EVER BOY by Lucas, Age 8

Ever Boy is a superhero with extraordinary powers: He can turn into-and do-nearly anything. On occasion, witnesses have seen him turn into the sun, the earth, and even villains. And you know what else he can turn into? It’s so bad, I can’t even tell you...

Ever Boy has no motto; he prefers to repeat his trademark stance (arms akimbo, looking off into the distance) right at the beginning of fights against bad guys. And that is not the only unusual thing about Ever Boy. Believe it or not, he cannot eat: Instead, he gets his energy from fighting. So, for example, when people hit him in the eye, he replies, “Thank you! That gives me more power!” Like many superheroes, Ever Boy has a life mission, which is to protect the earth from being exploded by the Bad Ever Boy and Bad Ever Girl. Working alongside his sidekick, Good Ever Girl, (Good) Ever Boy continues his struggle against his nemeses, all the while working from his headquarters in the sun. But no one ever sees him there, since they can’t look directly into the sun. The life of a superhero is often a challenge financially, but not for Ever Boy. He’s been known to morph into people with jobs (lots of them) and earns money by working. But you know what? Bad Ever Boy and Bad Ever Girl explode things like banks and take the money. That’s mean, right?

Little is known about Ever Boy’s origins. Legend has it he was once a boy named Ever, who had a magical dream, which was followed by another dream and another. Sooner or later, he turned into Ever Boy, protector of the earth. And here’s one creepy fact about our hero: One day, for reasons no one remembers, his heart turned evil. Even so, Ever Boy continues to do good things, continually fighting the good fight and protecting the earth from being exploded.

Artwork by Sophia Chang