Mr. Antihero, The First Felony

A Brady M. Short Story

Meet Badger, AKA Mr. Antihero and AKA (self proclaimed) King of Pick-pockets.

It was Badger’s big moment. He was going to jay-walk through an intersection although the light said “DON’T WALK”. He put one foot on the road and then the other, but he noticed that some guy listening to music and not paying attention was blocking him. Badger directed the guy to the crosswalk and, before he could move on, the light turned to “WALK”! AAARRRRGGGGUUUHHH!! “I wanted to jay walk!”
So, he waited until the light said “Don’t Walk” again, and he stepped into the intersection. BAM!!! Badger was hit by a speeding vehicle. “I see why they outlawed jay walking”, said Badger as he flew through the air. He got up and dusted himself off and walked home. He turned on the TV and saw his image. He thought, “They are going to talk about the crime of mine.” But the footnote under his picture said, “Hero leads distracted man to the cross walk.” Badger said, “Oh no, now they think I am a hero.”

He went to take a walk in the park and sat down on a bench. Someone sat next to him and asked, “Are you Adam Steel?” Badger replied, “What?” The stranger said, “Thank you for using the code word, Adam, so I know it must be you. I am very fortunate to see you in your road-kill costume as well.” Badger looked sadly down at his clothes. The stranger said, “The Villain People Club really needs your help. If you want to find out more, head to 999 Evil People Drive.” Badger was excited. He could be part of a bad guy group although he had never heard of the Villain People Club. He knocked on the door at the address, which was a large tower. A man with an Afro and a goatee answered and said, “You must be Mr. Steel; come in.” Badger walked through the door and the man continued, “We are the Villain People Club. I am Scowl Absalom and they call me ‘The Great Houdini’ because I can teleport anywhere, for example……, BEHIND YOU!” He vanished and reappeared behind Badger. Scowl walked back in front of Badger and pointed to a cat on hind legs drinking from a glass of milk. He said, “That is Cat Thing. Nobody knows where he came from, but we know he is part man and part cat.” Cat Thing then said, in a very strong New York accent, “Oh boy, it looks like we have a newby here.” Houdini continued as he pointed to a woman in a black jumpsuit and said, “That is Everest Spades, AKA Ninja Girl. She won Best sword fighter in a competition comprised of the world’s worst sword fighters. We all have a problem. You know Hero Boy, the town’s hero? He has been framing us for crimes lately and there is one source that we know of to prove he has framed us, his journal!” Badger said, “How can we beat hero boy? He can lift anything he wants with his mind.” Scowl said, “We are going to break into his storage unit tonight when he is not around. So, are you in or out?”

“Alright” said Badger, “Let’s do this.”

Night fall came. They arrived at the storage unit. Scowl mimicked the voice of the owner of the storage unit and told employees that everyone could have the rest of the night off. All of them quickly left. Scowl teleported Badger inside and Cat Thing and Ninja Girl watched out for any security guards. Badger looked through the keys and found one marked “Hero Boy’s Unit”. He crept toward the unit and unlocked it. “Scowl, I am in” Badger yelled, “You can teleport to where Cat Thing and Ninja Girl are.” Badger finds the Journal on a shelf and removes it. “OOPS”, thought Badger as he noticed a scale under the spot where the journal had been. Just then he heard rapid beeping and then the storage unit blew up! “AARRGGUUHH” said Badger as he flew through the air. He landed by Scowl, Cat thing and Ninja Girl. Badger dusted himself off and said, “I got the Journal.” Scowl said, “Good job, Adam, but I thought you would get hurt in the explosion. Well, you look OK, so lets see the journal.” Scowl opened up the book and saw that it was completely……..BLANK! A voice in the distance said, “Ha, Ha, Ha!” Scowl, Cat Thing and Ninja Girl all said together, “Hero Boy!” Hero Boy said, “I am sooooo evil. Ha Ha, Ha. I am not so stupid to hide all of my plans in a journal that could be so easily stolen. And I never thought you three would be so stupid as to not get the real Adam Steel.” Cat Thing said, “What?” Ninja Girl said, “We had a perfect code word of WHAT.” “What” said Badger. “Yes, What”, said Ninja Girl. Hero Boy said, “What is a stupid code word.” A stupid code word is a code word that is not smart, said Scowl. “What, What was the code word?” said Badger. At that, Hero Boy said, “ENOUGH. No more about code words!”

