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Publication Order of The Vindico Books

Publication Order of Dragons vs. Drones Books

Dragons vs. Drones (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy of the Realm (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of OCDaniel Books

OCDaniel (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sara and the Search for Normal (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wizenard Books

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Incredible Space Raiders from Space! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laura Monster Crusher (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World Below (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hello (With: Chandler Baker) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Butt Sandwich & Tree (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of SUNY Horizons of Cinema Books

Cavell on Film (By: Stanley Cavell) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebel Without a Cause: Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork (By: J. David Slocum) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Death of Classical Cinema: Hitchcock, Lang, Minnelli (By: Joe Mcelhaney) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the Millennium (By: Kirsten Moana Thompson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seoul Searching: Culture and Identity in Contemporary Korean Cinema (By: Frances K. Gateward) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work beyond Hollywood (By: Michael Atkinson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now Playing: Early Moviegoing and the Regulation of Fun (By: Paul S. Moore) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge (By: Joseph K. Heumann) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Documentary Filmmakers: Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch (By: William Rothman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel (By: Carolyn Jess-Cooke,Constantine Verevis) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination: Georges Méliès's Trip to the Moon (By: Matthew Solomon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitchcock at the Source: The Auteur as Adapter (By: David Boyd) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitchcock, Second Edition: The Murderous Gaze (By: William Rothman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Native Recognition: Indigenous Cinema and the Western (By: Joanna Hearne) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollywood's New Yorker: The Making of Martin Scorsese (By: Marc Raymond) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lonely Places, Dangerous Ground: Nicholas Ray in American Cinema (By: Steven Rybin) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
B Is for Bad Cinema: Aesthetics, Politics, and Cultural Value (By: Constantine Verevis) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Seeds and Holy Terrors: The Child Villains of Horror Film (By: Dominic Lennard) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977 (By: Scott M. MacDonald) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity (By: David Greven) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encounters with Godard: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics (By: James S. Williams) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity (By: R. Barton Palmer) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doing Time: Temporality, Hermeneutics, and Contemporary Cinema (By: Lee Carruthers) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Looking with Robert Gardner (By: Rebecca Meyers) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regarding Life: Animals and the Documentary Moving Image (By: Belinda Smaill) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Huston as Adaptor (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitchcock's Moral Gaze (By: Steven Sanders) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Stranger: Modernisms, Hollywood, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray (By: Will Scheibel) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brechtian Cinemas: Montage and Theatricality in Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, Peter Watkins, and Lars von Trier (By: Nenad Jovanović) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gestures of Love: Romancing Performance in Classical Hollywood Cinema (By: Steven Rybin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Passionate Detachments: Technologies of Vision and Violence in American Cinema, 1967-1974 (By: Amy Rust) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Are You Watching Closely?: Cultural Paranoia, New Technologies, and the Contemporary Hollywood Misdirection Film (By: Seth Friedman) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rx Hollywood: Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s (By: Michael DeAngelis) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queer Art Camp Superstar: Decoding the Cinematic Cyberworld of Ryan Trecartin (By: Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Immanent Frames: Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier (By: Mark Cauchi) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rule, Britannia!: The Biopic and British National Identity (By: R. Barton Palmer) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Welcome to Fear City: Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination (By: Nathan Holmes) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rumble and Crash: Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film (By: Milo Sweedler) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
From El Dorado to Lost Horizons: Traditionalist Films in the Hollywood Renaissance, 1967-1972 (By: Ken Windrum) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sounds Like Helicopters: Classical Music in Modernist Cinema (By: Matthew Lau) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brute Force: Animal Horror Movies (By: Dominic Lennard) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tuitions and Intuitions: Essays at the Intersection of Film Criticism and Philosophy (By: William Rothman) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great War in Hollywood Memory, 1918-1939 (By: Michael Hammond) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slapstick Camera, The: Hollywood and the Comedy of Self-Reference (By: Burke Hilsabeck) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Realism: The French-Walloon Cinéma du Nord (By: Niels Niessen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Funny How?: Sketch Comedy and the Art of Humor (By: Alex Clayton) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from Hollywood: 1977-2017 (By: Bill Krohn) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giallo!: Genre, Modernity, and Detection in Italian Horror Cinema (By: Alexia Kannas) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mind Reeling: Psychopathology on Film (By: Homer B Pettey) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Old Machine (By: Sudhir Mahadevan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Was It Yesterday?: Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television (By: Matthew Leggatt) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race and the Suburbs in American Film (By: Merrill Schleier) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtains of Light: Theatrical Space in Film (By: George Toles) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perpetual Movement: Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (By: Neil Badmington) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeing Symphonically (By: Erica Stein) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Encountering the Impossible: The Fantastic in Hollywood Fantasy Cinema (By: Alexander Sergeant) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation (By: Brendan Hennessey) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Holiday in His Eye (By: William Rothman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hard Sell of Paradise: Hawai'i, Hollywood, Tourism (By: Jason Sperb) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writ on Water: The Sources and Reach of Film Imagination (By: Charles Warren) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollywood Films in North Africa and the Middle East: A History of Circulation (By: Nolwenn Mingant) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Action, Action, Action: The Early Cinema of Raoul Walsh (By: Tom Conley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cinematographer's Voice (By: Roberto Schaefer) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Cottage, White House: Irish American Masculinities in Classical Hollywood Cinema (By: Tony Tracy) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Jurisdiction: Legal, Political, and Aesthetic Disorder in Post-9/11 Genre Cinema (By: Fareed Ben-Youssef) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whiteness at the End of the World: Race in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema (By: David Venditto) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinema of Discontent: Representations of Japan's High-Speed Growth (By: Tomoyuki Sasaki) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Distancing Representations in Transgender Film: Identification, Affect, and the Audience (By: Lucy J. Miller) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Wesley King is a Canadian author best known for his sci-fi/fantasy novels about teenagers with superpowers. Wesley has gained quick success over a relatively short period of time, not only receiving awards but also seeing his books get optioned for possible movie adaptations.


