Storyhelix Review 032: Project: Hero! Atlantis Under Attack

My regular readers might know it very well, but I have a soft spot for indie author superheros (Marvel and DC are old school now, am I right?)

For any superhero comic fans, this is a great book to pick up and read!

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Two years after the previous adventure (this is a sequel), Sam, the Sea King, receives a message from Neptune, who is in Atlantis. He decides to investigate, and finds there is much amiss running amok in Atlantis; an old enemy, known as Count Viper, has come back; there is something connecting it to Virpalis, a city where the Urich foundation works; and there is the mysterious hero, known as The Sword.

Best Things: 

1. Superhero comics brought to the written form. As I was reading this, I found myself thinking of the old school superhero comic shows, like Batman. I also thought many of my high school students, who have seen Spongebob Squarepants and its take on the superhero genre with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, would appreciate it. It read just like a comic!

2. Wry Humor. The best jokes were about how they kept trying to name their group with group names that have already been taken, including “Avengers,” “Justice League,” and “Sinister Six,” all of which were just hilarious.

3. Crime and its depths. There were several storylines, one going into Atlantis, one going into the business world, and some of it going into the past. They all ended up interconnecting in the most terrifying and exciting way – through technology!

This book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the classic superhero stories with some fresh faces, new twists on old ideas, and well-crafted super characters.

 

Have you read it? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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