A Place to Hang Your Cape was created in 2010 to be a site to explore and define the superhero genre. We have since evolved and our new mission is to provide quality articles about the superhero genre in every medium, as well as supporting independent comic book creators.
In addition to reviewing comics and interviews with creators, we also still offer essays about the superhero genre, humour pieces, and other articles covering superhero films, TV shows, comics video games, and books. A Place to Hang Your Cape: Where heroes go to relax.
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Owner & Editor-in-Cape
By day, David Molofsky is a mild-mannered writer and American expat living in London. With degrees in screenwriting from both Vassar College in New York and the Central Film School of London, David has worked for film production companies in Hollywood, New York, and London assisting on pre-production and marketing for such films as Source Code, The Messenger, Middle of Nowhere, The King’s Speech, and Cairo Time. He is currently a Product Development Executive managing RICSRecruit.com.
In addition to AP2HYC, David has previously written for ITProPortal, the BBC America blog, Anglophenia and the entertainment websites WhatCulture and WeGotThisCovered. His favourite word is “discombobulated”.
Fred McNamara joined AP2HYC after interning with S.H.I.E.L.D. What began as a three month placement unfortunately ended after roughly three hours – Fred had left the base on a coffee round, and returned to find it in ruins circled with what appeared to be the remains of three helicarriers. Fred then joined International Rescue as a test pilot, but got fired after crashing the prototype Thunderbird Zero into Thunderbird 2’s hanger.
Fred is now up to his neck in the world of journalism. By day, he’s a video journalist working in local television. By night however, he’s a self-described Indiana Jones of popular culture, consuming cult television and independent comics as ravenously as possible. In the past, he’s written for a variety of websites, blogs and magazines, including PopMatters, Flickering Myth, Screen Relish and Starburst Magazine, more of which you can find out more by visiting his website, Fred McNamara Writes.
Because Fred doesn’t believe that balancing his editorial duties with a regular life is enough, he’s also writing his debut book – Spectrum is Indestructible! Published by Chinbeard Books next February, the book is a critical celebration of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and is now available to pre-order.
Having been obsessed with Smallville at an age that was probably way too young to be watching Smallville, it’s no surprise that Silje has found herself happily immersed in the world of superheroes. 2008’s, “Of course I’m seeing Iron Man this weekend,” quickly transformed into not missing a midnight showing of the latest superhero blockbuster and weekend binges of the newest Marvel shows on Netflix. While being a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is her true job of choice, after graduating with a BA in English and Film Studies, Silje realized that the only thing more enjoyable than watching her favorite films and television shows is writing about them… which she’s now doing in New York for AP2HYC!
Katie Young is a writer, singer, and occasional zombie movie ‘supporting artiste’. She also works in kids’ TV but really wishes she were a rock star. She is the author of numerous short stories, and dark paranormal novel, The Other Lamb. An avid lover of TV and film, she has written for various e-zines, most recently Haddonfield Horror, The Cult Den, Film Debate, and A Place to Hang Your Cape. She is currently obsessed with twins, lightning, and circus performers.
Easy going. Understanding. Forgiving. These are some words that Scott knows how to spell. In truth, he’s a sadistic mega-geek and may Odin help you if you cross him! He’s got a BA (Hons) in Screenwriting and as of 2014 is studying for his Masters degree. His lifelong ambition is to have a career as a “proper” writer, whatever that means, along with world domination. He likes alliteration, saying the word “DISCLAIMER!”, and hates D.C., Disney, and people who misuse the word “literally” with a passion greater than the heat of a thousand exploding supernovas. Fear his rage!
Coming from the historic town of Poole, Dorset, Mark enjoys writing stories and imagining new worlds. With a degree in Screenwriting from Southampton Solent University, he hopes to make a career in film or television, and share his stories with others. Writing them as novels is also an option. His favourite film is The Pagemaster, he is an avid fan of Disney and Pokémon, and enjoys musicals, anime, and obscure shows from his childhood no one else remembers. Mark enjoys writing film reviews in his spare time, and puts most of his creative stuff on his Deviantart page.
Senior TV Writer
Long ago in the days of yore when his grandfather gave him a Megazord and a ton of Spider-Man comics, Scott Swartz knew he was destined for a life of nerdom. Scott is an aspiring screenwriter and film producer who has worked for Discovery and the film The Place Beyond the Pines. He wrote his senior thesis on comic book film adaptations, which sent him to New York Comic Con for research where he met Robert Kirkman and some other fantastic individuals. He aspires to be funny, uses the word “lugubrious” a lot, his favorite Halloween costume was being an off-duty Power Ranger in college, and he has a baseball signed by a Batman. You can guess which one.
Davidde Gelmini has been a filmmaker for a number of years now, working on both fiction films and documentaries in roles including director and producer. In addition to film making, he also enjoys to write about film as it allows him to conveys his knowledge and passion of the subject to others in an enjoyable and interesting way. He is soon to start an MA in Film Studies, after having completed his BA in Film and Television, and is excited to see what the future may hold.
When not writing for AP2HYC, Jillian can be spotted taking leisurely strolls down Main Street USA and wandering aimlessly throughout the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. With a B.A. in Digital Filmmaking, Jillian has worked for a number of production companies ranging from The Walt Disney Company to NBC Universal. Jillian hopes her job as a Senior Writer will help her get over the fact that she still hasn’t seen Hamilton.
Ariana Zink’s first brush with superheroes was with the 90s classic X-Men: The Animated Series. She’d like to say she specifically woke up at the crack of dawn to watch it for the insanely catchy theme song, the fascinating plot, or even the bright colors. That would be a lie. She watched it because she thought Gambit was hot; she’s still confused about that. Nonetheless, she grew into loving all things geeky. She has a degree in Screenwriting and Theatre, and aspires to have a writing career like Tina Fey. That, or be a sassy waitress in a small town diner. The first ambition is actually more realistic because she can’t snap her fingers, so she can never be truly described as ‘sassy’.
Dara lives in New Jersey, where she works on her novels and scholarly writings in her spare time. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Asian Studies and a Master’s Degree in American History. She is working towards becoming a college professor, someday. She loves reading history books, fantasy novels, and comic books. She has loved superheroes since she was a little girl and watched Batman: The Animated Series. She also enjoys Japanese anime and manga. Her greatest dream, though, is to have a house full of books and time to tell stories to her nephews.