By Owen King, John McNally
Twenty-two of modern day such a lot proficient writers (and comics lovers) unite in Who Can store Us Now?, an anthology that includes brand-new superheroes built for the threats and demanding situations of the twenty-first century -- with a number of supervillains thrown in for solid degree. Edited and with contributions through Owen King (We're All during this Together) and John McNally (America's document Card), Who Can keep Us Now? enriches the superhero canon immeasurably.
With mutations stranger than the X-Men and with much more luggage than the Hulk, this subsequent iteration of superheroes is a much cry out of your run-of-the-mill caped crusader. From the image-conscious and not-very-mysterious masked meathead who swoops in and sweeps the cruel lady reporter off her toes; to the Meerkat, who overcomes his species' lovely and cuddly snapshot to develop into the resident hero in a small Midwestern urban; to the Silverfish, "the creepy superhero," who fights crime whereas holding the slipperiest of identities; to Manna guy, who manipulates the minds of televangelists to serve his personal righteous undertaking, those protectors (and from time to time antagonizers) of the blameless and the virtuous will satisfaction literary fans and comedian enthusiasts alike.
With attractive illustrations by means of artist Chris Burnham, Who Can retailer Us Now? deals a colourful, humorous, and really strange array of characters and their tales.
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