W.A. Stanley (or ‘Was’ for short) is a multi-genre author with a penchant for telling strange tales with undertones relating to society, the modern world and the human condition. His debut novel, Till Death Do Us Party, is due for release in 2022 (but please don’t hold him to that).
In the meantime, take a look at some short stories, book reviews, opinion pieces, and of course, news and updates about the progress of his works.
- My February writings
- Book reviews are back
- Grogu vs Cal Kestis
- Poker Face
- Potty Dance Day
- And more you’ll have to click the link to discover
Unpacking James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe
Because a franchise isn’t a franchise unless it’s a massive shared universe, let’s unpack the DC Universe’s plans.Read on…
The Wonderful World of Was: March Edition… Out Now!
My March newsletter is now available on Substack. Come for the updates, stay for the celebration of Potty Dance Day.Read on…
Saturday Snippets: February 2023
With February done, it’s time for our monthly look at some Saturday Snippets!Read on…
Rediscovering the Ronin Rabbit: The End of an Ear-a
My third reflection on Stan Sakai’s Yojimbo, looking at the final books of the Fantagraphics Era.Read on…
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- The Naughty ListWhere young Virginia becomes one of Santa’s elves, and assists him in seeking “charitable donations” from those on his Naughty List.
- The LiberationWhere, following the war that started when they were a small child, Citizen 1,498,382 reflects upon those days that came to define them. The days when YutopiCorp’s forces landed in their homeland and liberated them—and their entire country—from the tyranny of political rule.
- Pestilence’s Party with RonaWhen word trickles down that the Rapture is nigh, Pestilence decides he must break free of the Four Horsemen and usher in one last hurrah: the coronavirus.
- The Retirement PlanWhere a Hunter for the City, Kex Atto, approaches her retirement. But in the City, circa 2254, retirement means death: you don’t work to live, you live to work. After this, the City has no further use for you.
- The SlumlordWhere Detective Jon Bakker is recruited by one of the City’s powerbrokers to locate the mysterious Slumlord… But aren’t they just a myth?
- Brothers in ClawsA tale of two brothers who love each other very, very much. When they’re not trying to rip the flesh from the other sibling, that is.
- Unpacking James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC UniverseBecause a franchise isn’t a franchise unless it’s a massive shared universe, let’s unpack the DC Universe’s plans.
- Rediscovering the Ronin Rabbit: The End of an Ear-aMy third reflection on Stan Sakai’s Yojimbo, looking at the final books of the Fantagraphics Era.
- Another Year OverNow 2022’s in the can, let’s collectively move on from it and kick 2023’s butt.
- Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream: BeyondJoin me for my final look at Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, with all those stories told after the series conclusion.
- Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream: The EndJoin me as I continue my examination of one the wonderful Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, looking at the saga’s final act, chronicled in volumes 8 to 10.
- Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream: The MiddleJoin me as I continue my examination of one of my biggest influences as a writer, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, with volumes four to seven, forming the saga’s second act.
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