The Accidental Superheroine

Rating: Unrated
The Accidental Superheroine

If all the fiction genres were pasted into a Venn diagram, “romance” and “geekfest” would probably overlap very little. Here’s one place they do. Mira Verborgen, Very Serious Scientist with nowhere near enough love life, takes a position at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, and promptly finds a possibly suitable mate — if she can get his attention, which for the moment she can’t. But there are more important things to deal with, most notably their immediate supervisor, who is trapped with them inside the LHC when something goes terribly wrong. The three of them end up with the sort of superpowers even the Fantastic Four could envy. Unfortunately, the boss sees this as his opportunity to conquer the world, and Mira and her not-quite-boyfriend must see that it doesn’t happen. It’s good comic-book fun, without the distraction of all those pictures.