Sometimes the things you'll find on a bookshelves of your local book store can be quite unusual and downright weird. Consider the following super-hero themed series of books on Windows products by O'Reilly.
I guess the non super-hero books are for 'professionals'. It would be rather difficult to be consulting one of these 'action books' as reference material during work or school time and not have people/boss/management think "What the hell? Is he reading comics during work/class