You really enlisted Badger Lee, a weak wannabe criminal who calls himself Mr. Antihero AKA the King of Pick Pockets. Hero Boy then picked up Badger with his mind and tossed him into a lake. “NOOOO,” said the three members of the Villain People Club. Badger tried to swim to shore but before he reached it, he passed out. Scowl focused on Badger and was able to teleport him back to the Villain People Club tower. Despite the set back, the three decided to let Badger into their club. “After all”, said Cat Thing, “All of us villains lie to each other and do stupid things, like when I used Scowl’s toothbrush to crush a fly.” “What”, barked Scowl. “Oh no, is that a code word or a question,” asked Ninja Girl. Scowl did not respond.

“But something good did come out of last night,” said Ninja Girl as she pulled out a tape recorder. She played Hero Boy’s voice saying, “Ha,Ha,Ha, I am so evil.” “That’s the evidence we needed”, said Badger. “Maybe we can tell Hero Boy that we will share the tape with the police if he doesn’t stop framing us for crimes we didn’t commit.” The Villain People go to the top of the tower and Badger yells, “Hero Boy, we have something you may want to see.” Hero Boy came over and said, “Did someone call me?” Ninja Girl played the recording of Hero Boy. “If you agree to stop framing us, we will give it to you,” Said Scowl. Hero boy said, “Or maybe I’ll just take for free,” as he threw a metal box at them. Scowl teleported to Hero Boy and kicked him, Cat Thing scratched him, Ninja Girl whacked him with her sword, and Badger punched him, before he could stop them by moving other objects with his mind. “You got me this time, but next time it won’t be so easy”, said Hero Boy as he flew away.

The four members of the Villain People Club still had the recording if they found that Hero boy was framing them in the future. Which they all had a feeling would happen.



Relax, Guys!

I have yet to get a letter from Disney containing scripts for the next Mandalorian episodes, but there have been some concerns considering my last post, and I just want to inform you that Brady the Book Sailor is not closing down next year due to money. It’s because I am busy with sports and school, and have recently taken up a lot of new hobbies. I saw one post on my amazing friend Charlie’s website saying that we need support – and we LOVE your support, we just don’t need $$$ support. Although there is one way to get us to continue: 2023 has to be our biggest year ever, and our YouTube Channel has to reach 1,000 subscribers. I know that may sound like a lot, but that’s the point. It can’t be a challenge unless it is challenging! I know this type of content isn’t normal for us, and let me assure you we will be getting back to normal (posting stories and reading challenges) soon. In the next two weeks, my all-new story, Mr. Antihero: The First Felony will be posted!


Brady The Book Sailor: The Final Year (Most Likely)

Hey Book Sailors, I know it’s been a little while since I’ve posted, and I’m not sure if I’ll have time to update frequently like we once did. We pay to keep the site up every two years, and the next time to pay is in 2024. I’m not feeling like having a blog for much longer, so I am sad to announce that 2023 and the beginning of 2024 might be the site’s last years. Don’t worry, because I will still be posting in that period some projects that I have previously announced. This will only including The Monkey Legion, Mr. Antihero, and Mercury, the Last Avatar (title subject to change), as well as two other stories that I am proud to announce, RAYMOND the Time-Travelling Robot and Bluejay the Psychic Archer. Also, a crossover between Bluejay, RAYMOND, Mr. Antihero, and Mercury will be hitting the site later this year.

