywhere

eSB: Thank you for allowing this glimpse beneath your alter-ego. We’re looking forward to more super heroics and evil geniuses to come.

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