Comic Review 206 // DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless by Amy Wolfram

When your kids say they are interested in Superheroes, you embrace, inspire and get reading them some funny comics from the library. Up first is the DC Super Hero Girls; not sure if this is part of a series or not, but let's jump in.

Title: DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless

Author: Amy Wolfram

Artist: Agnes Garbowska

Blurb: The DC Super Hero Girls learn what it's like to be POWERLESS in the second original graphic novel based on the hit new Cartoon Network series.

When the electric grid and cloud computing get knocked out on the same night, the Metropolis High Hamsters aren't quite sure how to deal...with a cafeteria that only accepts CASH?! And some girls are more affected than others--Batgirl barely makes it to school without her smartphone, but Green Lantern is mostly determined to keep her friends safe. Speaking of which, has anyone seen Bumblebee?

With half the team out of commission, how will the girls find the source of the problem and fix it before Sweet Justice runs out of non-frozen desserts?!

DC Super Hero Girls: Powerless continues to develop the relationships forged throughout the beloved DC Super Hero Girls series. This story is perfect for ages 6-10 and a great entry point into the DC Universe and graphic novels.

Details: 144 pages, Paperback

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First up, this is designed for a 6-10 year age group (which I am well past), and my kids haven't reached it. So some things had to be explained; if reading to your child, I would recommend reading first to see any possible issues or talking points.

The plot was actually quite good. The overall mystery is where/who has taken power. In this tale (which we discovered is in a series), Batgirl takes the lead. This was a clever choice, as this superhero is at a loss without her gadgets. And the story becomes one of growth and realizing your inner strengths and that sometimes you must rely on others for help. A very wholesome plot in a kid's book; I like this.

We also get a lot of characters in this book which was the point of me picking it. I could highlight and show off a great cast of heroes, including Batgirl, Bumblebee, Green Lantern, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna. All are unique and different, allowing the kids to pick their favourites for the rest of the day with little to no arguments.

The artwork is highly cartoony and not for me. But it works well for kids with its bright, colourful imagery. Pairing well with an easy-to-read story. As a dyslexic reader, I found this easy to read, so when it comes, I am sure my kids will enjoy reading the adventure for themselves.

Overall a good for kids to read. Well worth the evening reading to them and then googling the characters to learn more. I believe I have them fixed on Superheroes now, so mission accomplished.

What stories do you enjoy reading to your kids? Drop me a comment, as I would love to know.

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