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Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories Kindle Edition

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Twenty-two of today's most talented writers (and comics fans) unite in Who Can Save Us Now?, an anthology featuring brand-new superheroes equipped for the threats and challenges of the twenty-first century -- with a few supervillains thrown in for good measure. Edited and with contributions by Owen King (We're All in This Together) and John McNally (America's Report Card), Who Can Save Us Now? enriches the superhero canon immeasurably.

With mutations stranger than the X-Men and with even more baggage than the Hulk, this next generation of superheroes is a far cry from your run-of-the-mill caped crusader. From the image-conscious and not-very-mysterious masked meathead who swoops in and sweeps the tough girl reporter off her feet; to the Meerkat, who overcomes his species' cute and cuddly image to become the resident hero in a small Midwestern city; to the Silverfish, "the creepy superhero," who fights crime while maintaining the slipperiest of identities; to Manna Man, who manipulates the minds of televangelists to serve his own righteous mission, these protectors (and in some cases antagonizers) of the innocent and the virtuous will delight literary enthusiasts and comic fans alike.

With stunning illustrations by artist Chris Burnham, Who Can Save Us Now? offers a vibrant, funny, and truly unusual array of characters and their stories.

About the Author

Owen King is the author of the novel Double Feature and We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories. He is the coauthor of Intro to Alien Invasion and the coeditor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. He lives in Upstate New York with his wife, the writer Kelly Braffet, and their daughter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1649 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1416566449
  • Publisher: Free Press; Free Press Trade Pbk. Ed edition (24 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CRFAH8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,728,182 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars your grading system needs to be improved, "Acceptable" books should not be listed as "Very Good"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Semi-super short stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Superhero Fiction That I Shared With a Friend Immediately Upon Finishing!
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1.0 out of 5 stars really awful book! minus 3 stars really
Reviewed in the United States on 21 May 2009
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