Toby, Pete, Lorna, and Emily are just average kids — until they stumble upon a Web site called Hero.com and download powers that turn them into superheroes. At first, flying, teleporting, and shooting lasers from their eyes seems like nothing but fun. But when the supervillain Doc Tempest kidnaps Toby and Lorna’s mom, things take a darker turn.
Now the heroes must band together and use their new skills — from super-strength to invisibility — to rescue their mom, fight evil, and try to save the world from destruction.
Of course, little do they know that Villain.net is out there too, recruiting teens for the other side...
Andy Briggs (born 1972) is a British author and screenwriter. He created the Hero.com series and the Villain.net anti-series for Oxford University Publishing, which have now been published around the world. A television movie is currently in development.
Briggs career began as an uncredited writer working on story development for Highlander: The Series in 1991. Since then he has worked alone and with brother Peter Briggs on a number of projects, including the Stan Lee and Robert Evans Paramount Pictures project Foreverman. More recent television work has included story development for the Sci-Fi Channel, BKN Kids and Disney XD.
In the mid-2000s he did some writing for comics, and began to develop his Hero.com/Villain.net series of young adult novels. This led to new series of young adult Tarzan novels.