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Lee revealed in April 2010, however, that Showtime had decided against producing the series. "Showtime finally didn't commit and we're now exploring our options," Lee said.  Moore expressed his intent to bring the novel to television. "'Hero' will see its day onscreen. I'm not sure how or where or who will make it possible, but like all the best heroes, you have to have faith. And when it does, it will be another step forward. And some folks will think, 'Damn, it's about time someone thought of doing that.'"  Why did I like this aspect so much? I think it was because it was so extraordinarily moving. Many of us can relate to dealing with issues such as acceptance with parents or other family members. In Thom's and Hal's case these problems are exacerbated by their personal situations: their inherent wish to be honest and open with each other; their unwillingness to cause hurt and hesitancy to take that first step; the concern and shame both feel about what happened to Hal and consequently to the family; their pride in the Hal's former life as a superhero; their desire to help people; and, above all else, their love for each other. All of these themes and issues came through so evocatively in Hero and the majority of them the reader is privileged to explore through Thom as he discovers and begins to comprehend his and his father's past, present and future. A stealthy, stronger line of female salamanders are skipping sex and stealing DNA from males instead
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I think I wanted to like this book more than I actually did. What probably turned me off most about it was that it was too campy. I prefer my superheroes to be darker, more serious, more grounded in reality: Now Ruth was honestly amazing. She was a lovely old lady with the ability to see the future. On the rag tag team though she was really quite stunning. Because she was so clever and knew what to say. She was the only one who really accepted Thom at the beginning and that was great. She stood by him and stood up for him until the very end. Her death was horrible because of how much it tore Thom up really. You could see it kinda devastated him. She was a guiding path in his superhero journey so the only way he could stand on his own two feet was if she died. Sad but true in this case. And that's what a lot of this book was. The only deeper parts were the waaaaaay overused trope of using the alternate identities of a superhero as a metaphor for being gay. Bryan Singer did it much better in the first X-Men movie, btw. Much. Better.In a world where superheroes are real, Thom dreams about joining The League, a band of A-list good guys who protect the citizens of their fair city. He also dreams about one of the most famous (and dreamiest) superheroes, Uberman. Thom's keeping a lot of secrets, not the least of which is that he's got superpowers and has been invited to try out for The League. He knows his dad would flip if he found out. His dad used to be a hero, one of the greats. But then he was maimed in a catastrophic accident during a rescue mission that went terribly awry. Now Thom's dad is a pariah and blamed for hundreds of deaths. He's sworn off the hero stuff for good and Thom knows that there's no way he'd let him join The League. Moore said he wrote the book after being upset by a Marvel Comic. In the 2005 "Enemy of the State" storyline, the gay character Northstar is killed by Wolverine (while the latter is brainwashed by The Hand).  Moore believed that having one of Marvel's biggest superheroes murder its most prominent gay character sent the wrong message to readers.  Moore subsequently created a list of 60 LGBTQ superheroes who have met with torture, rape, disembowelment, decapitation, had their genitalia disfigured or removed, or retconned as heterosexual.   His growing awareness of the poor treatment of LGBTQ superhero characters led him to write Hero to present a more positive side.
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Young Adult. A gay teenager with superpowers and his disgraced hero-dad live together in the suburbs. They have their differences, but when Thom gets tapped to try out for the League (of superheroes) those differences threaten to tear them apart. Hee, sorry. It really is that dramatic. This is what you call a superhero novel with a message, that message being "Gay is okay." So, wonderful, it's a message I can support, but a redeeming message is not enough to make me love a book, and this book, while not bad, and certainly not disrespectful to the superhero genre, didn't really do anything original except make the hero gay. In fact, it was overall a pretty derivative story and I doubt it would have gotten much attention at all (or even published) if not for the central theme, that Thom Creed, the title hero, has two "secret identities," one as a superhuman, the other as a gay teenager whose famous ex-hero father is also a bit of a homophobe. It also kind of made me wince when Thom's mother said that her career didn't matter because she had the man she wanted, and also at the way she dismissed any idea that Hal might be biased in thinking that she should give up her career because she's the woman and "second rate". I have no idea if Perry Moore realised how that scene would come across, but ouch.Still there were times where this book annoyed me. An instance that annoyed me was when it felt like the author gave us [the readers] 3 mysteries in the beginning that the main character knew the answers to. I kept wondering "why is the author trying to make us guess if they aren't really mysteries?" It just felt like unnecessary hindrances to the intro.