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Adventures of Superhero Girl: 08/06/14

cover artIf you see the name Faith Erin Hicks on a graphic novel or comic, drop whatever else you're reading, and read her work. Anyway, that's my policy.

The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks is the story of a superhero who is trying to break free from her famous family of heroes and make a life for herself. It was originally published as a black and white webcomic, from 2010-2012. The book's artwork has been colorized.

Even when one is a superhero, it's still hard to establish oneself as a new adult. Shopping at thrift stores for superhero costumes, isn't going to make the showy impression people expect. Then there's the mundane problems too: bills, groceries, school, skeptical friends, and worse yet � pesky big brothers coming to help but just showing off!

It's a fun read and a refreshing one in contrast to the over sexualized portrayal of female superheroes in many mainstream comics. The fact that I have to qualify superhero with a gender speaks to the problem with the superhero genre.

Five stars

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