Of course, I reserve the right to to change my mind if Disney decides they need a sixth grader to review advance copies of all things Star Wars and Marvel. LOL.

Well, be sure to Keep Reading and Sail On, even if I am not on the site to tell you that. A huge thank you to all of our fans in the USA, as well as internationally! If you like our site, feel free to leave a comment!

— Brady the Book Sailor


Power Monkey: The Elusive Prey

It was a dark and stormy night and Alex was walking home. Suddenly, a hooded figure approaches him and Power Monkey takes out a bananarang and says, “Who are you?”

The hooded figure says, “Nope, me first. Have you been in contact with the Reaper’s Star in the last 24 hours? Because this thing has been vibrating like crazy.” He pulls out a Unisailor card for Alex to see. He continues, “Some civilians, who weirdly were talking animals, told me to find you,….Alex Monkey! I am……….Hoodie Man!”

Power Monkey says, “How did you get that”, as he pulls a Unisailor card out of his pocket.

Hoodie says, “I made mine, didn’t you?” Alex says, “No way. You didn’t make that. It is multi-billion dollar project, you can’t afford to make one. If you could, you could buy yourself a better hoodie.”  Hoodie says, “I fished this hoodie out of a lost and found box, what do you expect. It barely fits.” Alex says. “Ok, you just admitted that you are responsible for committing theft!” Hoodie says, “OK, if you want rid of me, you can have that. But the person I was talking to, who looked a lot like a pig, told me to give you this.” Hoodie Man pulls a box out of his backpack and hands it to Alex.  He opens the Box and pulls out a purple and green suit, and says, “What is this?” Hoodie Man says, “I have no idea, but I guess it is yours.” Hoodie man then strolled out into the rain and walked over to cave with a rock sealing it. He knocked on the rock and a high-pitched voice said “Password.” ……suspense…

Hoodie Man replies, “Fudge Brownie sundae.” The door opens to reveal a small little truck. “Hey Kind Little Truck, how are you.” The truck said, “I’m fine, but you can just call me KLT.” Hoodie man stepped in and sees a Cyborg Snowman behind KLT, wrapped in a blanket. The snowman asks, “How did it go?” Hoodie Man says, “Well, Robot Snowman, he thinks I am an annoying, sarcastic fool.” Robot Snowman says, “Sooooo. What’s new.” Hoodie Man says, “Nothing.” KLT says, “I don’t think you are an annoying sarcastic fool.” Hoodie Man says, “Thanks KLT, but you may be alone on that.”

Meanwhile, Alex is in his room and he puts on the new Power Monkey suit and thinks, “It fits perfectly.” Then Alex starts packing a bag and slips his passport into his pocket. The destination on his airplane ticket reads, Shadows Peak, Norway. He steps outside, and hails a taxi to take him to the airport. The taxi is crossing a bridge when Alex sees a strange monstrous beast in front and he thinks “Bulligator” and whispers to himself “Nartha!”

Nartha was wearing a purple leather jacket on top of black leggings and was wearing a new predator mask. The eyes looked different as they appeared to have gold plated indents above and below her eye lenses.  She had a new device strapped to both of her wrists. Alex tries to open the taxi door, but it would not budge since the driver had locked the doors when Alex got in. Alex punched the window out, climbs out and confronts Nartha. He says, “Nice Mask, let me guess, made from stolen gold!” Nartha says, “Bingo.” The bulligators move toward Alex. A voice in the earpiece in Alex’s suit says, “Hello, Alex, welcome to the new suit orientation. Now let’s get started.” Just then, the bulligator pounced! Alex yells, “Skip the new suit orientation, Skip the new suit orientation!!!”

The voice said, “In case you are facing a monster, take the sonic boom sticky bomb and throw it at the beast.” Alex found the sticky bomb and threw it at the beast. KABOOM!!

