The Supers of Noble's Green Trilogy
Twelve-year-old Daniel, the new kid in town, soon learns the truth about his nice—but odd—new friends: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity. Incredible. The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town, but they’re haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen, their abilities will disappear—along with any memory that they ever had them. Is a memory-stealing supervillain sapping their powers?
The answers lie in a long-ago meteor strike, a World War II–era comic book (Fantastic Futures, starring the first superhero, Johnny Noble), the green-flamed Witch Fire, a hidden Shroud cave, and—possibly, unbelievably —“powerless” regular-kid Daniel himself.
Superhero kids meet comic book mystery in The Supers of Noble's Green trilogy.
"In a wholly satisfying debut, Cody tackles themes of heroism, sacrifice and coming-of-age, as played out in a comic book–inspired good vs. evil scenario. . . . It all comes together in a tightly woven narrative characterized by a persuasive premise, memorable characters, a bit of intrigue and a sense of wonder." -Publishers Weekly
"A mystery and adventure treat for middle-school boys, who will clamor for a sequel." - Booklist
“A fantastic story, thrillingly told. This book has a superpower—you can’t put it down." - Jonathan Stroud, author of the bestselling Bartimaeus Trilogy
"At last! A superhero story about the kid who isn't the superhero! Matthew Cody's descriptions of pre-teen life and flying and tumbling through the stratosphere were so real and vivid, they almost gave me vertigo!" - Jeff Smith, author of the bestselling Bone series
"Cody's debut novel pays homage to the great Golden Age comics at every turn . . . . The mystery surrounding the origins of the superpowers adds a bit of intrigue, giving this satisfying and genre-blending read a broad appeal." - The Bulletin
"A loving tribute to comic books and superhero stories . . . . this is definitely a good pick for reluctant readers." - School Library Journal
Chosen as a New Voices Pick by The Association of Booksellers for Children
Winner of the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award
Winner of the Virginia Readers' Choice Award