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  • Title: In Hero Years... I'm Dead
  • Author: Michael A. Stackpole
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  • Page: 207
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  • In Hero Years I m Dead is New York Times bestselling author Michael A Stackpole s first Digital Original novel.Twenty years ago someone stole him away from Capital City Having been released from captivity he returns to find everything changed The great heroes of his day, men who could move planets or tear apart criminal syndicates, have all retired A new breed of heIn Hero Years I m Dead is New York Times bestselling author Michael A Stackpole s first Digital Original novel.Twenty years ago someone stole him away from Capital City Having been released from captivity he returns to find everything changed The great heroes of his day, men who could move planets or tear apart criminal syndicates, have all retired A new breed of hero has sprung up to deal with a perplexingly new brand of villain It s a world that makes no sense, and a world which, if he persists in playing the hero, will surely see him dead.In Hero Years I m Dead mixes action, dark humor, satire and strong characters into a thrilling page turner It s superheroes facing challenges both in costume and out, battling a cunning enemy bent on destroying all they have worked so hard to preserve.The Deluxe Edition of In Hero Years I m Dead includes a long essay about the story s genesis and the author s process in writing it It s full of insights about the labors of producing a novel and is a rare chance to look behind the scenes at how a book comes together.
    Michael A. Stackpole
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    In Hero Years I'm Dead is one of the better, if not the best superhero novels that I have read. The book like many recent superhero stories deals more with secret identity side of the superhero life and does so quite well, telling the story of a hero trying to reintegrate into the life he unwilling left behind twenty years before. Stackpole's take on this scenario is both interesting and believable and meshes well with the central superhero plot, which is itself interesting and has its share of [...]

    So, what if superheroes were real and had been for a long time? What if one superhero went away for twenty years, what would he come back to? How would things have changed? How could our hero deal with trying to get back to "normal life"?I liked this OK but I had a lot of problems with it. The setting is quite good and the characterizations are as well. But what I did not care for, and this happens all the time in this book, is how, for lack of a better term, "wishy-washy" everyone is. The main [...]

    R. L. Copple
    There is a lot to like about this book. Interesting characters. Nods to the comic book heroes. An overall strong plot with twist. A unique take on a superhero world, even if a little unbelievable, it fits the comic book style. Good, clear writing. Minimal typos (I noticed only two).So why 3 stars? Mainly because the first third to half the book reads like someone who isn't sure where the story is going, and is burning time with lots of internal dialog, often over things you think, "Do I really c [...]

    Jason Craft
    It is incredibly hard to tell an inventive superhero story, but In Hero Years…I’m Dead genuinely spins an original tale. Stackpole mixes the traditional comic book feel with quirky humor and a noir-detective backdrop that makes for truly compelling reading. Capital City is full of surprises around every turn as caricatures of all the classic heroes propel you further down its alleys.The characters feel very real and leap off the screen. The protagonist keeps you engaged as he explores the ne [...]

    Stephen Brophy
    While it definitely lives up to its tag "A Superhero Noir," and I mostly like the world Stackpole creates in which to insert his pastiche characters, there is a sense that sometimes he doesn't work hard enough to differentiate his heroes from the comic book icons he's parodying/homaging. For example, if you want to put an obvious Catwoman take-off in your book, stretch a little farther than calling her Selene Kole. We'll still get it, I promise. Stackpole writes well, and his main characters is [...]

    An interesting mix of homage and originality. As seems to be standard for a work focusing on costumed superheroes, we get our normal cast of characters with the serial numbers filled off (big blue boy scout, dark knight, armored genius inventor) but we also get a few that are usually passed over (I'm looking at you, joke of a fish guy). We get a world that's already used to the idea of heroes and villains with extraordinary abilities, but the reaction to that fact has to be the most unique piece [...]

    Michael Stackpole has been my favorite fiction author for years, but as far as I know this is his first professional foray into superhero fiction, a rather obscure genre. The hero of the story is back in the city after being away for 20 years (it takes about half the book to get to an explanation of why he was away), and he slowly gets enmeshed in a series of events leading the city to a breaking point. Will he side with the villains or the heros? Will the city be saved?I think what I enjoyed th [...]

