Young superheroes Dante, Selena, Lance, Manny, and Kate have pledged to refrain from using their superpowers until they are legal adults, but perilous situations arise that call for their immediate action. When faced with the challenge to contain rogue forces, save innocent bystanders, and learn more about the mysterious Traveler, the five friends embark on a series of missions together — all under the radar of their parents and teachers.
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About the Stories
"Mission One: Rogue — Part One"
After years of minimal contact with his Violet Crown cohorts, Lance receives a mysterious text asking for help — written by one of the least-connected members of the community. What he decides will shape the next chapter of their lives.
"Mission One: Rogue — Part Two"
As Lance begins to gather the friends together, their understanding of the problem grows. Not just one, but four in their community have mysteriously lost their powers. Could one person be systematically attacking them?
"Mission One: Rogue — Part Three"
With the friends reunited, their next steps become clear: they must find the attacker and stop them. But first they need to decide what to do about their promise to refrain from using their superpowers. Does this situation warrant a reversal of that commitment?
"Mission Two: The Greatest Hero — Part One"
Jolee Bhatia has some history with members of the Violet Crown — history that left some significant wounds. After believing that her connection to those friends was permanently severed, she receives a mysterious phone call that makes her think otherwise.
"Mission Two: The Greatest Hero — Part Two"
A remnant of the Violet Crown is working on picking up the thread of their previous challenge: understanding the significance of “The Traveler.” Just when morale begins to droop, a clue is uncovered and the quest is begun.
"Mission Two: The Greatest Hero — Part Three"
Representatives from the Violet Crown seek out Jolee Bhatia in a deserted gymnasium. Amidst other surprises, Lance finds himself in an unexpected battle of existential meaning — is he truly on the right side?
"Mission Three: The Traveler — Part One"
In this installment of our superhero collection, we catch an inside glimpse of the background of the mysterious Traveler who has been wreaking havoc within the Violet Crown. When a boy grows up excelling at every endeavor, life seems pretty terrific — until a mysteriously perceptive school counselor unearths his darkest fear.
"Mission Three: The Traveler — Part Two"
The Traveler’s rigorous training with the Violet Crown is cut short when tragedy strikes his community. Does this loss mean a deepening of ties, or is it the evidence of betrayal?
"Mission Three: The Traveler — Part Three"
With the help of a fellow skateboarder, Lance explores his deepest feelings around his friendships and is ultimately presented with a defining choice for his future. Which choice will lead him onto the truest path?
"Mission Four: Hero's Journey — Part One"
As Lance gets to know his new Hero friends, he begins to discover a true sense of belonging. But in an assembly of all Heroes, the Traveler presents Lance with a decision that will change the course of the future.
"Mission Four: Hero's Journey — Part Two"
A meeting of the minds at Nerd Heaven reveals the next step needed to stop the Traveler — and it requires the cooperation of Lance. Luckily, they’ve spotted him with their help of a malfunctioning drone. But the real question remains: can Dante and his team win their friend back to their side?
"Mission Four: Hero's Journey — Part Three"
The moment of truth arrives when Lance returns to Nerd Heaven for a meeting with Dante and company. Will he align himself with the gods? Or will he retain his allegiance to the Heroes? His decision will make all the difference.
"Mission Five: Over and Over Again — Part One"
Lance, poised to attack his old friends Dante, Selena, and Manny, unexpectedly encounters the peculiar Pan at an awkward moment. Sent to investigate the situation, Lance discovers that not all reality is exactly as he believed it to be — including his understanding of himself.
"Mission Five: Over and Over Again — Part Two"
As Pan takes Lance and Kate on a surreal adventure, they begin to question the purpose of their superpowers and explore a new possibility. Could it be that the best way to be super … is to just play?
"Mission Five: Over and Over Again — Part Three"
Back at the train depot, Lance and Kate discover a true battle being waged between Gods, Titans, and Monsters. But with their newfound perspective, they turn the tide toward an end that brings delight, rather than destruction.
"Mission Five: Over and Over Again — Part Four"
Lance and his friends unexpectedly find themselves in a familiar location with Lizzie, one of their favorite teachers. As they discuss what it really means to be a superhero, the friends free themselves to live with joy and care for others — ultimately uncovering their truest nature.
"Mission Five: Over and Over Again — Epilogue"
Years later, a new cohort of students begins their superhero journey under the care of some wise and familiar faces.