The last superhero was killed in Carbon City ten years ago when the League of supervillains took over. Nine-year-old Harry Spade learned fast that if you don't watch your back, you end up flat on it. Ten years later, Harry spends his days at the university. Life isn't so bad--he hasn't been mugged in thirty-two days. But everything changes when he develops the mother of all migraines and a head full of voices. Harry soon discovers he can twist those voices and control other peoples' minds. With his newfound power, he must make a decision: escape the city that killed his parents or become a superhero and take on a legion of supervillains alone. And Harry Spade had never been very good at running.