Then another bulligator came running. The voice said, “If an opponent is still running toward you, remove tripping cords from the secret compartment which opens when you pull your banana belt buckle backwards, and throw them at the monster’s feet. At the last moment, Alex threw the tripping cord and the bulligator fell. “Wow, that was close. I wish your instructions could be a little faster!” Nartha, having lost two bulligators, walked away and said, “I keep letting you get away, Alex. The next time it won’t be so easy!” Power Monkey thought, “Maybe I should talk to the Hoodie guy again.”

Alex goes to the cave where he last saw Hoodie Man, and knocks on the stone door. A voice asks, “Password?” Alex looks over to a note on the door which reads, “I help everyone. So, I might as well tell you the password to help you break in. It is Fudge Brownie Sundae. Signed, Kind Little Truck. Alex says, “Fudge Brownie Sundae,” and the door opened! Alex sees Hoddie Man and says, “I need your aid finding some people to help save the universe.” Hoodie man asks, “Where would we be going?” Alex replies, “Shadow Peaks, Norway.” Hoodie Man says, “We are in!”  Alex says, “Good, and we will need all of the help we can get.”   So, off our heroes go to Norway!

Once they land, they take a boat to Shadows Peak. When they arrive, Robot Snowman asks, “Why are we here?” Power Monkey says, “We are going to find the great warriors of Shadows peak.” Hoodie man asks, “Who are they?”  Power Monkey explains, “Many years ago, these warriors were the greatest monkeys to ever walk a battlefield. But for some reason, they were driven into hiding, and we will be the ones to find them.” Hoodie said, “Are you sure they will want to be on our side? People can get really crabby when they have been in hiding a long time.” Alex says, “Oh, I am sure.”

When they start climbing the peak, someone fires an arrow right at Alex’s hand, causing him to let go of the rock he was holding on to and he let go! Hoodie Man grabs Alex’s hand and saves him from falling. The archer ties an arrow to a long rope and sticks it in the ground so he can rappel down to Alex, Hoodie Man and the others. The archer says, “I have you now, Alex.” Then he fires another arrow at Hoodie Man, who catches the arrow and throws it right back at the archer. While the archer is engaged with Hoodie Man, Alex re-fastens his grip and climbs quickly to where the archer had planted the arrow to hold the rappelling rope. Alex pulled the arrow out of the ground, and held the rope. The poor archer was still holding on and is now dangling under Power Monkey. When Power Monkey pulls the archer up, he demands to know where his leader is.

The archer says, “I’ll never tell.” Alex says, “OK archer, hold out your hands” and Alex winds the cord around the archer’s hands like handcuffs. Hoodie Man says, “Well, it looks like someone else is going along for the ride.” Kind Little Truck says, “Yeah, more friends!” They make the rest of the climb to the warrior’s village. Alex says, “This is not what I expected.” In front of the village there was a sign that read, “No Weapons! Put all weapons inside the bin.” Alex says, “This is going to take a while,” as he took all 15 of the bananarangs out of his belt. He then took out his pocket knife and all of his cords and put those in the bin. Hoodie Man took a rusty pick axe out of his back pack which he had used earlier at the uranium mine. Robot Snowman said, “Hoodie, you will have to carry my head because all of my robot body parts have weapons. Hoodie Man said, “I think you can keep your head and not use the weapons. Kind Little Truck says, “aahh, I don’t have any weapons.”

Our friends go into the village and Alex asks a villager, “Where are the warriors?” The villager replied, “We don’t fight here except for the blacksmith and we try to avoid him.” So, they go to the blacksmith shop and they ask the blacksmith if he can help them fight Nartha. The blacksmith says, “Nope. I gave up fighting a long time ago and all of the Warriors did too and we went into exile here. I do know that you can’t win a fight without friends and you seem to have some good ones with you. You don’t always need trained warriors to win a battle. What is Nartha’s weakness?”

