In the Post: A Once Crowded Sky

In the mail this week:
A Once Crowded Sky, Tom King
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 10, 2012)
Cover price: US $26.00

The superheroes of Arcadia City fight a wonderful war, and play a wonderful game, forever saving yet another day. However, after sacrificing both their powers and Ultimate, the greatest hero of them all, to defeat the latest apocalypse, these comic book characters are transformed from the marvelous into the mundane.

After too many battles won and too many friends lost, The Soldier of Freedom was fine letting all that glory go. But when a new threat blasts through his city, Soldier, as ever, accepts his duty and reenlists in this next war. Without his once amazing abilities, he’s forced to seek the help of the one man who walked away, the sole hero who refused to make the sacrifice— PenUltimate, the sidekick of Ultimate, who through his own rejection of the game has become the most powerful man in the world, the only one left who might still, once again, save the day. [Product Description]
This is the debut novel for Tom King, a "former CIA counterterrorism officer" and former intern of Marvel and DC Comics. 

It's getting mixed reviews over on Goodreads. I have to say, I love the premise and title and can't wait to read it. (I'll let you know what I think).

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