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FICTION: Superpowers Among Us

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101 ways to become a superhero--or an evil genius

Horne, Richard, 1973-


Ever wanted to fly like Superman?* Drive a cool car like Batman? Smash things like the Hulk? Well, 101 Things to Do to Become a Superhero is the book for you. Inside is everything you need to transform yourself from mere mortal into exciting, dynamic, total superhero material. Make things, learn amazing tricks, and be inspired by genius ideas in order to complete the transition to object of worship and admiration. Develop your stealth and telepathy! Identify your nemesis! Choose your outfit! Or maybe the side of evil is more your thing? Select a sidekick! Get a villainous chair! Either way, your days as a mere mortal are over. . . . *Note: Book will not actually teach you to fly.

The broken hearted

Kahaney, Amelia.


When seventeen-year-old Anthem Fleet is suddenly transformed into an all-powerfull superhero, she must balance her old life with the dark secret of who she has become.

The Feros

King, Wesley.


James, Hayden, Lana, Sam and Emily use their new superpowers to try to save abducted members of the League of Heroes, and when Emily disappears, they must find their friend before it's too late.

The Vindico

King, Wesley.


When supervillains of the Vindico realize they are getting too old to fight the League of Heroes, they kidnap and begin training five teens, but James, Lana, Hayden, Emily, and Sam will not become the next generation of evil without a fight.


Kirkman, Robert.


Meet Jubilation Lee: firework-wielding mutant, full-fledged X-Man, sidekick to Wolverine and future vampire! Seeking a fresh start in this pre-Curse of the Mutants tale penned by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Jubilee enrolls in high school and becomes a peer counselor. But along with the cute boys and teenage angst come gangs, evil mutants and car thieves! Jubes has her work cut out for her!


Lee, Stan, 1922- author.


Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure! When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He'll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac.


Lupica, Mike.


Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the President's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.

Yesterday again

Lyga, Barry.


Twelve-year-old Kyle Camden is annoyed because his superpower identity, the Azure Avenger (often called the Blue Freak) has been labeled as a villain by the town of Bouring--but when he builds a time machine, so that he can go back and prove that the hero Mighty Mike is an alien, he founds out that all of his assumptions are wrong.

Wolverine : worst day ever

Lyga, Barry.


He's Marvel's most popular mutant ... and the best there is at what he does. Now, for the first time ever, experience the storied saga of everybody's favorite feral X-Man in his own words--fully illustrated with archival images from more than 30 years worth of comic-book appearances!


Moore, Perry.


Teenager Thom Creed's father is an ex-superhero who was disgraced in a terrible tragedy, so when Thom begins to develop superhuman powers, he doesn't tell his dad. Thom has something else he's afraid to tell his father: he's gay. When the prestigious League of superheroes invites Thom to join, he secretly begins training with a group of oddball recruits. But after a series of hero-murders threaten not only the League but world security, Thom and his team realize it's up to them to save the day.

V is for villain

Moore, Peter, 1963- author.


Brad Baron is used to looking lame compared to his older brother, Blake. Though Brad's basically a genius, Blake is a superhero in the elite Justice Force. And Brad doesn't measure up at his high school, either, where powers like super-strength and flying are the norm. So when Brad makes friends who are more into political action than weight lifting, he's happy to join a new crew-especially since it means spending more time with Layla, a girl who may or may not have a totally illegal, totally secret super-power. And with her help, Brad begins to hone a dangerous new power of his own. But when they're pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he's on.

The angel experiment

Patterson, James, 1947-


After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

I am Princess X

Priest, Cherie, author.


Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.


Sniegoski, Tom.


Eighteen-year-old Lucas is reluctant to take on his father's superhero mantle, but changes his mind as he comes face-to-face with evil after his mother is killed.

Dreams of the golden age

Vaughn, Carrie, author.


Anna, the daughter of a telepath and a powerful businesswoman and granddaughter of two famous superheroes, has trouble hiding her own superpowers as she and her friends train to become the next great team of masked vigilantes.

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