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Death of a Superhero

(2005)
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Inspired by real events, Death of a Superhero is an original fusion of novel, comic book and film script. Donald Delpe is a troubled teenager. Not only is he a 'terrible teen' by default, as obsessed with sex, music and drugs as the rest of his gang, but he is also suffering from a life-threatening form of leukemia, which makes him an even more difficult boy, both for his parents and his teachers. Escaping into his own comic-book realm of immortal superheroes, ruthless villains and sex-crazed vamps, he repeatedly dashes his family's hopes by refusing to fight the battles facing him in the real world. As famous psychologist Dr. King is brought in to help, a glimmer of hope is rekindled. But will the doctor break the rules, betray the parents' trust and risk everything to help Donald achieve his greatest wish? Or will Donald be the one to save the doctor?

Genre: Science Fiction

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April 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Death of a Superhero
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-84688-003-3 / 978-1-84688-003-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Superhero
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-84688-287-7 / 978-1-84688-287-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Superhero
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-84688-023-8 / 978-1-84688-023-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Death of a Superhero
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-84688-043-2 / 978-1-84688-043-8 (UK edition)
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2005 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: Death of a Superhero
Author(s): Anthony McCarten
ISBN: 1-86941-696-1 / 978-1-86941-696-6 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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