Author has written 24 stories for Harry Potter, X-Men, Big Bang Theory, Superman, Rifleman, and Smallville.
John V. Bean lives in Wichita, Kansas and is a systems analyst for an Information Technology (IT) service corporation in a multi-state agricultural bank. He has been writing Harry Potter fan fiction since 2006.
FYI for those who ask, I usually don't do sequels to my stories, though I might reboot a story premise if I think the retelling will be better.
New Stories in the "thinking about them" stage.
Current Stories in Progress:
The Witch-Bang Theory
Current Episode: 8 - The Old Flame Recombination
Last Update: February 8, 2015
Summary: Penny discovers she's a latent witch and she begins learning witchcraft. How will she handle these new-found abilities? How can Leonard help her cope with them? And what will this mean for the future of their engagement and their relationship?
Recent: Leonard meets an old flame and wonders what it would be like if she were Sheldon's girlfriend. You'd think he'd know better by now, in this story...
The Tropical Paradise Alteration (Big Bang Theory)
Current Episdoe: 3 - The Nightclub
Last Update: February 10, 2015
Summary: An alternate retelling of SRAM's story The Tropical Paradise Theory, because I like the premise and would like to do my own take on the story.
Created, Harry Potter
Current Chapter: 10 - Sink or Swim
Last Update: January 2, 2015
Summary: Harry arrives home from Kings Cross after his first year at Hogwarts and is quickly deprived of his wand, broom and school items; afterwards he is locked away in his room for the summer. But two men arrive at 4 Privet Drive and offer him a chance at a new life away from the Dursleys, to fulfill a new prophecy about himself. Thus, a new Harry Potter is created.
Recent: Situations heat up as battle lines are drawn between Slytherin and Sinanju.
Further Information on The Destroyer Series:
For those of you who have asked, The Destroyer Series was originally written by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. Sapir died in 1987 but Warren Murphy, who was born 13 September 1933, is still alive. Some information on Murphy's writing career include:
Murphy was one of the authors of the screenplay for The Eiger Sanction in 1975, and he also wrote the screenplay for Lethal Weapon 2. He is the author of the Trace and Digger series. With Molly Cochran, he has completed two books of a planned trilogy revolving around the character The Grandmaster, The Grandmaster (1984) and High Priest (1989). Murphy also shares writing credits with Cochran on The Forever King and several novels under the name Dev Stryker.
Some of his solo novels include Jericho Day, The Red Moon, The Ceiling of Hell, The Sure Thing and Honor Among Thieves. Over his career, Murphy has sold over 60 million books.
A few years ago, he started his own publishing house, Ballybunion, to have a vehicle to start The Destroyer spin-off books. Ballybunion has reprinted The Assassin's Handbook, as well as the original works Assassin's Handbook 2, The Movie That Never Was (a screenplay he and Richard Sapir wrote for a Destroyer movie that was never optioned), The Way of the Assassin (the wisdom of Chiun), and New Blood, a collection of short stories written by fans of the series.
He has served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, and also has been a member of the Private Eye Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League and the Screenwriters Guild.
In April 2007, Warren returned to co-authoring The Destroyer, which is now published by Tor Books.
There are 145 books in the series. The last book, Dragon Bones, was published October 10, 2006.
In other media on the Destroyer front, on Aug 21 in the Hollywood Reporter
Shane Black to Direct 'The Destroyer' for Sony
The film will be adapted from a 1970s-era action book series that focuses on police officer Remo Williams.
The director, who previously helmed Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, has a busy slate ahead of him.
He’s set to direct Nice Guys, a Warner Bros. thriller featuring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, and has been tasked by 20th Century Fox with rebooting the Predator series.
He also is directing and co-writing the action title Doc Savage for Sony’s Columbia Pictures.
The Destroyer screenplay will be written by Jim Uhls (Jumper, Fight Club) along with novel writer James Mullaney. The film will be a co-production between Sony Pictures, Current Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment.
