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review 2017-06-09 00:35
Flat characters and no logic
DC Super Hero Girls FCBD 2017 Special Edition (2017-) #1 - Shea Fontana,Monica Kubina,Yancey Labat

Why are Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy in a superhero school?  I don't know.   Some villains are still villains and some aren't.   Harley Quinn in particular seems an... odd choice.  Popular, yes, but it just seems odd to include her, especially since they defang her completely.   She's the class clown, smart, but doesn't seem to have a mean bone in her body.   Poison Ivy will do anything to protect her plants, but doesn't seem to hate humanity at all. 

 

Why?

 

And the characters all seem flat, and furthermore nothing like they really are.   This is a cute story and some of the things it teaches - like friendship and being honest is good - are told in a fun way.   I think it's a pretty good thing for younger kids, but it's just annoying that they betray the characterizations like this.   They might as well have used original characters at this point - although that wouldn't have the name recognition.   That gets more children reading this, which has good lessons for children, so it serves its purpose - and also seems like a grab for cash with all the dolls and stuff that really only teach kids about buying things.  

 

So, eh, conflicted, so two and a half stars. 

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review 2017-04-15 00:00
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High - Lisa Y... Wonder Woman at Super Hero High - Lisa Yee,Random House Better than I'd thought it would be

I've watched this show with my daughter. She's a hug fan so of course I had to get the book series for her.

Shes and advanced reader but gets bored and its hard to get her to read beyond homework. She flew through this book though!

I read it with her and am surprised how much I enjoyed it. I think it's better than the TV show. Fuller characterization and background to make it feel realer.

It also has good modern talking points parents will appreciate like coping with stress, goofing off as kids, and social media attention.

Once we got to the competition it stole my attention away from my adult books and I had to find out what was going to happen.

I'm impressed and am excited to read more of this series with my daughter!
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review 2016-07-28 15:13
Supergirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) - Lisa Yee,Random House

The second book in the DC Super Hero Girls and this time our main lead girl is Supergirl.

I was really eager to read this one, Supergirl is just amazing, and I couldn't wait to see her in this version.

The book starts off with before-Super Hero High, it all starts with Supergirl's/Kara's planet exploding, and her losing her parents. She is shot off to Earth, only due to some stuff she doesn't arrive the same time as someone else does. It was fun to see where she landed, and to see the Kent family (and thus Superman) as well.

I felt sorry for Kara, that poor girl, not only did she lose her parents, and her parents, but she also has to pick a school, because her superpowers have popped up, and she needs to be able to handle those. No one likes to pick a school when they are still not used to everything that is going on. I was glad for her decision though, but I can also imagine the struggle she goes through in this book. How she at times doesn't feel home at Super Hero High, how she struggles with her powers, maintaining them, and also trying to control them as they grow.
I was happy for her though that she was able to make friends, even when stuff happened that wasn't fun, she had some people who cared about her, who helped her out, who talked to her. The biggest friend she made would be Barbara, or Babs.

I still don't like Cheetah, Frost, and a few other characters. I can't see how they can still go through with school considering their attitudes and the things they do. :(

I also had a slight problem with Supergirl herself. Namely the fact that each time she would do something awesome, she would get distracted because OMG Attention! She got way too quickly distracted, and I was just annoyed by it all. I can imagine all the attention is fun, but she kept doing it and in the end destroying stuff left and right. And of course, the poor *cough* dear felt all sorry then and was being depressed. Yes, gee, how come. You did a stupid thing, and you think everyone will be happy?

The battle, and the mystery surrounding stuff before everything happened, was a delight. I just had so much fun cheering for our superheroes, but I also had fun trying to figure out who was behind it all. At first I didn't have a clue, sure, I had some suspects, but it wasn't until a certain moment, that I knew who it could be. I am sure it took everyone by surprise, especially those in the book. I felt sorry for Supergirl. :(
The battle was amazing, and I am glad to see the way it ended.

All in all, I am still loving this series a lot. So many characters that I recognise, and it is fun to see them as teenagers and trying to get through school and make friends.

Also the school is just so much fun, even if it is hard, I wouldn't mind going to it if I had superpowers.

The next book is all about Batgirl, and I am really, really excited about that one!

I would recommend this book, and also this series to everyone.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com

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review 2016-07-16 09:29
DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 1: Finals Crisis - Shea Fontana,Yancey Labat

I loved the first book of the DC Super Hero Girls written by Lisa Yee, and when I heard there would also be graphic novels about this series, I knew I had to get them, as I probably would love them.

And did I love it? Yes, yes I did. Unlike the Lisa Yee book(s since she will be writing more) this one focuses on more than one MC. We got various ones actually (and their stories all connect in the end). Superheroines, but also supervillains. From Wonder Woman to Harley Quinn. I loved that we had so many various characters.

And I loved each and everyone of them, though I have to say my favourite girls were Batgirl and Harley Quinn.

It was fun to see them go through their daily life, to see them not only think about their superhero duties, but also see them go through daily normal things. Like exams, friendship, parties, and so much more. Often you see superheroes just being superheroes (though these days you see more and more comics about superheroes and their daily lives and their superhero duties (like Hellcat, or Squirrel Girl)), so it is lovely to see them also worry and do other things. It makes them seem even more human. Hopefully that doesn't sound too weird, I am not entirely sure how to put it in words in a review, so I hope I have it right. :)

Also I loved that we saw other characters as well. It was a delight to see Starfire be as she always is (broken English, not understanding everything that is said), but it was also fun to see Beastboy again. I wouldn't mind seeing more of the boys, both villains and heroes. I know this is the series for DC Super High Girls, but I wouldn't mind seeing the girls talking to the boys/forming friendships/maybe some romance. :D

I was also curious what was happening to the girls, and who was the culprit. If they even had the same culprit or that some organisation was working on things.
I do have to say it got a bit repetitive, because I knew by girl #3 what would happen, it was just waiting for it to actually happen. So there is that, but luckily the last story just combines it all and shows us a kick-ass girl who isn't going to let anyone mess with her friends.
When we do find out the whodunnit I was delighted. Yes! That character is in this graphic novel, what a delight that they are also featured. And the reason why they did what they did was also interesting (and kind of made sense and connected to other things, considering what we already read in the first book by Lisa Yee).

I didn't particularly like how the school reacted at the end. Not only dislike, but I also thought it was a bit weird, if anything they would understand, no? I mean this is a school for superheroes you would expect such things would bring some sympathy. I won't say much more, discover what happens yourself.

I really like the art it is just fitted the series perfectly. The style is just great, fun and playful. The characters look perfect.

All in all, I would highly recommend this graphic novel to everyone, and I really can't wait until the next one comes out!

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

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text 2016-04-16 09:30
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) - Lisa Yee,Random House

I heard about this series through Twitter and I knew I just had to check it out. And boy, I am glad I did. There were some bumps in the road that weren't fun, but most of this book was fantastic.

 

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