Book Review: The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

The Adventures of Superhero Girl

The Adventures of Superhero Girl is a collection of quite a few comic shorts featuring “Superhero Girl” and her adventures in a small town with very little crime, all while dealing with her immensely popular brother, Kevin, paying the bills, keeping her identity secret, and all of the other challenges of being a superhero. We’re introduced to SHG saving a cat from a tree, searching for an arch-nemesis, and being tormented by a young man claiming that she can’t be a real superhero because she’s not following all of the rules.

Each of the shorts stands on its own, but does fit well in the context of the book. We get to join SHG as she grows, meets new people, takes on villains, fights ninjas, and handles various crises around her outfit. Even better, we get to meet Kevin, SHG’s cool brother who is adored by everyone. Of course, he is resented by SHG because he gets all of the attention when she has to fight villains like the Marshmallow Menace.

My Thoughts: I don’t want to go into a lot of detail about the content. I loved following the adventures of Superhero Girl as she dealt with crime-fighting, but also with all of the details that you don’t tend to associate with superheroes. The art was very appropriate to the genre, and the colors worked very well. I was tickled by several of the strips following the normal life of our heroine. If you like superhero comics and have a sense of humor, definitely give this one a read. It’s well worth the time. Even better, this content is appropriate for kids, which means you can share it with your little ones without worrying about excessive violence or other inappropriate content. (Of course, read through it first to make that decision.)

Disclaimer: I was provided with a preview copy of this book with no expectations on the part of the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by anyone else.

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