They are superhuman champions: hyper-charged, meta-guardians of humanity; protecting the innocent from the corrupt, saving us from the sadistic; shielding us from human or inhuman evil in all its forms. But, what if the gleaming smile from the chiseled jaw was actually the animalistic baring of teeth? What if THEY were the nightmare threat? They are not superheroes, but superhorrors! This dark potential is revealed as we present tales of shock and the macabre from a roster that includes some of the greatest creative minds from the realms of fantasy, science fiction, horror and comic-books. What sort of dark and chilling fates arise when those with powers far beyond mere mortals are the central figures not in tales of triumph, but of terror? Welcome to CAPED FEAR. Short horror fiction by some of the world's best writers: Barry N. Malzberg & Jack Dann, Colleen Doran, Jim Krueger, Robert Bloch, Karen Haber, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Jim Starlin, & Howard Keltner, Jonathan Maberry, Neil Gaiman & Roz Kaveney, Heather Graham, Ramsey Campbell, Janeen Webb, William F. Nolan, Brian Lumley, and Joe R. Lansdale.