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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (26 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857685953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857685957
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.9 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It s a great read...there s enough heart and quirkiness in here to make it an essential read for fans of the genre. --Scot Campus

"Graphic gore and bags of action from Britain s leading comics writer." --Flipside --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Mark Millar is one of comics most commercially successful writers, his work includes Kick-Ass, Wanted, Nemesis and the bestselling Civil War and The Ultimates. He is the editor of CLiNT, published by Titan Magazines.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marek Starosta on 26 July 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is so good, I don't know where to start. For one, it's Mark Millar's homage to Superman, and a very smart one at that - there are references to comic books, movies and the whole super-phenomenon. It's also - like The Ultimates - a story for the new century, current and relevant to today's readers, not a repetition of old themes.

At the same time, it's a story about serious disease (sclerosis) and also about the temptations, we're faced with, the choices that we make and their consequences.

The hardcover is beautiful, masterfully put together. Just a great book!

There's maybe one chapter in the middle, that I felt was a bit to slow and made me put the book down and read it in two sittings instead of one, but now I know, that it was worth to finish it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER on 29 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Simon Pooni was a regular kid once, captain of the school basketball team, until something life changing happened to him - he contracted multiple sclerosis. Confined to a wheelchair and barely able to use crutches his future looks bleak. That is until a space monkey appears out of nowhere and gives him superpowers! Gone is Simon Pooni, Superior is here!

In a twist on the body swapping premise made famous by "Big" and "Freaky Friday", a disabled boy finds himself with a new body that not only looks exactly like his favourite fictional superhero but can fly, has super strength, super speed, laser vision, the whole lot! Except the space monkey is not who he appears and Simon is about to realise the true cost of a wish fulfilled.

Mark Millar writes a great story most of us who read superhero comics have dreamt of - what would it be like to have superpowers? But more than showing the benefits of having someone like Superior in real life - stopping terrorism, averting natural disasters, saving millions of lives - Millar does a fine job of putting a disease that can afflict anyone, multiple sclerosis, in the spotlight.

One of the best lines in the book is when Simon becomes Superior and says something like "Looking back, I could fly, I had super strength, I could shoot lasers from my eyes, but when people ask me what I liked best about being a superhero?, it was being able to move my toes again". It's a heart-breaking snapshot of what people with MS must feel like every day. The tribute to Christopher Reeve at the back is touching too.

But enough touchy-feely stuff, has the book got the action superhero fans crave? Of course, it's Mark "Ultimates" Millar at the helm.
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Format: Paperback
I have always found Mark Millar to be a somewhat cynical writer, if you take that in a comedic way. He may sometimes create characters we learn to love and enjoy, such as in Kick-Ass, then do horrible, painful things to them, simply because he can make a good story without necessarily giving you what you want. Then, in his more satirical books, like Nemesis, he's give you a non-stop, over-the-top splatterhouse that doesn't bother itself with those clumsy character interactions and simply throws you into the messy mix. How surprised was I then, when I found a Millar book with more optimism.

Superior is gold, pure and simple. I have told all my comic-reading friends about it and recommended - no, demanded that they go out and buy this brilliant book. For me, this is the definition of purely enjoyable superhero fiction with a true and honest message about how anyone can do great things, no matter their flaws; personal, psychological or physical.

To put the premise simply, a boy with multiple sclerosis is visited by a space monkey one night (yes, that's right) who grants him one wish - to become his favourite comic book superhero, Superior (an obvious stand-in for Superman).

What follows is an exciting, funny, sad and beautiful adventure about a boy given a new lease on life as he can finally walk like a normal person, and then some. This kid goes on to avert major catastrophes in his new persona and the world is astonished that this hero - known to them as a hero in published fiction and a popular film franchise - is here to save the world.
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By Inlaid on 27 Jan. 2013
Format: Hardcover
More lightweight than I had hoped from my initial leaf-through a few months back. There's a lot of possible emotional issues that could have confronted all the the main characters that were skimmed over or ignored completely but this allows the novel to retain its fast pace and plot progression. The concept is superb and is well handled and the wrap up is excellently done even if it's a little obvious with the exception of the twist for the character of Tad Scott whose stand out moment I had not expected at all and was truly great (and could have done with more screen time).

The art work is competent but the action scenes weren't completely clear and the artistic representation of women in the book is appalling (a preponderance of cleavage shots that aren't even that well done and a few physical impossibility/broken spine moments trying to get as many assets into frame as possible). The *writing* of the female characters is on a par with how the male characters are handled in that they lack some depth but are not 'weak' in any pronounced way and the art work unfortunately doesn't reflect this.

Despite it's flaws this book is a worthwhile read handling a slightly more complex issue than a straight forward superhero romp in a deft manner and maintaining fairly tight scripting and pacing throughout. Nice to see a solid plug for the multiple sclerosis society at the end though it would have been better still if it was placed before the commercial adverts.

4 out of 5
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