The Original Superheroes by Kayla Hicks


A paperback copy of the book The Original Superheroes by Kayla Hicks.

The Original Superheroes is book 2 in the Backup Superheroes series. In this story, a prequel of sorts, we learn more about Frank, the barkeeper who played a supporting, yet important role in book 1. 

As the title suggests, The Original Superheroes tells us how and why the Backup Superhero league was formed. It delves into Frank’s past life as a police officer who becomes the Dark Vigilante and seeks justice against corruption in the department.

With 149 pages in the paperback copy, the novel is a short, fast-paced read that does a nice job setting up the newly-released third book in the series, The Backup Who Cried Wolf.

Although a little heavier in tone than the first book, The Original Superheroes kept my interest alive in the fun, quirky concept of a D-league of superheroes consisting of regular people armed only with nicknames and superhero costumes trying to make the world a better place.

I’m looking forward to finding out what happens to this cast of characters we’ve grown to love in the next book.

Books in The Original Superheroes series can be purchased through the author’s website,

My review of The Backup Superhero is linked here.

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