Can knowing the most superhero trivia in the whole school be considered a superpower?
If so, Vincent Wu is invincible.
If not (and let's face it, it's "not"), then Vincent and his pals Max and George don't get any props for being the leaders (and, well, sole members) of the (unofficial) Captain Stupendous Fan Club.
But what happens when the Captain is hurt in an incident involving BOTH Professor Mayhem and his giant indestructible robot AND (mortifyingly) Polly Winnicott-Lee, the girl Vincent totally has a crush on?
The entire city is in danger, Vincent's parents and his friends aren't safe, the art teacher has disappeared, and talking to Polly is REALLY, REALLY AWKWARD.
Only Vincent Wu has what it takes to save the Captain, overcome Professor Mayhem, rally his friends, and figure out what to say to Polly. But will anyone take him seriously? Seriously. Anyone??
Find out in this action-packed super comedy debut.
Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
and contributed to the anthologies Dear Teen Me
, Break These Rules
, and 59 Reasons to Write
. He is a library professional by day, a writer by night, and a semi-competent ukulele player during all the times in between. Mike is proud to be a founding member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks team. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two young children. Find Mike at mikejung.com.
Mike Maihack is the creator of the Cleopatra in Space series. Book One: Target Practice
won a Florida Book Award and was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He is also the creator of the popular webcomic Cow & Buffalo
and has contributed to books like Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman; Parable
; Jim Henson's The Storyteller
; Cow Boy
; Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities
; and Comic Book Tattoo
. Mike lives with his wife, two sons, and Siamese cat in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Visit him online at mikemaihack.com.
- ! "“CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS!” I yelled, swiveling my head and pointing up. There was
a sharp whoosh overhead, followed by the sound of fabric whipping in the wind. A
roar went up from the crowd.
\t“Time to take care of business, baby!” I yelled.
\tThe robot turned and raised its fists as Stupendous flew straight at its chest.
\t“AH, THERE YOU ARE!” Professor Mayhem sounded insanely cheerful to see Stupendous.
over, baby,” somebody in the crowd shouted. “Watch, it's gonna be over with one
\tWhoever said it was wrong, though, because the robot swung one big
metal fist and hit Stupendous face-first with a loud CLANG. Stupendous flew sideways,
spun around and crashed into the building across the street.
\tJust like that,
everyone quit cheering. George, Max and I stood there with our mouths hanging open.
just happened?” George said."