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!
Wheee! Got a new hamster wheel today. It is awesome! Totally gotta work on my sidekick muscles. You never know when I might have to lift up a car or something. Although, I guess, that'd be kinda hard since my arms don't go over my head. Okay, so maybe I won't be able to lift many cars, but if Captain Awesome ever needs to save the world by running really fast inside a giant wheel, you betcha I'm hamster sidekick for the job!
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!