Wesley King was born in 1987 in Ajax in Ontario, Canada. The author did not always know that he wanted to write. Like every child, Wesley always dreamt about living the lives of his favorite heroes on television.

First, it was the Ninja Turtles, then the X-Men, then a Star Wars Jedi. And like every growing child, it wouldn’t take Wesley long to realize that he couldn’t enter the fantastical realms of his favorite characters.

However, Wesley definitely noticed a pattern; the author was very good at coming up with creative ways of inserting his being into the plots of his favorite stories. And it wasn’t long before those around him noticed and recognized his passion for writing.

Wesley even won an award for writing when he graduated from high school; it was probably that moment, along with the encouragement of his teachers that brought Wesley King to the realization that he might have what it takes to write.

The author eventually acquired an Honors Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He wasted no time in writing ‘The Vindico’, his first novel. Wesley distinctly remembers the day he found out that the book would be published.

The call found him watching the first game of the 2010 World Cup; he was so stunned by the news that he sunk down to the floor of his kitchen and contemplated the words that he had just heard. Not only had he snagged a publisher, but they actually wanted a sequel from him.

It was everything Wesley King could possibly want. Wesley has since gone on to write numerous stories about teens with super powers. The author has admitted that he likes to plan ahead.

He always knows the exact number of books he wants to write before he even gets the first book done. J.K. Rowling is one of Wesley’s favorite authors. Wesley was so impressed by Rowling’s approach to writing, specifically her decision to let the readers follow her protagonists on a seven-year-long journey as they grew up, that he has always sought to incorporate the same technique in his books.

Wesley always endeavors to create characters that his readers will fall in love with, and who they might be more than willing to follow on a journey that could take years to complete.

Wesley has never considered it a challenge to write about teens; as far as Wesley is concerned, he never really grew up, to begin with. So he understands the teenage mind more than most.

Besides children’s books like Harry Potter, Wesley is also a fan of authors like Dickens and Tolstoy. The author is especially fond of ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. The book has stuck with him ever since he first read it all those years ago.

Even though he has succeeded as a writer, Wesley King’s life is about so much more than just writing. The author was an accomplished athlete back in high school. That might explain why sports are such a present variable in his novels.

That also explains why Wesley spends so much time participating in activities like soccer and hockey, not to mention football. Movies are also a notable passion that consumes a lot of Wesley’s time, not to mention reading.

But Wesley isn’t afraid to sacrifice any of the activities above in order to write.

Besides sports, Wesley loves to write about mental illness. As a child, Wesley struggled with anxiety disorders and he hasn’t shied away from speaking about the issue whenever the opportunities arise.

+The Vindico

The Vindico have been fighting the League of Heroes for so long as they can remember. And as retirement begins to beckon, it becomes painfully clear to the group of supervillains that they need successors, individuals that can carry on their goals and objectives.

In typical super villain format, the Vindico go about kidnapping teenagers, holding them captive in a mansion, giving them amazing super powers and training them accordingly. The teens in questions know that there is more to the Vindico than meets the eye.

And as they learn to work together and trust each other in their efforts to discover the true motives of the Vindico, the teens quickly discover that the concepts of good and evil are not so easy to discern.

Wesley King’s first novel attempts to subvert the typical superhero trope by creating a group of super villains with a sympathetic plight. The novel focuses on a group of teens that have been kidnapped for the purposes of turning them into super villains.

Each teen was chosen because he or she possessed a proclivity for certain super powers. As the teens begin to master their abilities, they learn that the Vindico are not all bad. Each one of them has been mistreated in one way or another by the League of super heroes, who are nowhere nearly as ethical or honest as one might expect.

With each villain out to get their own unique brand of vengeance, each teen is put in a difficult situation where they must decide for themselves which side they will fight for. Because the novel has so many characters running around under the same roof, things get messy very quickly.

+The Feros

James, Sam, Lana, Hyden and Emily thought they had won the day when they defeated their super villain mentors. However, their plans to join the League of heroes were quickly squashed when they were framed for crimes they did not commit.

Thunderbolt, the league’s leader, could have cleared their name but he is missing. To make matters worse, the Vindico are suddenly and rather suspiciously released from prison. The teens do not know who they can trust.

They must find a way to fight a foe they cannot see.

Wesley King’s second novel picks up several months after the end of the first book. The teens are counting down the days until they are inducted into the League of Heroes. However, an assault by a rogue hero leads to a series of events that threaten to destroy the teens’ chances of a brighter future.

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