Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Books for Avengers Fans

So Avengers 2 is already out overseas (I hate you all, but not really because usually we get stuff first), and for you Avengers/Marvel/Superhero fans, here are some (non graphic novel) books to read:

1) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Why: Pulitzer Prize winner that tells about a pair of men coming to America to create comic books.

2) Dark Star series by Bethany Frennette

Why: awesome metaish series that is part superhero, part urban fantasy with demons about a girl whose mom is a superhero.

3) Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Why: More meta about superheros. Really dark superheros, who may not actually count as superheros at all but villains.

4) Renegade X series by Chelsea Campbell

Why: Book about a boy who is the product of a supervillain and superhero's one night stand and is torn between being a villain or a hero.

5) Evil Genius and sequels by Catherine Jinks

Why: About a boy going to a school for criminal masterminds.

6) Bigtime series by Jennifer Estep

Why: About a world of superheros and villains and the romantic mis-adventures various women have in said world.

7) Zodiac Legacy series by Stan Lee/Stuart Moor/Andie Tong

Why: Marvel has started to take over publishing now. This is one of the newest offerings they have about a group of teenagers who get powers of zodiac animals.

8) The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orcey

Why: Consider the Scarlet Pimpernel as the precursor to superheros.

9) Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Why: Middle-Grade about a boy with powers who is training to be a side-kick.

10) How to Succeed in Evil by Patrick E. Mclean

Why: Set in a world of superheros/villains, this is about a guy who is a consultant for supervillains.

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