Today, I’m participating in the tour for The Supervillain and Me. Danielle stopped by by blog to tell us about her favorite superheroes! Read on to see her favorites!
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas
Series: Morriston Superheroes #1
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: July 10th 2018
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Young Adult
As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well… super.
Never trust a guy in spandex.
In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees―they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind.
That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life.
After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black.
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes.
Guest Post from Danielle Banas
So if you can’t tell by the title of my book The Supervillain and Me, I kind of… maybe… like superheroes. A lot.
A lot, a lot.
Whenever I get asked who my favorite is, my go-to answer is always Spider-Man. Peter Parker is the kind of nerdy, relatable, witty hero that I find absolutely irresistible. Long story short, he just keeps adding all kinds of fuel to my superhero obsession. The Spider-Man films were the first superhero films I ever saw as a kid, Tom Holland = life, and as if that wasn’t enough, I also have a long-standing love affair with the Spider-Man who poses for pictures at Universal Orlando Resort. He even proposed to me last year (there’s photo proof on my Instagram for all you naysayers out there). 😉
But because of my deep, passionate love for Spider-Man, it’s very rare that I talk about my second favorite hero – The Flash.
The first comic book I ever read was one of my dad’s Flash comics called Captain Cold’s Polar Perils, which came out in 1965. Coincidentally, it was the first comic book he ever bought as a kid. Basically everyone in my family is a Flash fan. We marathoned the first season of the CW show shortly after I finished the first draft of The Supervillain and Me, so there’s always been a certain amount of nostalgia surrounding that series for me. Just like Peter Parker, Barry Allen is an adorkable little cinnamon roll (seriously, guys, geeky heroes are my kryptonite), not to mention that the supporting cast is full of some of my favorite characters ever. Caitlin is an absolute badass, don’t even get me started on my love for every version of Wells that Tom Cavanagh plays, and Cisco… oh dear lord, Cisco. All of the pop culture references and puns he makes on the show make me wish I could be his best friend. I think that’s part of the reason why I love The Flash so much. Their brand of humor is so similar to my own, and it’s something that I tried to incorporate into my book as much as I could. I love a perfectly executed Dad Joke, just saying.
Now before I end my giant fangirling rant, I’d like to bring up one more superhero that I have a deep connection to – deeper than my love affair with Spider-Man or cinnamon roll Barry Allen, more intense than the puns Cisco says that leave me in stitches…
I sort of know Batman.
Well, not really. But hear me out. Michael Keaton (aka Batman numero uno) and I are from the same town, and my dad actually grew up in the house that Michael Keaton’s parents used to own. My dad knows his niece, and my uncle went to school with some of Michael Keaton’s brothers, so in a very weird way I’ve grown to think of him as this long lost uncle that none of us have ever actually met. And that sounds a lot weirder when I’m typing it instead of just saying it in my head, but that’s okay because I still feel like I have this weird Michael Keaton/Batman connection. Maybe I was always destined to write a book about superheroes. And that’s fine and dandy by me.
(All right. My giant fangirling rant is finally over. Sorry ‘bout that.) ♥
(Thanks, Danielle! I love Tom Holland and The Flash too. And Cisco is the best! I have a hometown connection too, but it’s too a supervillain!! Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars trilogy, is from my hometown and went to the same high school as my dad 🙂 -Amber)
About the Author:
Danielle Banas, a Pittsburgh native, earned a degree in communication from Robert Morris University. After years spent dreaming up characters instead of paying attention in class, Danielle joined the storytelling platform Wattpad, where her work has received millions of views online. When she isn’t writing, she can be found loudly singing show tunes, spouting off Walt Disney World trivia, and snuggling with her puppy. THE SUPERVILLAIN AND ME is her debut novel.
Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @daniellebanas