Born with super irritable bowel syndrome, Alex McClendon uses his powers to protect the city of Utopia. And when he dons The Maniacal Smile suit, you can be sure that there'll be a splatter of action. Keeping Alex from just farting around with his powers are his ex-hero Uncle Rich and his lab assistant, the enigmatic E.V.I.L. Robot. But not everyone knows that Alex is the Maniacal Smile. His best friends Puffy and Nikki never seem to spend enough time with the ever-disappearing Alex. Teenage angst, girl problems, and city destroying threats are all a day in the life of THE MANIACAL SMILE!
After a summer of training, Alex is ready to show the city of Utopia that he has what it takes to be its protector as The Maniacal Smile! While preparing for the city hero tryouts, he stumbles across a new player in town with his own plans for Utopia. Will Alex be ready for the audition in time? Will he be able to stop this powerful new foe? Will he, for the love of all that’s decent, spray some air-freshener? This first-ever Maniacal Smile trade paperback includes the Guts of a Hero story, the sold-out negative one issue and the crossover issue with Twisted Pixel Games, guest starring Captain Smiley from the X-Box Live game, Comic Jumper.