Reviews and Blog Posts: Superheroes

Leaving Megalopolis. Volume 1

by Gail Simone

Reviewer Rating:
4

Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this isn't your typical superhero book. Megalopolis used to be the safest city on earth, due to the presence of a great number of superheroes. A mysterious event has occurred, turning the former heroes into crazed killers. We see hints at the investigation into the event,...

TV and Comics--A Great Combination

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You've probably noticed that many new and returning television series have their roots in the comic book world. Whether the shows are strictly based on certain titles (most aren't) or inspired by characters and worlds originally created by comics writers and artists, you can enrich your viewing experience by delving into the backstory of your new favorite hero or antihero.

Here's a list of some TV to comics ties and suggestions for reading to get you started:

Black Widow. Volume 1, The finely woven thread

by Nathan Edmondson

Reviewer Rating:
4

What is Natasha Romanov doing when she's not out saving the world with the Avengers or using her unique talents in service to S.H.E.I.L.D.? She'd probably rather you not know. She's private like that. But here we get to follow her exploits in trying to atone for her past as...

The Superhero Training Academy on Saturday, June 21

Extraordinary Warren, A Super Chicken book cover

We’re super excited about Comic Con! So we decided to hold a Superhero Training Academy at the Children’s Library on Saturday, June 21 starting at 10:30 a.m.

Seven superhero skill tests will be ready and waiting for young superheroes to complete. Complete them all for an official superhero certificate!

Does your young superhero prefer to wear a cape? Can they cross a fiery pit of lava? Are they super duper strong? Sounds like they’re a great candidate for the Superhero Training Academy!

Captain Marvel. [Vol. 1], In pursuit of flight

by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Reviewer Rating:
4

I'll admit, I hadn't heard of Captain Marvel until last year's Denver Comic Con, so I was intrigued by this collection. While I enjoyed the stories contained in In Pursuit of Flight, I REALLY appreciated the 4-page rundown of the history of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers included at the end of...

Mara

by Brian Wood

Reviewer Rating:
4

Mara is a volleyball superstar in a near future world where sports heroes revered even more than they are now. Everyone knows her name, her stats, her face (and her sponsors). When she starts to show more than human abilities, everyone turns on her--is she cheating, deceiving the world? Pulled...

The flying beaver brothers and the mud-slinging moles

by Maxwell Eaton

Reviewer Rating:
4

What a funny book! Who thought a couple of beavers could be super heroes solving dastardly crimes? When trees and houses start disappearing into the earth leaving behind giant squelches of mud, it's up to the beaver brothers to figure out just what is happening and stop it. I can't...

Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures

by Kate DiCamillo

Reviewer Rating:
5

One of the best kids books of 2013! Many of you may know author, Kate DiCamillo from some of her earlier (and still popular) books like Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux. You're sure to love this book as well. Poor Flora. Her mom and dad...

Hawkeye. Little hits

by Matt Fraction

Reviewer Rating:
4

What do you do while you’re waiting for the next episode of Agents of SHIELD? The next Thor movie isn’t out yet? I have to wait till 2015 for the next Avengers movie? Read graphic novels of your favorite Superheroes while you wait from your local library.

The master archer, Hawkeye...

Watchmen

by Alan Moore

Reviewer Rating:
3

Graphic novels are not among my usual reading choices.  So, as part of the reading challenge, I thought I'd try a "classic" graphic novel.  Watchmen was fairly interesting - written/drawn so that the main characters were distinct enough to keep track of,  fascinating interweaving of multiple story lines and twists...

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