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Top Customer Reviews
No dodging into phone booths for this supershero, who makes Spiderman and Superman look downright dowdy. Shero is always well-dressed and prepared for any crisis. This girl knows who she is and is prepared to kick ass to prove it.
Only the most mean-spirited (and Shero knows who they are) could fail to fall in love with this feisty character with killer nail polish. Long may she strut her stuff.
Shero, the hero(ine) of Wallen's story, is an intrepid crime fighter and member of the Society of Superheroes, doing it all and then some in fabulous couture and three inch heels. Shero is dedicated to protecting the innocent and being an exemplary leader in the SSH...until it's all turned upside down and she doesn't know who she can trust or where to turn to. Now instead of fighting crime and keeping the citizenry safe from VILE, the group of supervillains at odds with the SSH, Shero must clear her name and figure out who in the Society has it in for her and why.
Wallen has done an admirable job of creating a colorful, over-the-top comedic take on the superhero genre and seasoned it with the tropes one would find in more traditional adventures. Shero is not your ordinary crime fighter; she is a transgendered superhero top to bottom and embraces herself totally and is also accepted by society. From her custom made, Kevlar coated black dresses to her poisonous fingernail polish, there is no shame in her game! And her compatriots are just as colorful, with their code names and awesome super powers. There are leagues for both the heroes and villains in this story, double crosses and secret histories. Clearly,Wallen has read more than a few comics in his day, and has turned out a new adventure here with a very clever twist.
I really appreciated that Wallen was able to try his hand at telling a superhero story, especially with a protagonist such as Shero, and keep it fun and light. Just because there are gay characters in a story, too often it seems that the story will wind up in the gutter, with said characters winding up in the sheets.Read more ›
Now, I have to prove that statement.
Shero is a transgendered superhero. He rocks fighting crime and the forces of V.I.L.E. in heels and a dress, with his katana and fingernail shooting superpower. He's open about who he is, even if the public doesn't understand, they love him anyways. Shero is a multifaceted character, and he has a log of inner doubts, questions and frustrations. He doesn't lead the perfect, idealized superhero life, which makes him a very sympathetic character. You want to cheer for him. He's lovable, entertaining and misunderstood.
But, just like how gender is actually a shade of grey rather than an oppressive black and white, so are good and evil. Jack Wallen takes the concepts of hero and villain and mixes them around, until you're not sure who is good, and who is evil. The plot is a war between perceptions of stark-contrast good and evil, and reality. It's a refreshing take on the subject, because most bad guys are defined as "bad" just because, and good is good because it isn't bad.
The suspense and action kept me on the edge of my seat. Shero kicks ass, takes names and does all the things a superhero does, all while looking better in a fancy dress than I do. Various superpowers were unique, different and felt super while still giving action scenes that weren't horribly overpowered.
Shero is a loveable and smart hero unlike any you may have read about before.He can clean up the streets while dressed to the 9's,in Designer clothing, fashionable high heels with a perfect manicure.There are impressive battle scenes,catty sarcasm loyalty and friendship.But life is not a cake walk for Shero.Despite the narrowminded towns folks who can be easily manipulated by doctored photos and someone out to bring Shero down and cause him to fall from grace.Shero does his best to keep his oath he has sworn to serve and protect.
I enjoyed this story.Jack Wallen always brings his unique take on life to every story he writes,and for that I am Thankful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Shero, at it's most simplest of looks, might just appear to be a single high concept ideal based on selling books to an underrepresented part of the reading population. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Adam Oster
Shero is a Super Hero above all others. The Action starts off right away and is nonstop throughout the entire book! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Justin Collins
In all honesty, I was a little hesitant about reading this book. I have read everything else by Jack Wallen and knew I had to give Shero a chance. Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Kat
Weak storyline and not well written, it's ok but not high art. With that being said the topic is fun and needs to be more in the forefront in this day and age.Published on June 8, 2014 by Old Blues Guy
I thought it to be a kick butt, in-your-face, woman hero story but was fairly disappointed by what shero had implied and was insulted by the term used for the male prospective. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by C