A Once Crowded Sky by King

When the heroes leave, who will save us?

A Once Crowded Sky
by Tom King
Touchstone
July 2012

The superheroes of Arcadia City fight a wonderful war, and play a wonderful game, forever saving yet another day. They have sacrificed Ultimate – the greatest hero of them all. This sacrifice cost Ultimate his life and stripped them of all their powers. These comic book characters have now been transferred from the marvelous to the mundane,

After too many battles and too many friends lost, The Soldier of Freedom is ready to hang it all up – letting go of the glory. However, this is not to be. A new disaster has struck from the sky. What or who is causing all the problems? Property is being destroyed – people are dying. It is time for the heroes to take action. Where is PenUltimate – the sidekick of Ultimate? He has become the most powerful person in the world. But PenUltimate doesn’t want to play the game anymore. He only wants to stay at home with his wife.

Without his amazing abilities, Soldier is forced to seek help from the others. All the old heroes come to the rescue – Devil Girl (DG), Strength, Prophetier, Star-Knight, Mashallah, Starry (Distant Sun), Sicko, Freedom Fighter and Runt. Without their powers, what can they do? They must rely on PenUltimate. They must force him to change his mind, defeat the enemy, and save yet another day.

The characters are like comic book characters – fiction – but yet like humans. The book is a little hard to follow. I didn’t particularly like the book, but those that are into comic book heroes will love it.


Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is an 80 year old avid reader reviews the newest in Christian fiction and non-fiction with a sprinkle of the secular on top..

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.