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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for grownups, 2 Oct 2008
This review is from: Superpowers (Paperback)
Contrary to what the Times review says, this is a teen novel that might appeal to some adults. It adds nothing at all to the debate - pretty much exhausted by the major comic publishers - about the use and abuse of "super" powers, the nature of good and evil, secret identities to protect loved-ones and ends versus means. Its pretty well written, which got it its second star, but otherwise it lacked originality and I found the characters rather 2-dimensional. Its only realism is that it ends with a whimper not a bang. Read a graphic novel or The Death and Life of Superman by Roger Stern instead.
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