The list author says: "It's not hard to find action-packed stories...but it's a lot harder finding such that actually have some intellectual spark to them. I'll point you to some that'll make both your pulse and your mind race."
"Jeff Long has written one of the best flat out adventure novels I've read in probably more than a decade. THE DESCENT starts with a clever premise and runs full tilt, dragging its characters and the reader along as it becomes more audacious, more artful, more epic, chapter by chapter."
"Doc Wilde is my love letter to Doc Savage and other pulp heroes whose adventures enriched my childhood. Kirkus Reviews: "Written in fast-paced, intelligent prose laced with humor and literary allusions ranging from Dante to Dr. Seuss, the story has all of the fun of old-fashioned pulp adventures.""
"Joss Whedon's take on the X-Men is brilliant, funny, and leads to one of the most moving and powerful conclusions in comic book history. Fantastic storytelling, with truly gorgeous art by John Cassaday. This is true literature with pictures."