When STAN KIRBY was six years old, he tied a beach towel around his neck and became Super Commander Beach Boy. He tried his best to protect sand castles from the waves, keep seagulls away from his french fries, and keep the beach clean. When Stan’s not creating the awesome adventures of Captain Awesome, he loves reading comic books, eating okra, and hang gliding (but not at the same time).
GEORGE O’CONNOR’S cover - as a mild-mannered clerk in one of Gotham’s most beloved children’s bookstores - was completely blown when his first picture book, KAPOW!, exploded onto the scene. Forced to leave the bookselling world behind, he now spends even more time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout - where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!
Eight year-old Eugene McGillicudy is on a mission to protect the universe from a comical, quirky cast of “bad guys” like Queen StinkyPants, Dr. Spinach and Mister Drools. Luckily, his superhero alter-ego is none other than Captain Awesome!
Choosing the right sidekick name is very important. When your hero rushes into battle, the first thing he or she says to the villain is something like, “You’ll never get away with your fiendish plan!” or “Not if I can help it…and help it I can!” But the second thing the hero will shout is the sidekick’s name, which would be totally embarrassing if it was something like Banana Face. “Let’s get him, Banana Face!” See? Lame. That’s why my sidekick name is something cool like “Turbo.” Yeah, it’s also my real name, but when you’ve got a name as awesome as Turbo, why use anything else?
Don’t call yourself Banana Face!
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