Category Archives: Published in 2012

Spoiler Alert

Occasionally we get dinged for our tendency to ignore spoiler alerts. We admit, when reviewing a novel, we sometimes reveal too many details. So be it. In all honesty we don’t have much sympathy for anyone who wants to be … Continue reading

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V for Vindico

We’ve been reading a lot of middle-grade novels lately. If you didn’t know, these books are aimed at kids who are between the ages of nine and 12. In other words, they hit a sweet spot somewhere between Ramona the … 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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Superheroes vs. Warlocks, Part II

It’s 1963 and England and the Soviet Union are locked in an uneasy cold war. At the end of WWII, the Soviets stole Germany’s prized Willenskräfte technology and have now successfully transformed its Red Army into an injustice league of … Continue reading

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Star Lite

Lucy Whitticomb was a superhero and a vigilante. The media in Minneapolis and St. Paul referred to her as Morning Star because she was a light in the dark, a herald of change, and a symbol of hope. To children, … Continue reading

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Dread Star

To his friends and neighbors, young Joshua Dread was just an ordinary kid with ordinary parents. His mom was a horticulture professor at a local junior college and his dad was a daffy stay-at-home inventor. Ho-hum. But unbeknownst to everyone, … Continue reading

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Return of the Superkids

The last time we checked, the superkids of Noble’s Green, Pa., had discovered the truth about their superpowers. And they subsequently dispatched the evil scrooge who was trying to take those superpowers away from them. Case closed. Or maybe not. … Continue reading

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