Most of us have grown up by watching superheroes such as Spiderman, Batman, and more. Some of us are still obsessed with superheroes. And if you are someone who lately got fascinated by superheroes and their powers this read is for you. This article presents 10 novels for those who like superheroes. These books do not present superheroes such as the ones created by the DC and Marvel merchandise, so this is very interesting for those who want to read something other than that. Here is a list of 10 novels for superhero fans.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon

10 Novels for Superhero Fans - The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
10 Novels for Superhero Fans – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

A young Jewish artist named Joe Kavalier is skilled with the art of Houdini. He managed to smuggle himself out of Nazi, then occupied Prague and settled in NYC. Sammy Clay, his cousin from Brooklyn is looking for someone to create a comic book based on heroes. With a thrilling style, the author managed to portray a memorable story about American possibility.

Maus – Art Spiegelman

Novels for Those Who like Superheroes - Maus – Art Spiegelman
Novels for Those Who like Superheroes – Maus – Art Spiegelman

The true tale of Vladek Spiegelman and the incidents he experienced during World War II. This survivor tale was told by Artie, his son. He also recorded his experience as the son of a war survivor. The themes of Maus include holocaust, grief, death, independence, religion, identity, and more.

Dreadnought – April Daniels

10 Novels for Superhero Fans - Dreadnought – April Daniels
10 Novels for Superhero Fans – Dreadnought – April Daniels

Danny never wanted to disclose to anyone that she is transgender, that s until Dreadnought fell from the sky and died in front of Danny. Before his death, he gave a mantle to her which transformed Danny into the person she always thought she would be. Now Danny has nothing to conceal from the world, she is a girl. She thought she would be happy, but now she is struggling more than ever – her father is obsessed with curing her girlhood, her superhero pals arguing regarding her rank, her best friend acting entitled to date her, and more. Now Danny has to master her power, sort the turmoil of coming out and stop Utopia, the murder of Dreadnought to protect humanity from extinction.

Renegades – Marissa Meyer

Renegades – Marissa Meyer
Novels for Those Who like Superheroes – Renegades – Marissa Meyer

The Renegades are an association of genius. They are humans with astonishing capacities who rose from the wrecks of a disintegrating society and set up peace and order where turmoil reigned. Nova has a cause to hate Renegades and she is on a revenge operation.

Villains Rule – M. K. Gibson

10 Novels for Superhero Fans - Villains Rule – M. K. Gibson
10 Novels for Superhero Fans – Villains Rule – M. K. Gibson

It is a villain’s tale but with the genre of comedy, fantasy, and action. Unlike the usual, this story is about a villain playing the protagonist. Jackson Blackwell, the Shadow Master had to utilize his intellect and wit to ruin the flaws, rules, and undermine the authority to get triumph over the day.

Wild Cards – George R. R. Martin

Wild Cards – George R. R. Martin
Novels for Those Who like Superheroes – Wild Cards – George R. R. Martin

This is a series that contains superheroes created by forty authors, edited by George Martin. This story is set in the United States during the post World War II. It follows people who contracted an alien virus named Wild Card Virus that rewrites mutate survivors and DNA. The people who get bad physical condition are named Jokers and the ones who get stronger and have superhuman powers are called Aces and people who get minor powers and are not capable of being Aces are called Deuces.

Confessions of a D-List Supervillain – Jim Bernheimer

10 Novels for Superhero Fans - Confessions of a D-List Supervillain
10 Novels for Superhero Fans – Confessions of a D-List Supervillain

This story is a blend of super villains, aliens, and shockingly, Greek gods. Calvin abducts Aphrodite and on the other hand, tries to work out the alien shenanigans that were happening. In the meantime, we will get to know more about Cal and his past and how he is not as evil as other supervillains.

Forging Hephaestus – Drew Hayes

Novels for Those Who like Superheroes - Forging Hephaestus
Novels for Those Who like Superheroes – Forging Hephaestus

This story focuses on an intelligent, open-minded, and stubborn person named Tori Rivas. She has her powers but she does not utilize them in the daylight, she is just working as a small-time robber which helps her with her tech projects. But during her last heist into the locker of the Guild of Villains, she gets caught with the offer of proving that she deserves to be one of them or DIE!

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain – Richard Roberts

10 Novels for Superhero Fans - Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain
10 Novels for Superhero Fans – Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain

Even though she is studying in middle school Penelope Akk is clear about what is good and what is evil. She has superhero parents and two superhero best friends. She wants to be one too, her life is filled with gadgets even the ones she does not understand. But after getting labeled as a villain, Penny has to clear all the dangerous things that were coming towards her before her parents find out; things such as alien war drones, bottles of dragon blood, and more.

Soon I Will Be Invincible – Austin Grossman

Soon I Will Be Invincible
Novels for Those Who like Superheroes – Soon I Will Be Invincible

A book that beginners and 90s comic fans would love for their revisit. Fatale joins the world’s most famous super-team, the Champions. She is built to be the ace of the next generation of warfare. In the team, she is filling the space of a former member. The team is struggling with a wounded past and trying their best to appear with their best in front of unimaginable evil.

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