    This one's very up and down. Plot aside, this is really one giant worldbuilding exercise, and in that sense it's enjoyable; I liked the slow reveal through the first third of the book, where the protagonist must re-orient himself in a city that has changed drastically in his absence. But after this stage-setting segment is over, the fun fades a little - the political commentary gets (much) more blatant, while at the same time showing it hasn't aged well (three years' lag time is apprarently long [...]

    Peter Jones
    I have been a fan of Michael Stackpole since I read the first Rogue Squadron book many years ago. He writes action quite well, and seems more comfortable with writing in the first person perspective than many authors. In Hero Years is a "super hero noir" novel. Told from the perspective of an normal person who played the super hero game, the novel takes place in a world where super heroes are the norm, as are villians. After a 20 year absence, the reasons for which we discover later, our hero fi [...]

    This book reads like an Elseworlds novel where all the heroes have been given different names, but you can still recognize most of them. Superheroing, and supervillainy, have fallen into a neatly organized ranking system, all wrapped up in non-lethal property damage. People follow the rankings of their favorites and everybody is happy. An old hero returns to the city after a long absence and tries to patch up his relationships while he tries to retire.It's difficult to take the premise seriously [...]

    Robert E.
    A fascinating take on superheroes, giving us a society where their goings-on are a norm. The characters are magnified by their abilities, with backgrounds of angst and valor, pettiness and nobility seen through their eyes. The characters and their interactions make the book a delight to read.

    Jim Brady
    Great Take on the super hero journey. The characters are parody of heroes you will recognize. I thought it was extremely well laid out and had a great plot.

    While being a delight to read, the book has two major flaws. One, it takes at least 200 pages to decide which way the story would go and then settles on a MC choosing to be reactive, not active. Two, it borrows too much from popular comics, teetering dangerously on the verge of fanfiction.

    It turns out, I was right about Michael Stackpole. His reputation does precedes him; being a game designer and author of Star Wars and Battle Tech novels and a future World of Warcraft novel; he does understand fantasy and sci-fi. The world Stackpole created here is just so meticulously detailed and technical that it comes out very realistic. There wasn't a single doubt in my mind that such a world could exist. Capital City is this big modern futuristic city where "heroing" (crime fighting) is v [...]

    C Patrick Daily
    I absolutely loved this book. I really wish he'd do another in this world. The only supers book I like better is They Tell Me I'm The Bad Guy, with Confessions of a D-List Supervillain being a close runner-up.

    Jefferson Smith
    My Blurb: The rules used to be simple: bad guys broke the law and super heros kicked their asses. But that's all changed, now. When a used-to-be up-and-coming super hero returns after a mysterious twenty-year absence, he finds a world where master criminals post their fiendish plots online, heros bid for the right to oppose them, and the public follows it all in a complex Franken-merger betting scheme that is one part stock market, one part reality TV empire, and all kinds of crazy. But when Mr. [...]

    Dan Thompson
    This was an odd little superhero story where an aging hero comes back for one last shot at glory. The hero-narrator (a man with a dozen secret identities, going by the old hero title of Coyote) tells his tale of returning to his Capital City after twenty years of captivity in foreign lands, his will focused on taking revenge on those who betrayed him long ago. Alas, too much has changed. A whole new breed of heroes and villains have emerged, and not only is our aging hero a little off his game, [...]

    Sometimes fun, but way too derivative and fan-ficcy. I should have known better after reading I, Jedi years ago (and perhaps, in fairness, I'm still irritated enough by that novel that this one really needed to be extra good to compensate). Much like the main character of that particularly wretched work, the main character of this book is a flimsy wish-fulfillment piece. He basically takes Batman's--sorry, Nighthaunt's--place when he loses his mind. (view spoiler)[Seriously not-Batman murders no [...]

    Michael Thompson
    This was a very interesting take on the whole super hero genre. Stackpole was very creative and not super far off the mark in his imagining a world where people join teams that support this or that hero and villain. Everyone is involved. "Crimes," are planned and made public. Heroes bid vs one another to try and foil the villains. They can even subcontract parts of the upcoming fight to other Heroes. Heroes and villains are awarded points for successfully pulling off a heist, beating up another [...]

