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Sep 09 2011

DC Super heroes by various authors

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Raintree, 2011.

Superman: The Deadly Dream Machine by J. E. Bright
DC Super Heroes, Raintree, 2011. ISBN 978-1-406-22533-4.
(Ages 10+) Abra Kadabra is a magician from the future but is able to travel through time. His magic tricks were considered silly in comparison to the advanced technology of his time . . . the 64th century! He causes havoc in the 21st century and attempts to use his powers to take over the world. He has developed a dream machine that makes you forget who you are and harnesses your power so you can be brainwashed into doing his bidding! Superman has been caught! Will he ever be able to escape and put Abra Kadabra behind bars?

Superman: The Shadow Masters by J. E. Bright
DC Super Heroes, Raintree, 2011. ISBN 978-1-406-22531-0.
(Ages 10+) Andrea Rojas is a Mexican anthropologist by day and a super heroine by night. She becomes Acrata who can travel through the shadows, fighting criminals and making them afraid of their own shadows.
Acrata helps Superman when the evil Eclipso arrives and threatens to take over the world. Superman and Acrata must stop him. Will they be successful?

Superman: Cosmic Bounty Hunter by Blake Hoena
DC Super Heroes, Raintree, 2011. ISBN 978-1-406-22534-1
(Ages 10+) Lobo is an intergalactic bounty hunter who has been hired by two evil aliens to capture Superman, dead or alive! The evil aliens, Kalibak and Desaad, don't trust the bounty hunter and trap him and Superman in a force field. Will Lobo and Superman join forces and try to escape or is it the end of Superman? Will the aliens be successful and take over the world?

Superman: Prankster of Prime Time by Martin Pasko
Raintree Publishers, 2011. ISBN 978-1-406-22532-7.
(Ages 10+) The Prankster uses a variety of tricks to distract his victims. They end up laughing uncontrollably so the Prankster can steal their belongings. Jimmy Olsen, the young photographer for The Daily Planet, goes undercover to try to capture The Prankster. He is discovered and really needs Superman to save him. Will Superman get to Jimmy in time or will Jimmy's career end prematurely?
Janet Cassidy

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