Touch of Power
Author: Erik Peterson
Format: Kindle Edition
Short story: A super-powered thief gets caught in the power struggle between superheroes and supervillians as one of the city's biggest baddies is brought down.
Originally appeared in The Gruff Variations, edited by Eric James Stone, a charity anthology featuring retellings of the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
"I'm a comic book fan. To be specific, a superhero comic book fan. Ironically, I read comics more for the words than for the pictures; and yet more ironically, I've seldom found prose superhero stories to be very compelling. (No, not even Wild Cards.) But Erik Peterson bucked the trend. This was a very nice superhero variation on the theme. I would like to know more about these characters." - Martin L Shoemaker