SUPERHERO ABC by Bob McLeod

SUPERHERO ABC

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Veteran comic-book artist McLeod presents an alphabetical gallery of newly minted superheroes—from Astro-Man, who is “Always Alert for An Alien Attack” to the Zinger, Zanily Zigzagging through the Zero Zone. A can-do crew of hunky men and buxom women (plus the occasional animal or alien) properly decked out in loudly colored, form-fitting spandex, these crime-fighters bring a range of outrageous abilities to their work. Bubble Man, for instance, “Blows Big Bubbles at Bullies,” while Rain Man “Rains on Random Robbers,” Goo Girl “shoots Great Gobs of [green] Goo at Gangsters,” and, grossest of all, Volcano Man—well, let’s not go there. This frothy mix of laughs, giggles and expertly drawn, melodramatically posed Good Guys zeroes in on its target audience with superhuman accuracy and action. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-06-074514-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2005




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