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SMASH: Trial by Fire - Chris A. Bolton, Kyle Bolton
SMASH: Trial by Fire
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Whap! Thud! Crash! An action-packed graphic novel simultaneously spoofs and pays tribute to superhero lore while inspiring a new generation of crimefighters.Ka-boom! Clobbered by fallout from a blast that kills the local superhero, Defender, Andrew Ryan suddenly has super strength and speed! And... show more
Whap! Thud! Crash! An action-packed graphic novel simultaneously spoofs and pays tribute to superhero lore while inspiring a new generation of crimefighters.Ka-boom! Clobbered by fallout from a blast that kills the local superhero, Defender, Andrew Ryan suddenly has super strength and speed! And he can fly! Now it’s up to him to protect citizens from thieves, thugs, and fearsome villains. He dons a homemade costume to hide his true identity, and Smash is born! But fighting crime isn’t easy, especially when you’re in fifth grade. On top of evil robots and trigger-happy bank robbers, there’s homework, curfew, and the school bully to deal with. Not to mention the Magus, a fearsome villain who will stop at nothing to steal Smash’s superpowers for himself! Influenced by film, cartoons, and of course, classic comic books, this vivid escapade features a rib-tickling, high-energy storyline and the colorful, exaggerated figures of nostalgic comic-book art: a combo perfect for kids longing for a secret identity of their own.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763655969 (0763655961)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 146
Edition language: English
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Robert Zimmermann
Robert Zimmermann rated it
4.0 Review: Smash, by Chris A. Bolton
I don’t read many graphic novels, but I’m happen I took the chance with this one. I enjoyed the concept of having a ten year old character become a superhero. Most of the heroes of our modern mythology are in their late teens, at the youngest, and while that always brings with it real-life issues ...
Merry Meerkat Marginalia
Merry Meerkat Marginalia rated it
4.0 Smash: Trial By Fire
4 Stars Won via Booklikes First Impression: It’s an arc but in black and white so it’s kinda hard to give the art a review. In black and white it’s hard to tell what is what. There is an ad in the book that promises that the final copy will be in color. Really cute story about a little kid ...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
3.0
The first installment in the adventures of a 5th grade crime fighting superhero.
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