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Who Is AC?: 06/13/17
Who Is AC? by Hope Larson and illustrated by Tintin Pantoja is about Lin, who while on a flight home is zapped by her cellphone and is given superpowers through it. While still trying to be a good teenager and observe curfew, she's pulled into a plot involving a super-villain using wifi for evil and a blogger who has decided to track her superhero self.
Like Heinz Doofenshmirtz, the villain here isn't out for world domination, just mayhem in his town. That keeps AC (Anonymous Coward as dubbed by the blogger) a local phenomena. Lin lives in a small town and her heroism will probably remain off the radar of the big cities. It's a nice change from having everything set in one of the big names like New York City, Chicago, San Francisco or fictional ones like Metropolis or Gotham.
Except for a confusing opening where Lin gets her powers, the story is quirky fun. It has similar appeal as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV series, more so than the film) or Kim Possible with the added bonus that Lin in biracial and trying to fit into an otherwise very white neighborhood.