Superhero Prose Novels 1 (My favorites)

A Listmania! list by Michael (Dover, Delaware)
The list author says: "There are a lot of superhero themed graphic novels in the Amazon store but finding superhero prose novels can be difficult. So here are a few lists of superhero novels available on Amazon. These are books I've either read, are on my list to read, or that I think might be interesting to other fans of the genre.

Note: Only the first book in a series is listed.

Part 2: http://www.amazon.com/lm/R3JW2OJZ3LV3FD/
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In no particular order..."
Kingdom Come
1.  Kingdom Come by Elliot S. Maggin
The list author says:
  "A much better "world without Superman" story than the Superman Returns movie.  Superman goes into self-imposed exile and finally returns to a world that has had a generation of 'heroes' and villains grow up without the guidance of Justice League."
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Batman: No Man's Land
2.  Batman: No Man's Land by Greg Rucka
The list author says:
  "One of the best superhero novels, imo.  A gritty alternate universe story that takes place sometime after Bane breaks Bruce Wayne's back.  Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Oracle, Huntress, and Batgirl are all pressed in service to try to save the city."
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The Flash: Stop Motion (JLA (Pocket Star))
3.  The Flash: Stop Motion (JLA (Pocket Star)) by Mark Schultz
The list author says:
  "The Flash was never a favorite hero of mine so it says something that this is easily my favorite of all the Justice League novels.  The author puts a very human face to the Worlds Fastest man."
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Ex-Heroes
4.  Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
The list author says:
  "A very entertaining genre mashup with superheroes and zombies.  A group of heroes have fortified a movie studio lot and are just trying to survive the end of the world when the first supervillain makes himself known. Followed by Ex-Patriots and Ex-Communication."
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Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours (Spider-Man (Pocket Star))
5.  Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours (Spider-Man (Pocket Star)) by Jim Butcher
The list author says:
  "Butcher's Spidey is often hysterically funny but the novel turns very sweet and sad during a touching conversation between Peter and Aunt May.  I never considered the Rhino a deep or interesting character but Butcher's take on the big guy is very good."
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Wearing the Cape
6.  Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon
The list author says:
  "A solid non-Marvel/DC novel that has meddling time-travelers, gutsy heroines, and superhero teams with their own comics/tv shows/movies.  Followed up by Villains, Inc. and Bite Me, Big Easy Nights."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain
7.  Confessions of a D-List Supervillain by Jim Bernheimer
The list author says:
  ""Being a supervillain means never having to say youíre sorry Ö
...
And remember - Losing an argument with a group of rioters isnít a good excuse to start lobbing tear gas indiscriminately at them. Youíve only got so many rounds and itís going to be a long day, so make sure you get as many as possible with each one.""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

West Pacific Supers: Rising Tide
8.  West Pacific Supers: Rising Tide by K.M. Johnson-Weider
The list author says:
  "Superheroes as sport stars/celebrities!

A fun novel that follows four heroes (and a large cast of secondary characters) as they struggle to rebuild their team following a devastating surprise attack."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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They Tell Me I'm The Bad Guy
9.  They Tell Me I'm The Bad Guy by R. D. Harless
The list author says:
  "A would-be former villain is trying to go straight but a combination of his reputation, lifestyle and the friends he keeps pulls him back in for just one more job - a job that goes disastrously wrong.  Can he keep his head down and life through it or will a lifetime of bad decisions spell not only his end but that of everyone else on Earth?"
$2.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Superheroes in Prose: The 1-4 Collection
10.  Superheroes in Prose: The 1-4 Collection by Sevan Paris
The list author says:
  "A super intelligent alien bonds to a human being granting him powers beyond that of mortal men.  Flight, invulnerability, and super senses.  Good deal, right?  Well, except for that who alien-is-a-murderous-psychopath part...

Fun read with a surprisingly empathetic and heroic protagonist (protagonists?)."
$2.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Super Powereds: Year 1
11.  Super Powereds: Year 1 by Drew Hayes
The list author says:
  "Excellent entry in the "teens with super powers coming of age" genre.  Great character based story about five young people training to be Heroes... and becoming friends along the way."
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Don't Be a Hero
12.  Don't Be a Hero by Chris Strange
The list author says:
  ""When the world turned its back on metahumans, the golden age of superheroes came crashing down. But now a mysterious supercriminal is making one final bid for power, and with no one else left to protect the world, ex-hero Spook must risk everything to take him down. There will be no reprieve, no negotiation. War is coming.

Put on the mask. Thereís work to be done.""
$12.15   Used & New from: $11.55
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Super
13.  Super by Mari Stroud
The list author says:
  "Super is the first of three novels (Super, Fire With Fire, and Leech) that feature strong female protagonists with various super powers.  In Super, Ophelia and her partner Naomi must confront a legacy of their past.

Fun and mostly irreverent (girlfriend, you are NOT fighting crime in those heels!) look at superheroing."
$2.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Bob Moore: No Hero
14.  Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry
The list author says:
  "When is a superhero novel not about superheroes?  When they're about a PI that was married to one and who now goes through life with a 'Supers Suck!' t-shirt proudly displayed.  The supers are not amused.

Very funny debut novel that is followed by Desperate Times and Hostile Territory.  You'll laugh, you'll cry (laughing), and you'll roll your eyes."
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Sidekicks
15.  Sidekicks by Jack D. Ferraiolo
The list author says:
  "Although a bit on the Young Adult side, this is an entertaining read that pokes fun at the whole hero/sidekick schtick without devolving into an outright spoof."
$13.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Starfall City
16.  Starfall City by Kirby Moore
The list author says:
  "Oddly compelling mix of magic, superheroes, and aliens.  An eclectic mix of characters band together to solve a mystery and face down immensely powerful foes."
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Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel
17.  Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel by Austin Grossman
The list author says:
  "Did you see the movie Megamind?  This is Megamind on downers.  Major downers.  But that makes for an interesting read as the author explores what makes a villain and why they just cannot stop trying to take over the world."
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Devil's Cape (Discoveries)
18.  Devil's Cape (Discoveries) by Rob Rogers
The list author says:
  "An interesting noir-ish take on the superhero genre.  The novel didn't quite 'click' for me but if you want something a bit different then this might be to your liking."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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Chasing Power (Hidden Talents Book 1)
19.  Chasing Power (Hidden Talents Book 1) by Genevieve Pearson
The list author says:
  "Spunky young college student finds out that people with super powers are very real and, now that her abilities are starting to manifest, she must join a shadowy agency that regulates them... or else."
$1.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Jumpers
20.  Jumpers by Steven Gould
The list author says:
  "Davey has the power to 'jump' or teleport.  Escaping an abusive father, Davey establishes a new life.  When his mother is murdered by a terrorist, Davey uses his power to seek revenge - a process that brings him to the attention of the U.S. government.

Not exactly a superhero novel but Davey doesn't have to be blue and make -bamf- noises to be heroic.  Followed by Reflex and Impluse."
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Stray (Touchstone Book 1)
21.  Stray (Touchstone Book 1) by Andrea K. HŲst
The list author says:
  "Not exactly a superhero novel per-se but comes pretty close when you mix a sci-fi setting and 'psychic space ninjas'.  First part of a trilogy (plus gratuitous epilogue).  Decidedly YA (with a strong romance leaning) but a fun read once the action gets moving."
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