by Kirsten Scott
Seems like superheros and superpowers are everywhere these days. On TV you can find Heros, Smallville, and did you hear they're remaking the Bionic Woman for the fall? I, for one, can't wait. Don't forget about Tobey Maguire, my favorite Spiderman of all time.
I'm thinking about superpowers partly because I just finished a major revision on my YA manuscript, which features a heroine struggling with an uncontrollable pyschic power. Sent that baby off to my agent tonight, yippee! Then there's our special guest on July 3, Alyssa Day. The heroine of her smash bestseller, Atlantis Rising, is an empath who forms a mind-link with a warrior from the lost city of Atlantis. Not to mention that Alyssa, under the name "Jax Abbott" published a fun couple of books about the teenage daughter of a superheros, who comes across her own super powers at precisely the worst possible time!
So I've been thinking--who's your favorite superhero/heroine? Do you like the "regular human" ones with technology or special aids (Batman, Wonder Woman), the ones who were "changed" by some extraordinary event (the Hulk, Spiderman), or the ones who were born with their powers? If you had a power, what would it be?