Monday, 9 June 2014

Review: 'Hero Worship' by Christopher E Long

Hero Worship by Christopher E Long, 2014, Flux, $9.99, softbound, 233 pages. Category/Genre: fantasy. Cover: pretty cool. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

In what seems to be a new trend, this is a comic book in novel format. It's set in a world in which superhero powers are fairly commonplace. The Clean Powers Act established a department with the authority to certify powers as 'clean' or 'dirty.' Those people with volatile powers are called 'dirties,' and are not allowed to make a living off their powers. 

Marvin Maywood is a dirty, but he lives clean. He wants nothing more than to join the Core, a well-loved group of superheroes led by Lieutenant Mercury. 

Then one day Marvin meets Eliza, the youngest member of the Core, and everything changes. 

Some good action, and good powers. 

Note: strong language; rape scene. 

If you like this one, try: Karma Girl, by Jennifer Estep. 

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