SMASH: Trial by Fire

SMASH: Trial by Fire Review

Super strong. Super fast. Super young!

Andrew Ryan dreams of having the strength and abilities of his superhero idol, Defender. Then he could stand up to his big brother, face down the school bully, and never be afraid of anything--or anyone--ever again.

KA-BOOM! When he is clobbered by fallout from a blast that kills Defender, Andrew's wish may have just come true. Now it's up to him to protect the citizens of Seatown from thieves and thugs. Not to mention Magus, a fearsome villain who will stop at nothing to steal Smash's superpowers for himself! Andrew dons a homemade costume to hide his identity--and Smash is born!

But fighting crim isn't easy when you're in fifth grade. And it takes a lot more than superpowers to be a hero...

Title:SMASH: Trial by Fire
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Melki

    It's hard to be a superhero when you're still in elementary school and not allowed out past eight on a school night. This was cute, but the story was not as strong as the artwork. ...

  • Liza Wiemer

    It's a WINNER! (Review, Q & A, and Giveaway on http://www.Whorublog.com - US only. Ends September 23rd, 11:59 P.M.)Love the "wimpy-MG-boy-turns-into-a-superhero-by-incredible-circumstances," reminisce...

  • Brianna

    Andrew accidentally ends up with his idols super powers and decides to make use of them. While trying to learn his limits he also has to evade his new archenemy Magus. What young boy doesn't wish for ...

  • Kristen

    SMASH Trial by Fire is a webcomic now finally available in a bound copy. I read a lot of graphic novels, but most of them do not involve superheroes if I'm being honest. I was looking forward to SMAS...

  • Chris

    A great character/story that young readers will both relate to and fantasize about, drawn appealingly and told well.Andrew is small for his age and picked on--or at least overlooked--by nearly everyon...

  • David Caldwell

    I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.Andrew Ryan is a typical 10 years old trying to survive 5th grade. His big concerns are homework, dealing with his older brother, and avoiding the class bully and ...

  • Rich Meyer

    I won a free black-and-white ARC of this book over on Booklikes and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was a quick read, and a good one. The story of a young boy who gets the chance to take ...

  • Jennie

    See my full review and author Chris A Bolton's guest post here. I loved this book! The action packed adventure of Andrew and his newfound powers are absolutely hilarious and keep you on the edge of yo...

  • Jason

    What I really like about this book is that it doesn't dumb down the material for the audience. This is a book clearly aimed at kids, but the writing, the plot, the dialogue, and the action are all wor...

  • Oliver

    It was awesome! There was a superhero called Defender, to save them from the bad guy, but he blew up in an explosion. Andrew got caught in it too. Then punches did not hurt very much, he could run sup...