Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


February 8th 2018

“You don’t have to worry about it,” Thor explained. “If he starts getting green around the ears, just keep saying “the sun’s getting real low” over and over; it calms him down.” Banner overheard the instruction and sighed. He locked the door and sat down carefully on the meditation cushion. “I’ve got to keep in […]

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October 28th 2017

Wonder Woman landed a punch to his jaw and then kicked him hard in the solar plexus (a stylish combo the others felt sure could redefine “ass kicking” for generations to come). He reeled backwards, spinning to the ground, grabbing at the air. She moved quickly, tying him up with rope. Once immobile, she lifted […]

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June 17th 2017

Tony Stark surveyed the damage. “What are you thinking?” Peter asked. “Two things: how did I get to be the idiot’s keeper, and how quickly can JARVIS bust a move on the next generation of custom tranquilizers.” “Are you wondering – even just a little bit, why he’s picked a street in Toledo for his […]

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June 5th 2017

“I once used the Golden Lasso of Truth to strangle a guy who was … making disgusting advances,” she said. “I’m not proud of that.” The therapist nodded and made a note. “Sometimes, when I throw my shield to knock the weapon out of their hands … ,” she took a deep breath, “I aim […]

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March 23rd 2017

“So, really, deep down, you’re goth,” the interviewer said. “I think we have to be careful with labels,” he responded, crossing his legs to reveal spikes on the heals of his black platform boots. “Anyone can embrace any aesthetic they like; it might be a look, a leaning, or a lifestyle.” “Absolutely,” the interviewer replied, […]

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March 15th 2017

“They’re so serious,” the caterer whispered to Alfred. “You’ll find a note of sarcasm and some good-natured ribbing here and there but, yes, quite serious on the whole,” Alfred replied. “I guess … I guess I expected that, when they all got together, there’d be more stories and laughter,” the caterer continued. Alfred chuckled and […]

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February 25th 2017

They moved very quickly, on high alert, out to the garage. Once inside, Shelby moved to the back and dragged the sheet off of his project. “An armored car,” his dad whispered. “Two layers of reinforced scrap metal sheeting with an inch between for the air system (4 hoses attached from this outside intake mount). […]

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January 2nd 2017

Thor howled with laughter as he told the others about New Year’s Eve in Asgard: the rivers of beer, the practical jokes, the Bifrost quick trip (where Heimdall sends you wherever he wants you to go for 5 minutes), and the “resolution swap” (where everyone puts their goals into a ceremonial golden bowl and pulls […]

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August 22nd 2016

“And over here is the clinic,” Wesson said, leading the small group of civic leaders through the labyrinthine halls of the Justice League. “Triage and urgent care for general injuries, a surgical suite, and a private counseling office.” “You have a permanent medical staff?” Ketchum asked, surprised. “We have select staff on call; no need […]

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August 9th 2016

“Lunch?” they asked her, grabbing their coats. “I can’t; I’m booked solid this afternoon,” Amy replied. “You have ONE appointment,” Mark razzed her. “Yep,” she said, not taking the bait. “We’re chiropractors, not brain surgeons,” Tina added, grabbing her purse. “I’m sure your client could wait for 20 minutes.” Amy shook her head ‘no’. “Girl, […]

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