Category Archives: Best Of

Superhero Novels: The Best of 2016 and a Peek at 2017

Welcome to our celebratory recap of superhero novels published in 2016. You’ll notice right away that this year’s Top 5 list is unusual because it features books that are slightly askew of the genre. Three of our favorite books, in … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2015 and a Peek at 2016

Like Batman and Catwoman, our two favorite novels of 2015 are like the flip side of the same coin. One book puts superheroes squarely in the real world. Conversely, a big chunk of action in the second book takes place … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2014 and a Peek at 2015

2014 was definitely the year of the tiger as far as we’re concerned. Nick Harkaway’s latest novel featured a substantial superhero storyline and we are happy to embrace it as our favorite novel of the year. But really, when we … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2013 and a Peek at 2014

This was the first year we seriously considered expanding our year-end Top 5 list to an inclusive Top 10 list. It would have been easy to do. For example, four excellent short story collections were published this year and they … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2012 and a Peek at 2013

Looking back, 2012 was a big year for superhero novels. It produced some interesting debuts (A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King and Prepare to Die! by Paul Tobin), a couple of long-awaited sequels (The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis, and … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2011 and a Peek at 2012

When someone discovers SuperheroNovels.com for the first time, they inevitably ask the same question: Are there enough superhero books being written to support a blog? The truth is we struggle mightily to keep abreast of all the novels that are … Continue reading

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Superhero Novels: The Best of 2010 and a Peek at 2011

Masked, a collection of straight-up superhero stories was the best book of 2010. So sayeth SuperheroNovels.com. Each of the contributing authors fearlessly embraced the tropes of superhero fiction and successfully expanded the genre’s horizons. Hats off to the project’s editor … Continue reading

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