Jet, the darling good girl of the city, uses her shadow-power to battle the forces of evil. But her shadows also mask the fierce demons that only she, her mentor, and her former best friend - and now arch-nemesis - know about.
Iridium is that former best friend: able to wield the power of light, she trained as a hero only to become one of the most infamous villains in the city - for what she feels are truly heroic reasons.
Alternating between the present-day threat and their past exploits as friends, and later rivals, at the Superhero Academy, the novel brings these two women to vivid life, portraying the complexities of being a true hero in a world determined to categorise you in a neat box of good or evil - black or white.
About the Authors
Jackie Kessler lives in Upstate New York with her husband, two children, two cats, and about 9,000 comics.
Caitlin Kittredge lives in Washington and is the proud owner of an English degree, two cats, a morbid imagination, a taste for black clothing, punk rock, and comic books.
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Comments about Black and White:
With comic book characters gracing the movie screens from the Marvel and DC universes this is a great read for a different take on the superhero genre.
Sure there are skintight suits, superpowers and the fitting names but Black and White looks at super heroes from a business perspective.
Black and White is the story of a hero and a villian, told from the perspective of both. However in a world where super heroes are a brand, press releases and photo ops come before justice the lines between good and evil are blurred. Which is right and which is wrong, it just simply isn't black and white.
A great read for any fan of the superhero genre or anyone looking for an escape.
I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the sequel.
Series: Icarus Project
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 21st January 2010
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.1 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.245