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Action Figures is a Superhero series by Michael C. Bailey about the adventures of five superpowered teens.

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It consists thus far of

  • Action Figures - Issue One: Secret Origins
  • Action Figures - Issue Two: Black Magic Women
  • Action Figures - Issue Three: Pasts Imperfect
  • Action Figures - Issue Four: Cruel Summer

Tropes featured in the series:

  • Bad Dreams: Carrie, of Manticore cutting off her hands.
  • Best Years of Your Life: Matt assures Carrie that one group consists of the people whom this will be true for.
  • Flight: one of Carrie's powers — the one that gives her away
  • Hidden Depths: When Carrie says her favorite sport is ice hockey, Matt observes she has this
  • Playing Possum: Carrie's escape from Manticore, the first time.
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  • Small Town Boredom: Carrie is aware of but doesn't believe in this.
  • Soft Water: Averted: Carrie hits the ocean after she's managed to brake, and it still hurts, though it doesn't kill her.
  • Superheroes Wear Tights: At least the flying ones, for aerodynamic reasons.
  • Telepath: Mindforce, Carrie.


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