“She is overconfident,” says Alex. “And I know she is in Costa Rica.” So, Alex realizes that he will not get warriors and weapons but he did get good advice and he has his new friend with him. So, they go off to Costa Rica to find Nartha and try to defeat her by using her weakness against her.

When they get to Costa Rica, Alex and his friends go meet Piggy at the science lab at Pig Tech. They find the lab destroyed and Piggy nowhere to be found! Alex says, “Who would do such a thing.” Then he sees graffiti on the front of the wreckage, it is a drawing of the………………….suspense…………

PredatorMask. “NNNAAARRRTTTHHHAAA!!!!” Yells Alex. Robot Snowman says, “Are you OK? Alex just yells again, “NNNAAARRRTTTHHHAAA!!!” Alex calms down and says, “My annoying twin sister must have taken my friend Piggy. We have to find her and I sure hope she doesn’t have any more of those Bulligators!” Alex says, “I need to do this alone.” His friends say “NO!” in unison.  But Alex goes off on his own to find Nartha, and hopefully Piggy. She is not hard to find as there is a path of destruction.

Nartha is in a large tower protected by bulligators, “Oh no” thinks Alex, “Not them again. They are going to make Alex soup out of me, with a cherry on top.”  Nartha sees Alex is by himself and thinks, “I have finally got my elusive prey!” She runs from the tower and she and the bulligators surround Alex. “Oh no, says Alex, I fell into your trap again.” Nartha sends some of the bulligators away because she is so confident that she is now going to win! She and two bulligators close in on Alex.  Soon Alex finds himself in a jail cell in Nartha’s Tower with poor piggy nowhere to be seen. Alex yells, “NOOOOO! Thinking Piggy may have died in the fire at PigTech. Nartha came to the jail to taunt Alex and tell him some more bad news, for him, but not for her. She is going to throw him into the bulligator pit where no one has ever escaped. Or, she tells, Alex, I could save you and I will tell my army that you were sick for the big day and I will keep you locked up. OR, you can call 911 and I’ll throw you in anyway.” Those are not good choices”, said Alex, “Some sibling you turned our to be.”

Alex looks over and sees his uncle Nanas and his younger siblings Crystal and George. Alex says, “Please don’t hurt Crystal, George and Nanas, and you can do what you want with me. Nartha said “Your bravery is wasted, it does not make you powerful. It makes you weak.” Alex says, “I would rather be weak than evil.”  Nartha laughs and says, “I think I will throw all of you in.” Alex says, “Nartha please, just push me in, let the others go, they have not fought you.” But Nartha says “I can wipe you all out.” And laughs maniacally. Nartha and several of the Bulligators force Alex, and the others out of the tower towards a large pit. Nartha says, “They have not been fed for three days, they will really be glad to see you.” Nartha begins to laugh again as they push their captives closer to the edge. ………………suspense………………..

Nartha is so busy with the captives, and careful to not spill the popcorn she is carrying, she did not see a funny looking snowman approaching with a baseball bat, or the hooded figure coming up on the other side with a full bag marked, bulligator chow. Before she starts to remove the Predator Mask to take a bite of popcorn when, KAPOW, Robot Snowman hits her with the baseball bat and shatters the mask, and knocked the popcorn out of her hand.

He throws the bulligater chow and the bulligaters run to the chow, Nartha also fails to see a truck driving right at the group. Kind Little Truck says, “Jump in the back, everyone and let’s take a ride.” The hooded figure runs up and grabs Nartha’s Unisailor card before he jumps in. Kind Little Truck says, “Do I get a weapon?” Hoodie Man says, “Yes, you do” and gives Kind Little Truck the Unisailor card. KLT uses the Unisailor card to blast Nartha into a nearby police station. “Bye, bye, mean lady,” he says.

They all jump in, as Nartha screams, “AAAALLLLEEEEXXXXX !!!” Not Again!”

Alex walks up and finds Aaron and says, “Hey, I’m going to leave Costa Rica and explore the Cosmos, and I was thinking, maybe you could protect the country for me as Power Monkey. Alex hands over his old utility belt.

