From award-winning cartoonist and lifelong aspiring superhero Ed Stein comes a new young adult/middle-grade adventure that answers the question: how do you keep bugs out of your mouth while flying? And why does nobody mention that in the movies?
Anyone who’s pondered how they would use superpowers will love the thrilling and funny tale of Gabe Green, a normal middle-schooler who suddenly develops amazing abilities and learns that saving the planet doesn’t get you out of doing your homework. It takes much more than superpowers to become a super hero.
What happens if you are an ordinary middle school kid — Gabe Green — and you suddenly got superpowers? How would you learn to fly? Design your own costume? Keep it clean? Keep your identity secret from your family, school pals, and the school bully? Ed Stein’s Comet Boy and the Menace From Space is no ordinary tale because Gabe is normal (except for those superpowers) and that will make any middle school kid who would like to dream, fly, and save the world, laugh right outloud.
— Avi, Newbery Award Winner