Local author Christine Van Horn has created a superhero character that lives in right in Plainfield. And his sister lives in Joliet (just like Van Horn).
Local author Christine Van Horn has created a superhero character that lives in right in Plainfield. And his sister lives in Joliet (just like Van Horn).

Who says superheroes must come from a land faraway.

Local author Christine Van Horn has created a superhero character that lives in right in Plainfield. And his sister lives in Joliet (just like Van Horn).

The first book, "Captain Character: The Adventure Begins" was published in 2019.

Van Horns second book, "Captain Character: The Legend," was published earlier this year. It's this second book I'll review in Tuesday's LocalLit newsletter.

Captain Character is actually Dr. Matthew Meleg, an accelerator physicist at a scientific research facility, who winds up with superhero powers when he’s accidentally zapped by one of his machines, according to the second book's prologue.

The Amazon description for the first book says, “He has the power to capture people's total attention, cause them to freeze in their tracks with his focus, and teach them the lessons they need to learn so that they change their actions and attitudes to turn from their negative ways. Captain Character comes on the scene at a time when his powers and abilities are needed.”

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