- Title: The Last Superhero
- Author: Stephen Altrogge
- ISBN: null
- Page: 356
- Format: Kindle Edition
The Wagners are a superhero family dynasty who have always protected the city of Coreopolis The grandpa, John Utticus Wagner, is revered in the superhero community He s consistently invited to speak at superhero symposiums, has dined with the President, and has a sterling reputation as a model superhero Every young superhero wants to be like John Utticus Wagner.UnfortunThe Wagners are a superhero family dynasty who have always protected the city of Coreopolis The grandpa, John Utticus Wagner, is revered in the superhero community He s consistently invited to speak at superhero symposiums, has dined with the President, and has a sterling reputation as a model superhero Every young superhero wants to be like John Utticus Wagner.Unfortunately, John s son, Orville Wagner, is not the man his father is He s a terrible klutz who always manages to create disasters, like derailing subway trains and accidentally injuring innocent bystanders Orville is mocked in the superhero community, and the family s once sterling reputation is tarnished They no longer are seen as the protectors of Coreopolis They are the laughingstock of the city.When a new super villian starts terrorizing Coreopolis, it s up to John, Orville, and Orville s son, John II, to stop the villain and restore the family s honor The question is, can an old man, a klutz, and boy stop a maniacal super villain
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Stephen Altrogge's "The Last Superhero" introduces us to the world and mind of John Utticus Wagner II, grandson of superhero legend John Utticus Wagner (the original). In an enjoyable first person narrative we learn of Coreopolis, the quiet and super villain free home of the Wagner's. Our story begins about the same time this blissful condition takes a turn for the worse. A new super villain is terrorizing the good people Coreopolis and they are in serious need of a hero today. Our narrator is a [...]
The Last Superhero by Stephen Altrogge is a very quick read, I knocked out most of it in a cardio session, about a multi-generational superhero family. It looks at the burdens of being a superhero a little differently such as the trouble that a teenage boy has to have in order to keep his super strength under control while still living a somewhat normal life. There is also a whole new level of pressure when your grandfather is one of the most famous heroes to ever live and your dad let's just sa [...]
This book was really good! I might have given it five stars, but the ending wasn't that great. These characters were great, and the superpowers were portrayed pretty well, specifically the super strength of the main characters. Eleanor's power was underrepresented, since she hardly used it. I mean, superspeed! (view spoiler)[Why didn't she just run all of them out of the explosions? Or in the final standoff? (hide spoiler)] The characters were nice, and I wish this book had been longer so I coul [...]
This is an odd book for me. On one hand, it's a fairly lighthearted romp in the world of superheroes and supervillains from the perspective of a powered family. Several aspects of the world, like the gratuitous references to Marvel and DC heroes as untalented punks with good PR and the devices that do things like detect and defuse bombs, are very silly. On the other hand, death and maiming are commonplace enough that the 10-year-old main character seems unconcerned about breaking a classmate's r [...]
This book is described (by the author?) as The Incredibles meets the Godfather. While I see the Incredibles, I failed to notice much resembling the Godfather here, aside from the fact that family legacy is important to superheroes.This isn't necessarily a bad book at all, but the short format just left a lot of story to be desired. It is quite likely that this book was not written with me in mind---it feels like a graphics-less graphic novel. The author writes easy-to-read description and dialog [...]
A fun read about a family of superheroes -- a famous but now aging grandfather, a klutzy father with super strength, a mother who has super-speed but trouble stopping, and an 8th grader -- who want to take on a new super-villain, Boom, who is blowing up things. I enjoyed Altrogge's tone, wit, and asides about the more famous superheroes. My full review is here: barbarah.wordpress/2013/03
The Last Superhero is a fun, short novel written about a multi-generational family that just so happens to be superheroesrt of. While the grandfather was the greatest superhero ever, and the grandson is certainly showing promise, the father in the middle is a complete klutz. The three of them must bind together to defeat and old enemy. Full of humor and action, this was a fun read.
Brief but funny. Written from the point of view of a young boy who has superhero powers. Not unusual as he is from a long and illustrious line of superhero's. I enjoyed the references to other more well known superhero's.
Good book but I am not into Superhero book type. Another crazy book that will make you want to crack open Stephen's head and look into his brain to find out where in the world he get crazy idea to write such as crazy book to enjoy reading.
Young adult fiction and a little bloody, but character matters.
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