Action Figures: Issue 1 - Secret Origins

Action Figures: Issue 1 - Secret Origins

by Michael C Bailey


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It was the worst summer of Carrie Hauser's life, and the weirdest: it was the summer her parents announced they were getting divorced, and when a dying alien passed on to her his fantastic superhuman abilities.

All Carrie wants now is to settle into her new home in Kingsport and get her life back to something resembling normal - but that won't be easy when her secret is discovered by a group of teenage super-hero wannabes, who need her help to discover why experimental military drones have been wreaking havoc in town.

Their search leads the fledgling super-team to Archimedes, an artificial intelligence that will do anything to escape its virtual reality prison and enter the real world.

However, the kids aren't the only ones with an interest in Archimedes, and the super-teens soon find themselves caught in the middle of a longstanding feud between Concorde, Kingsport's high-flying hometown hero, and his nemesis, the deadly mercenary Manticore.

Save the day? soon as school lets out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490564906
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Series: Action Figures , #1
Pages: 398
Sales rank: 1,186,478
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Michael Bailey is a professional writer from Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Michael has been a working writer since 1998, when he joined the Enterprise Newspapers newsroom as a staff reporter and columnist. Over the years has contributed several articles to Renaissance Magazine and other local publications, and has since 2004 served on the writing staff for two New England-based renaissance faire production companies: Pastimes Entertainment and the Connecticut Renaissance Faire.

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Action Figures: Issue 1 - Secret Origins 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
Carrie is a 16-year old smart wise-crack. She’s also a teen superhero (she got em’ from an alien that dropped on Earth.) The thing is that she’s not the only one at her new school. Apparently, there’s a whole odd-ball group of them. They get to know each other and become fast friends. Pretty soon, they’re having to contend with an evil robot terrorizing the city. Of course, with them being kids and all, they step back and let the real superheroes handle it. Still, why shouldn’t they get in on the action, too? This was a cool story. I liked how these kids were fumbling with their powers and learning how to save the world. It was the story of a B-squad superhero team. It was like reading a comic book without the pictures. Of course, I didn’t really buy the evil robot angle, but young readers will definitely get a kick out these kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book for YA readers, superhero fans, and geek girls. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed this! “Action Figures” is an involving adventure, with a sharp and sympathetic protagonist, a cast of involving supporting characters, and a skillful balance between emotional truth and rollicking action. And perhaps more importantly, it manages something that seems to be missing from a lot of the most popular young-adult fiction right now: a sense of fun! Carrie “Lightstorm” Hauser is as conflicted, struggling, and occasionally overwhelmed as any teenager, but she faces her problems – both the ordinary and the nigh-unbelievable – with a clever mind, a caring heart, and a little help from her friends…. and with a selection of superpowers. The ending strongly implies that Carrie and her friends have more adventures to come, and I’m looking forward to the next one!