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Title:
Superior
Author:
Millar, Mark.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2013.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"Simon Pooni was a normal kid with a great life, until multiple sclerosis hit. He lost the ability to walk, went blind in one eye and sometimes could barely speak. Every night, Simon would pray that his disease would somehow go away. "Somehow" turned out to be a magic monkey named Orman, who granted Simon one wish. And the 12-year-old boy stood transformed into a real-life version of legendary comic-book hero Superior. Simon spent one glorious week saving those in need, averting natural disasters - becoming the most beloved man on the planet. But Orman ominously cautioned Simon all would be explained in one week. Will Simon be forced to go back to life in a wheelchair after being the world's greatest hero? Faced with adversity, will he prove himself to truly be...Superior?"--Cover verso.
General Note:
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Superior #1-7"--P. preceding title page.

"Mature content"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3.5 1.0 152332.
ISBN:
9780785153177
Format :
Book

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Simon Pooni was a normal kid with a great life, until multiple sclerosis hit. He lost the ability to walk, went blind in one eye and sometimes could barely speak. Every night, Simon would pray that his disease would somehow go away. "Somehow" turned out to be a magic monkey named Orman, who granted Simon one wish. And the 12-year-old boy stood transformed into a real-life version of legendary comic-book hero Superior. Simon spent one glorious week saving those in need, averting natural disasters - becoming the mostbeloved man on the planet. But Orman ominously cautioned Simon all would be explained in one week. Will Simon be forced to go back to life in a wheelchair after being the world's greatest hero? Faced with adversity, will he prove himself to truly be...Superior?

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Booklist Review

With characteristic hyperbole, mainstream comicdom's edgiest scribe, Mark Millar (Civil War) has launched a campaign challenging the Big Two's monopoly on superhero adventure. Gathering top artistic talent, he is crafting stories that at once deconstruct superhero tropes and pay loving homage to them in a line of titles under the Millarworld banner, the most prominent of which is Kick-Ass (2011), the tale of a teenage nebbish turned superhero-over-his-head. Here, Millar brings the mythology of Shazam and Superman together in a screaming collision as wheelchair-bound preadolescent Simon Pooni is granted a wish and turns himself into an indestructible and beguilingly naive superhero dedicated to community service and pursued by a tenacious and, in this case, wildly oversexed female reporter. With the superempowerment of a jealous bully and the involvement of a mysterious talking monkey, Millar throws in a few narrative twists and intriguing moral quandaries. Millar has turned in another slightly subversive superhero romp for mature readers, topped off by Yu's bold lighting and wide-screen action sequences.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist


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