Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

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The Adventures of Superhero Girl 
by Faith Erin Hicks
112 pages
NetGalley- Diamond Book Distributors
Graphic Novel
Feburary 2013

Book Jacket Summary
What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores, and have a weakness for kittens, and a snarky comment from Skeptical Guy can ruin a whole afternoon? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings her skills in character design and sharp, charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, superhero battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.

My Thoughts
Oh Faith Erin Hicks how I love you! You have become my favorite graphic novelist and this one sealed the deal! This is a story about the daily life of a female superhero named Superhero Girl. The first few panels have her dealing with ever day life, like shrinking her cape, having to get a new one, and forgetting to take off her mask in her down time. The story continues with her fighting crime, ninjas, and giant alien octopi. I was giggling throughout this comic and I love Hicks' art style.
There is more to this than a hero parody because Superhero Girl also lives in the shadow of her more successful brother. She is trying to find her own identity and carve out a city of her own. There is also some roommate drama because she cannot afford an apartment on her own. Apparently being an unmarketed superhero does not pay well.
I would highly recommend this one to those of you who like graphic novels and like a strong heroine in your comics. You can check it out online at but I recommend buying the book so you can flip through it time and time again!

Book Pairings
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