Thus begins the saga of Thom, a young man who father is a disgraced former super-hero. Thom seems to have inherited some of the genes from his super parent; his is the ability to heal. However, he will need more than super powers to untangle the mess that is his life right now. His mother has disappeared; he cannot seem to perform up to snuff in his probationary period with the super heroes; and then there is the fact that Thom is gay.
Part action-adventure, part coming-of-age, part cultural commentary. All parts of HERO are wonderfully absorbing. What I particularly love in the opening couple of chapters is this total feeling of confusion and wondering as a reader. What is wrong with Thom's father? With Thom? Who or what is the menacing presence that seems to surround Thom wherever he goes? So many questions that take their sweet painstaking time to be answered.
Thanks, Angus. Thanks, Perry for offering readers a new take on an old formula.