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Samuel Sattin

About Samuel Sattin

Samuel Sattin is the author of “League of Somebodies,” a debut novel about one family’s efforts to create the world’s first superhero. (Spoiler: It doesn’t go so well.) Imagine The Doom Patrol cross-pollinated with Philip Roth and then remixed by Mel Brooks. The novel is currently available in paperback from Dark Coast Press; Audible released the audiobook performed by John Keating earlier this month. Sattin is 31 years-old and lives in Oakland with his wife. His work has appeared in Salon, io9, Kotaku, The Good Men Project and he’s currently a contributing editor at The Weeklings.
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The Super Robot Solution

Super robots and giant evil monsters are destined to clash over dominion of planet earth: Sam Sattin on a new $2 million comic book prototype. Continue reading

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Separate But Equal

From Bubble Bobble to Bioshock Infinite, Samuel Sattin explores the evolution of modern gaming, and how it’s come to share in a tenuous relationship with its cousin in cables: film. Continue reading

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Escape from Computer Barn

In which Samuel Sattin takes his job and shoves it. Continue reading

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What Would Godzilla Do?

In this new segment, thermonuclear destroyer of Tokyo provides his take on current events, controversies, and the arts. Continue reading

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Capes of Wrath

The stuff of comic books is essentially a raw, undiluted breed of native magical realism, American in origin and as ingrained in our culture as jazz, baseball, or the WWE. Samuel Sattin discusses comics, masculinity, and his debut novel, League of Somebodies. Continue reading

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The Man Behind The Curtain

Charles Krafft, an avowed white supremacist, flew under the radar of the national art scene for years under the guise of a postmodern iconoclast. Now he’s been exposed. But why did it take so long? Why weren’t we willing to listen close enough? Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Superhero (and Villain) Names of All Time

In which Samuel Sattin tackles The Weeklings ’50 Greatest Names’ tradition, this time in capes and tights. Continue reading

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8 Ways To Ensure You Write A Shitty First Novel

Samuel Sattin presents 8 steadfast, industry-ignored methods for completely obliterating any chance you might have of writing an interesting debut work of fiction.
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If My Cat’s A Gamer, Then So Are You

Samuel Sattin explains why video games, even the most violent ones, are not more harmful to society than actual guns. Continue reading

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Extra-Terrestrial Infants Can Break A Man: Or How My Father Learned to Cry

Some people need to escape to somewhere far, far away to get closer to who they are on the inside. And by far away, of course, we mean the planet Fyrine IV. Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

As children we fear the Boogeyman. As adults we fear complex thoughts. Sandy Hook Truthers are still afraid of the beast in the closet, and they want everyone else to be, too. Continue reading

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Step. Away. From The Horn-Rimmed Glasses!

Revenge of, history of, and criteria for categorization with, the nerds. Continue reading

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