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Spring 2008

Spring 2008

Superhero Stories

Volume 84, Number 2

Featuring superhero stories by Tom Bissell, George Singleton, and Scott Snyder. Also, Kwame Dawes on HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, Bill Sizemore on the life and work of Pat Robertson, unpublished work from Ezra Pound, Chris Ware’s latest installment of “Jordan W. Lint,” poetry from Billy Collins, Ted Kooser and Charles Simic. And lots more from Glen Retief, Lawrence Weschler, William Logan, Melanie Rae Thon, Matthew Power, and many others.

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Spring 2008, Superhero Stories

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Illustration by Gary Panter

Man Oh Man—It’s Manna Man

Manna Man checks the internet. He glances over the Local sections of over three-hundred small-town weekly newspapers to which he subscribes. He takes notes. He categorizes and tries not to make assumptions. The mail carrier detests Manna Man. The mail carrier comes home on Thursdays and asks his wife if she’ll keep quiet should Ben Culler’s house burn down mysteriously one night soon.

Editor’s Desk






Author Profiles

George Singleton has published four collections of stories and two novels, most recently Work Shirts for Madmen (Harcourt, 2007).

Billy Collins, the US Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, is the author of many collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels (Pittsburg, 1999) and Aimless Love (Random House, 2013).