This Novel Might Have the Most Neurotic Superhero Origin Story EverEvan Narcisse6/07/13 12:30pmFiled to: BooksLeague of SomebodiesPanel DiscussionSamuel Sattin103EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Superheroes don't start out super. It's a hoary trope that's a key part of every adventurer's origin story. Superheroes don't have to be penciled onto the printed page, either. In the right hands, words alone can make the powers and responsibilities of a gifted protector come to life in a mind of a reader. League of Somebodies is a new novel that does just that, starting off with a trial by fire that's abusive, stomach-churning and darkly funny. Read the first chapter and see for yourself. In the opening chunk of the debut novel from Samuel Sattin—who's contributed to Kotaku before here and here—Lenard Sikophsky's dad puts him mortal danger and berates him while the kid runs for his life.