The Trial of Sirius Black
Current Chapter: 1 - The Trial of Sirius Black
Stories on Hiatus:
Superman Vs Voldemort
Current Chapter : 1
Gulo Gulo (Harry Potter XOver with Wolverine)
Current Chapter: 3
Ex Machina IV: Monroe Vs AK
Thanks for reading them, I hope you find them enjoyable and worth reviewing!
The First Meeting Alteration (Big Bang Theory)
Current Chapter: 3
Summary: A retelling of the pilot episode, with the alternate premise that Leonard first meets Penny without Sheldon present. Complete with chapter 3.
Mr. Potter Goes to Smallville
Final Chapter: 14 - The Golden Skull
Completion Date: 5/30/2014
Harry Potter and the Overman
Current Chapter: 1 - The Overman
The Rifle and the Wand - Harry Potter / The Rifleman crossover
Current Chapter: 6 - "Back Home Again"
Harry Potter and the Methods of Chaos
Current Chapter: 32 - "For All the Marbles, Part 3"
Harry Potter and the Vampire’s Assistant. A vampire puts the bite on Harry, but it's for a good cause: he wants Harry to destroy Voldemort, even if it kills him. Ron and Hermione are also drawn into the adventure even as Harry tries to protect them. Now rated T for your protection.
Harry Potter Returns. Look! Up in the sky! It's an owl! It's a broom! It's Harry Potter! What's he doing flying around without a broom? Harry meets Superman under shocking circumstances and they are both a little mixed up -- with each other.
Harry Thunderer and the Uru Hammer. During the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry chances upon an unusual artifact -- a giant's wand. But is that what it really is? Of course not! It's a weapon even more powerful than the Elder Wand. How will Harry use it? And who else wants it?
The Three Rings. Harry, Ron and Hermione are given a silver box kept for generations in Mr. Ollivander's family. Will they be able to open it? And once open, will they be able to keep what they find inside?
Ex Machina III. A long time ago, after the defeat of Voldemort, Professor Dumbledore went on a vacation with Professor James Monroe, the two men who had most influenced Harry Potter. They never returned. A very old Harry has been alone for many years. It's his birthday!
Ex Machina II is a continuation of the character James Monroe, from Ex Machina. James resolves to help a young Harry Potter, left on the Dursley's doorstep by Professor Dumbledore, to learn about the Wizarding world before he begins his education at Hogwarts. Will the advanced education given to him give him more of a chance against the Dark Lord, or will it make him arrogant and careless?
The Potter Brand is set at the beginning of Order of the Phoenix: in early August 1995, stuck in Little Whinging, Harry comes to the aid of someone in need and discovers that being a Good Samaritan can have unintended, and interesting, consequences.
Harry Potter and the Vault of Mystery, an alternative universe seventh-year story where Harry, Hermione and Ron return for a final year at Hogwarts after Lord Voldemort is somehow killed by none other than -- Neville Longbottom! There, as he, Hermione and Ron study for their N.E.W.T.s and research possible locations for Voldemort's Horcruxes, they meet two unusual exchange students -- Jonathan Crown, an American from Texas, and Deirdre Recaunt, a girl from a remote village in Scotland who seems to have an unusual relationship with the Divination teacher, Firenze.
Being Gilderoy Lockhart, a self-insertion humor/adventure story where the author wakes up one morning to find himself in Gilderoy Lockhart's bedroom inside Lockhart's body. There's a strange woman making him breakfast in the kitchen, and Professor Dumbledore is due to arrive for an interview for the DADA position at any moment!
Ex Machina is a short story where a being, calling himself a Power, roams alternate universes where Harry has died before beating Voldemort; he finds ways to destroy Voldemort using the survivors in that universe, until the day he lands in the universe where Harry and Voldemort have met in the Forbidden Forest.
Gulo Gulo is a one-shot crossover with Logan (Wolverine) from the X-Men appearing in the Harry Potter universe. He's the best he is at what he does (and what he does isn't very nice), but who does he have to kill to get home?
Stories probably not to be continued:
Harry Potter and the Ultimate Showdown, is humor/crack fiction which melds HP with the song The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. Crossovers with Popeye, Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Princess Bride, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings.
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