Grounded Volume 1: Powerless (2006) After the parents of a comics nerd are outed as superheroes, he's sent to a magnet school for superteens — that's secretly run by villains.… 2006-08-19 Fiction Image
Book Review

Grounded Volume 1: Powerless (2006)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Aug 19, 2006; Writers: Paul Azaceta, Mark Sable; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Image

After the parents of a comics nerd are outed as superheroes, he's sent to a magnet school for superteens — that's secretly run by villains. There, he leads his classmates into battle, despite his lack of powers.

For Fans of...
The Faculty; Smallville.

Does It Deliver?
Deft inside jokes and the beauty of Azaceta's spare, thick lines can't compensate for muddled storytelling and a protagonist who's at once bratty and pious.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints