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The anthology features 13 short stories that approach superhero tropes from a different angle.


In Generation Wonder, a new anthology of thirteen prose short stories edited by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers, The Flash), superhero tropes are approached in unexpected ways by a lineup of incredible contributors. With a half-dozen New York Times bestselling authors, seven multiple award winners, and a founder of We Need Diverse Books, there’s no shortage of talent on this exciting collection. Each of the stories in the collection features an illustration by the Eisner Award-winning and NYT bestselling Colleen Doran.

Generation Wonder will be published by Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, and will arrive at your local bookstore and/or public library beginning next Tuesday, June 14th, 2022. But today at The Beat, you can read the first story, “Love to Hate” by Lamar Giles, below this article!

A Super Lineup

Here’s the list of contributors on Generation Wonder from the official press release:

  • Paul Levitz, writer (Legion of Super-heroes), editor (Batman), executive (former President & Publisher, DC Comics), and historian (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel)
  • Sarah MacLean, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of romance novels
  • Lamar Giles, WNDB founding member and acclaimed author of Fake ID, Endangered, Overturned, and Spin
  • Elizabeth Eulberg, international bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Club and Better Off Friends
  • Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series
  • Varian Johnson, acclaimed and award-winning author of The Parker Inheritance and Twins
  • Joseph Bruchac, enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation and acclaimed, award-winning author
  • Morgan Baden, author of The Hive and Daphne and Velma: The Dark Deception
  • Matthew Phillion, journalist, filmmaker, and author of The Indestructibles
  • Anna-Marie McLemore, acclaimed, award-winning author of The Weight of Feathers and When the Moon Was Ours
  • Sterling Gates, New York Times bestselling comic book creator and award-winning screenwriter and producer
  • Axie Oh, author of Rebel Seoul, Rogue Heart, XOXO, and The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

Generation Wonder

Will you be picking up a copy of Generation Wonder when it arrives at your local bookstore or public library next week? Have you had a chance to read “Love to Hate,” and if so, what did you think of it?

The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Give us a shout-out, here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat, and let us know what you’re thinking.

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