In Hero Years... I'm Dead is New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole's first Digital-Original novel.
Twenty years ago someone stole him away from Capital City. Having been released from captivity he returns to find everything changed. The great heroes of his day, men who could move planets or tear apart criminal syndicates, have all retired. A new breed of hero has sprung up to deal with a perplexingly new brand of villain. It's a world that makes no sense, and a world which, if he persists in playing the hero, will surely see him dead.
In Hero Years... I'm Dead mixes action, dark humor, satire and strong characters into a thrilling page-turner. It's superheroes facing challenges both in costume and out, battling a cunning enemy bent on destroying all they have worked so hard to preserve.
The Deluxe Edition includes a long essay that delves into the inspiration for and the process of writing the novel. It provides a rare opportunity to look at the process of a novel coming together and seeing electronic print.