Thankfully, the wonderful folks at comixtreme have not fired me for being so infrequent with my antihero column. They have welcomed back their prodigal with open arms. This week, I give a little bit of advice concerning genres. When we understand the genres we operate in, we also become more self-aware of the cliches that plague each genre. Cliches are the bane of storytelling. The audience can sense them coming from page one. They do nothing to excite and move an audience. Cliches remove the audience from the created story world and make them think, "Been there. Done that." [read the column]