About the Author
Mike Maihack is the creator of the Cleopatra in Space series. Book One: Target Practice won a Florida Book Award and was a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He is also the creator of the popular webcomic Cow & Buffalo and has contributed to books like Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman; Parable; Jim Henson's The Storyteller; Cow Boy; Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities; and Comic Book Tattoo. Mike lives with his wife, two sons, and Siamese cat in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Visit him online at mikemaihack.com.
Read an Excerpt
“CAPTAIN STUPENDOUS!” I yelled, swiveling my head and pointing up. There was a sharp whoosh overhead, followed by the sound of fabric whipping in the wind. A roar went up from the crowd.
“Time to take care of business, baby!” I yelled.
The robot turned and raised its fists as Stupendous flew straight at its chest.
“AH, THERE YOU ARE!” Professor Mayhem sounded insanely cheerful to see Stupendous.
“Game over, baby,” somebody in the crowd shouted. “Watch, it's gonna be over with one punch!”
Whoever said it was wrong, though, because the robot swung one big metal fist and hit Stupendous face-first with a loud CLANG. Stupendous flew sideways, spun around and crashed into the building across the street.
Just like that, everyone quit cheering. George, Max and I stood there with our mouths hanging open.
“What just happened?” George said.