The Accidental Hero is the first book in the Jack Blank Adventures trilogy. The book follows Jack Blank and all of his friends on a journey about superheroes through an unknown world known as the Imagine Nation.


"For Rebecca, who said 'Maybe you're a novelist'."


"Jack Blank doesn't know who he is or where he comes from. He doesn't even know his real last name. All Jack knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby's Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost.

Everything changes when Jack receives two visitors. The first is a deadly robot, straight out of one of Jack's favorite comic books, that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate-including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability-one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation, or the biggest threat they've ever faced.

Matt Myklusch's debut novel is bursting with robot-zombies, warriors, superheroes, ninjas, and all the action, adventure, thrills, and humor they bring."



  • The original edition of the first book had a different cover of Jack arriving to the Imagine Nation, as well as a different title: Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation.