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The Adventures of Superhero Girl

Hicks, Faith Erin (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Adventures of Superhero Girl
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"What if you could leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you bought your capes at secondhand stores, struggled to make rent, and had a weakness for kittens, and a snarky comment from Skeptical Guy could ruin a whole afternoon? Faith Erin Hicks brings ... sharp, charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world"--Back cover.
Authors: Hicks, Faith Erin
Title: The adventures of Superhero Girl
Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 106 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,18 x 27 cm.
Summary: "What if you could leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you bought your capes at secondhand stores, struggled to make rent, and had a weakness for kittens, and a snarky comment from Skeptical Guy could ruin a whole afternoon? Faith Erin Hicks brings ... sharp, charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world"--Back cover.
Additional Contributors: Peter, Cris
ISBN: 1616550848
9781616550844
Statement of Responsibility: written and drawn by Faith Erin Hicks ; colors by Cris Peter ; introduction by Kurt Busiek
Subject Headings: Comic books, strips, etc. Canada. Canadian wit and humor, Pictorial. Women superheroes Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Humorous stories.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Topical Term: Comic books, strips, etc.
Canadian wit and humor, Pictorial.
Women superheroes
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May 27, 2014
  • SpookyKid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book very much.

Apr 24, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Superhero girl is a real superhero. She just doesn't look like one and has everyday problems to contend with too - like paying her rent and finding some way to make money to support her superheroing. This was a fun little book styled in homage to the old style of comics while not conforming to many of them. Each strip stands on its own, so there's no real plot per say, but it's great fun

Feb 21, 2014
  • forbesrachel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's not easy being a superhero. With no archenemies, annoying civilians, and life's crises plaguing her, Superhero Girl struggles to be the hero she wishes to be, and she has plenty to say about this with her laughter inducing sarcasm and wit. Hicks clearly displays her knowledge of comic lore and traits in what is a terribly funny look at the superhero genre. Her use of the comic strip format, ben-day dots, and references to popular heroes, both harkens back, and pays homage to the golden age of comics. She even gives a nod to her own Canadian roots, and the particular difficulties of being a hero in a country devoid of supervillains. Due to the format choice, there is no linear plot, but each segment does add up in order to give a clear picture of Superhero Girl's life. She may have special powers, but she is not treated specially. In fact, she is more normal than super. She has a roommate, money problems, and all the same personal issues that most people have. More time is spent on these than on her heroic deeds. Comic books tend to focus on the superhero persona, with the real person acting more like the disguise. In this case though, Superhero Girl takes a different approach. Her heroic duties and needs actually intrude upon her everyday reality. This includes ninjas that appear from nowhere. With plenty of random occurrences, this girl's life is never dull.

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May 05, 2014
  • Keep_On_Rockin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 27, 2014
  • SpookyKid rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I... l came into the store to get marshmallows for my morning cup of hot chocolate and they told me all the marshmallows had been stolen" (page 52. I think I laughed a little to much when I read this.)

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