By Barry Lyga

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545196499, 180pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010


Critically acclaimed YA author Barry Lyga makes his Scholastic middle-grade debut with a superhero story turned on its head.

Kyle Camden knows exactly where he was the night Mighty Mike arrived: sneaking around the fallow field behind Bouring Middle School, preparing one of his most ingenious pranks yet.

Which is why he couldn't tell anyone where he was. Or what he saw.

Those lights everyone saw in the sky weren't tiny meteors burning up in the atmosphere. They were some kind of strange, supercooled plasma that bathed the entire field - including Kyle - in alien energies.

About the Author
Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including "The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, " and "Hero-Type "for HMH, "Wolverine: Worst Day Ever" for Marvel Books, and "Archvillian" for Scholastic"." He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at