Reviews and Blog Posts: Superheroes

Black Widow. Volume 1, The finely woven thread

by Nathan Edmondson

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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...

Superhero Summer!

Summer is a time for playing outside, relaxing, and watching the latest summer blockbuster at your local cinema.

A bonus for this year: 3 superhero movies! The Avengers was amazing, and while I haven’t gotten a chance to see the new Spiderman yet, it sounds like it’s pretty good as well. Last but not least? The new Batman movie, of course! Even though Bane (the villian) looks more like Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me (or maybe Hayden Christiansen’s Darth Vader wearing headgear?), I’ll still give it a whirl.

My Favorite Show: The Cape

The Cape

Only 3 episodes have aired of the new show The Cape, but I am already hooked. If you've missed it, don't despair, you can watch full episodes online for free. Wrongly accused and presumed dead, Vince Farraday finds refuge within a circus of thieves who teach him an odd assortment of skills. He earns The Cape - a hooded cloak with stunning properties.

Very much rooted in the superhero genre, it has the flair of the early seasons of Heroes, the action of the BBC show Robin Hood and is blended with the humor of Firefly.

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