Superheroes

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Some come from distant planets. Others come from Mother Earth. Some gain their powers from radiation, cosmic rays, or toxic waste. Others are supreme athletes driven by superhuman dedication. They take colorful names. Don colorful capes. And they save us from ourselves...

Now today's acclaimed masters of science fiction and comics join forces to create an anthology of all-original adventures featuring a cast of never-before-seen heroes!

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Some come from distant planets. Others come from Mother Earth. Some gain their powers from radiation, cosmic rays, or toxic waste. Others are supreme athletes driven by superhuman dedication. They take colorful names. Don colorful capes. And they save us from ourselves...

Now today's acclaimed masters of science fiction and comics join forces to create an anthology of all-original adventures featuring a cast of never-before-seen heroes!

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author John Varley presents an anthology of superhero stories written by some of today's top fantasy and science fiction writers. Stories by Steve Antczak, Alan Dean Foster, John Varley and others portray modern-day heroes championing justice in an age where good and bad aren't always black and white.

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YA-Twenty-five marvelous short stories about cartoon heroes. These are not your run-of-the-mill superheroes like Captain Marvel, Superman, or Batman-these people have weird, sometimes twisted, viewpoints. Consider Captain Housework in Laurell K. Hamilton's ``A Clean Sweep,'' who gets so frustrated about everyone hiring him as a maid instead of using his special powers that he takes macabre revenge on his last customer. In Josepha Sherman's ``The Defender of Central Park,'' a misplaced leshy (tree spirit) is upset at being out of his element. But, as he defends a young woman from a stalker, he decides his life's work is to protect innocent people. Nevertheless, his defenses take dark turns. Harvey, a pediatrician, writes to his mother complaining of the hardships in caring for extraordinary infants in Mike Resnick and Lawrence Schmel's wacky ``Super Acorns.'' All of the selections have unusual twists and surprise endings. Many are satirical and full of dark humor, and some are violent. All are intriguing.-Pat Royal, Crossland High School, Camp Springs, MD
Carl Hays
Superheroes and their derring-do are no longer confined to the cartoons, as a recent "biography" of Superman and this playfully entertaining collection of superhuman adventures attest. Coeditors Varley and Mainhardt wisely avoid episodes from the established superhero pantheon in favor of those from imaginative, even twisted, superhero variations. Using Varley's own wry tale of an invincible Soviet "Bolshoiman" as a springboard, they spotlight comic-book champions' often tongue-in-cheek literary cousins, from Captain Cosmos to Captain Housework. B. W. Clough, for instance, drolly recounts "the Gazorcher's" predicament of handing over "the goggles" to his Generation X-er daughter. Michael A. Stackpole in "Peer Review," however, takes a turn toward serious action-adventure as he treats one crime fighter's apparent defection into lawbreaking and his censure by fellow superheroes. In "Reflected Glory," Paul Kupperberg soberly demonstrates how today's world would really treat a superhero when a PR man slyly uses a superhuman vigilante to further his own career. These and the other stories well may satisfy both fans and foes of the comic-book scene.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780441003075
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 361
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 1.05 (d)

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