“I'm a huge comic book fan, and this tics most of the items on the checklist. The cliches are all there and welcomed, the villain is a genius and the heroes are heroic.
There are superman and batman clones and mentions of lots of others, all seem familiar somehow. There are the aliens and the cyborgs/robots, clones, zeta radiation mutants, genetic modifications, people using ancient Egyptian power artifacts and evil geniuses. I don't think anything is left out.
I love how everything just works - you get hit by radiation and you get super powers, and everyone is all about their origin story ("I can tell by the look on her face that she's going to tell me her origin story") and how all the key heroes and villains went to the same school and knew each other.
There seemed to be a few continuity errors, but the author sorted them all out by making certain characters into other characters and re-telling their origins so that it all worked out.
The villain, while supposedly super-genius, was regularly quite stupid, not just emotionally, although there was lots of that. For example - he escapes jail, rips open an ATM, rents a car and then instead of dropping it off, he leaves it in the woods somewhere, THEN, rents a cheap hotel and pays 6 months up front.
Nothing is going to attract attention like a rental car going missing or someone paying 6 months up front on a dive of a hotel. Still - this was minor and I forgive him.
My favorite part was when the two narrators (both first person, one was the evil genius villain and the other was a cyborg woman trying to join "The Champions", a super team) described the same event from each side. The perspectives were so different and what one person thought was vitally important, the other didn't even notice. That was probably the strongest part of the novel actually and I loved how Dr. Impossible could never remember the cyborg girl's name. :)