    Procrastinador Diletante
    Já conhecia a obra do autor no universo do Star Wars e do Battletech e por isso tinha alguma curiosidade em ler o que ele faria com os super-heróis. Não fiquei desapontado, embora não considere este livro um obra claramente de super-heróis mas sim um policial com os mesmos pelo meio. No entanto, todas as "teclas" certas do género são batidas pelo autor - temos as homenagens aos "grandes" da DC (sendo o Batman e o Super-Homem os mais claros) e à Marvel (Capitão América, entre outros); t [...]

    David Harriss
    Good but flawed.There is a lot to like about this book. The characters are relatable and often iconic, the action is furious and fast, and the mystery is both mysterious and solvable (if you can stop reading long enough to try and puzzle it out; I could not). The themes are solid and fairly easy to spot, and the author presents a (sadly) believable world.It has flaws as well. The most obvious is a need for two or three more editing passes. Next to that is the level of confusion for the reader - [...]

    This was a very good read and the fact that I got through it so fast is testament to how well it holds the readers attention. when a minor superhero returns to central city after 20 years of involuntary imprisonment he is shocked at how much has changed. Heroes and villains are now part of a game of good and evil that is broadcast 24x7 to everyone in the city. Forced into retirement he nevertheless wants to know who was behind his imprisonment as it looks like there might yet be a supervillan ou [...]

    Mike Matteson
    I've liked Stackpole for quite a long time, and this story reminds me why. He writes good characters and lets them drive the story. The characters in this book are interesting, and we get introduced to them slowly over the course of the story. The story seems like a character study of some characters who see a lot of action rather than the adventure that I was expecting. Stackpole sort of dumps you into the life of a semi-retired crime-fighter who has been absent from his home city (think Gotham [...]

    I like the way Michael Stackpole writes. This book was pulling four stars in my ratings until the last 20 percent or so. Other reviewers did not like the long, slow set-up, but I did. The character was yanked out of the city two decades earlier, and he's finally able to return. His career - superhero. Time has obscured his legacy and aged his body. He learns quickly that he's no longer effective, and a lot of the book consists of challenges to his resolve to get out and stay out of Superhero-ing [...]

    Graham Storrs
    I don't know why I read this book. The title didn't grab me, it's about superheroes, and I'd never heard of Michael A. Stackpole. But I'd bought it in a bundle and I had nothing more promising on my Kindle the night I started.So it was nice to find this was a well-written, intelligent book. Yes, it was about an ageing superhero who returns to the city of his youth and struggles to cope with the changed times and his own flagging abilities, and the characters were all people with silly "powers", [...]

    This was pretty good. I am not a big comics buff, but I was familiar enough with the Batman and Superman myths (who isn't these days) that I could get the references. Basically this is a reimagining of a whole bunch of classic superheroes. I could recognize several, but probably missed or misidentified more. The Superman, Batman and Catwoman references were laid a bit thick, including character and place names. I would have to be blind to miss them.On the cover this book is called a "superhero n [...]

    I wish this was the first book of a series. Stackpole builds such a vivid world and such intriguing characters that I cannot help but want to spend more time with them and explore them further. Don't take this to mean that the book's conclusion is unsatisfying in any way, though, or that the characters are not fleshed out; both the male and female superheroes (of which there are many) develop over the course of the story and Stackpole works the surreal plot and character twists superhero comics [...]

    Definitely one of the most original reads I've had in quite awhile :-)Our narrator is a man of mystery returning to a city he left 20 years ago. In the first few pages, he finds out he has a kidd that the city he left has definitely changed.Not sure what else to say other than: I LOVE THIS BOOKOur man of mystery is cocky, but a decent man. He wants to make things right and that's the storydemption. Stackpole does it with great storytelling and really good character development."In Hero YearsI'm [...]

    Steven Morton
    I loved the book! like others have said In Hero Years does start out slow but that did not bother me, Stackpole builds such a detailed world I am glad he took so long to get to the action. In Hero Years is one the most unique take on superhero fiction since Soon I Will Be Invincible in my opinion. Plus adding the mystery element was a nice touch by Stackpole. I hope he will return to this world in the near future because he has a good feel for these types of characters. I also loved his essay ex [...]

    John Lundquist
    Overall I liked this but it took a little to long to get to what ended up being the main conflict. The main character gets to town and spends a little while getting used to the way things are now which is fine because it shows us how things work in this world at the same time. After it is all spelled out though it is still a while for things to get going though. The characters are all well written although it can be a little hard to keep their real names and their super hero names straight. Bein [...]

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