At the after-party after the fight, everyone was very happy. Alex says, “Yippee.” Hoodie Man says, “Yippee,” Then Kind Little Truck says, “Yippee.”. (Uh oh, three yipees!) Suddenly the feel the ground shake and they hear an ear piercing “YIP” from a small dog.

Tune in next time for the new series starring Aaron, “The Monkey Legion.” Also, the book , The Unisailors” which shows a fight with Yippee The Super Annoying Barking Wonder Dog. Both are coming soon.


Piggy was sitting in his cell when a large figure about seven feet tall walked in. The figure said, “Dr. Dwight Piggy, how nice to see you.” Piggy said, “What do you want, Wade?” Wade replied, “Information about a certain person named Alex.” Piggy said, Alex is gone. He went with the Unisailors and they have been gone for six months. Wade was about to walk away when he turned and said, “You are still hiding something, what is it?” Piggy said, “Alex gave the mantle of Power Monkey to some monkey named Aaron Longtail.” Wade said, “Fine, where do I find this Aaron Longtail?”

The End.


Geoff the Ghost 2 is Out!!!!

Geoff the Ghost 2: Finding Pumpkin made its way to YouTube on July 2nd!!! It is gaining popularity quickly, and I, Brady the Book Sailor, want to say thank you to the fans for helping Geoff the Ghost 2 happen!

Geoff the Ghost 2 tells the story of an evil ghost named Old Man Goazer taking over GhostCorp. But after Goazer tells the company that the previous CEO, Jack “Pumkin” O’Lantern, had died – Geoff does not believe it and journeys to Uranus to rescue the CEO, with help from many new friends! This took a lot of work, and I hope you all like it!


Hi Booksailors!

Us here at want to announce we will be doing book reviews on our website and share our thoughts about them and why they got the review they got. For example

The Longest Road

By Karlyn Wasbi


It feels like the author knows her book will be a total bust but carries on anyway because she loves money. On page 99,900 she states, “But what happened after they went into the village is not important because I love money”.


Percy Jackson & the Olympians Review!

Hey, Book Sailors, check out my review of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series! (Warning: spoilers ahead!)


Book Sailor Animations First Movie!

Happy Halloween, Book Sailors! And I am excited to say that is getting its first ever movie, called “Geoff the Ghost”. I sure hope you enjoy this little short film, because I spent a lot of time working on it. I do not like stop-motion animation! So without further ado, enjoy the show!


Two-Minute Drills!

A new series is born! Two-minute drills are a new type of unboxing where I try to do the unboxing in two minutes! I am really proud of this video – please subscribe to BradyTheBookSailor!


One Year Anniversary for Brady The Book Sailor!

Thank you for a year of Brady the Book Sailor! I am so, so happy to know that people actually checked this thing out and care about it. I’m also glad to hear that people care about our YouTube Channel and all of the stuff we’ve done. It’s for the viewers, and we try to make as much unique content as possible. And so without further ado, we are going to be presenting to you our list of most popular stories and pages! Coming in third place is Ahoy Mateys with 18 views. In second place is Robot Snowman Merry Goatmas with 21 views. And our most popular thing that you guys have viewed – or rather listened to – is PodSailing with 24 views.

Now, let’s look at our most viewed videos on the YouTube Channel. Starting with third place is Get Your Library Cards with 26 views. In second place was Baby Yoda LEGO Unboxing with 45 views. And the most popular video on our YouTube Channel was the Brady the Book Sailor Trailer with 54 views.

Because of PodSailing being the most viewed thing, we will put a brand new audio recording up that is an unedited episode of PodSailing!

[Auntie Obvious: I love finding out about this stuff literally right as you are dictating it to me on the computer keyboard Anyway, here’s the podcast.]

Without further ado, thank you for the views, thank you for the comments, and most importantly of all, thank you for Book Sailing With Me!