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Is there a series...

Postby Jessica » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:40 pm UTC

I'm wondering if there exists a book, or graphic novel, from the standpoint of a normal person in a super powered world? I was just thinking about writing something like that, maybe some short stories or something, but I was wondering if there were books like that.

Essentially something like a book from the point of view of JJ.
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Re: Is there a series...

Postby Yakk » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:27 pm UTC

Watchmen? :-)
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Re: Is there a series...

Postby psychosomaticism » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:36 pm UTC

It isn't a perfect fit, but The Boys is from the perspective of people trying to police/vigilante the superheroes in a somewhat black comedy style (if you've read Preacher, it's similar, but less dark).

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Re: Is there a series...

Postby Zohar » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:42 pm UTC

Gotham Central is comics about a police station in Gotham City, with ordinary policemen there, trying to deal with living in Batman's city with Batman's villains.

Also of interest, Top Ten (another comic book) where everyone's a super hero (this is also a story about the police station but in a very different setting).
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Re: Is there a series...

Postby Jessica » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:15 pm UTC

Loved top ten, so much! Watchmen isn't really what I'm looking for.

But the other two seem good. Thanks
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Re: Is there a series...

Postby Jorpho » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:31 pm UTC

For some reason Worst Day Ever comes to mind, though I've never read it myself. I will say that I have thought before of what happens to all those mutants with the thoroughly uncool superpowers.

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Re: Is there a series...

Postby MiB24601 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:24 am UTC

Jessica wrote:I'm wondering if there exists a book, or graphic novel, from the standpoint of a normal person in a super powered world? I was just thinking about writing something like that, maybe some short stories or something, but I was wondering if there were books like that.


I'd think that Normalman by Jim Valentino would fit that description.
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Re: Is there a series...

Postby tzvibish » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:10 pm UTC

Well, it may not be exactly what you're looking for, but there's a book called The Wall and the Wing that tells the story of an orphan in a version of NYC where everyone can fly except for her.
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