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  • Title: The Adventures of Superhero Girl
  • Author: Faith Erin Hicks
  • ISBN: 9781616550844
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores, and have a weakness for kittens, and a snarky comment from Skeptical Guy can ruin a whole afternoon Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings her skills in character design and sharp, charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, superheroWhat if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands, but you buy your capes at secondhand stores, and have a weakness for kittens, and a snarky comment from Skeptical Guy can ruin a whole afternoon Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings her skills in character design and sharp, charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, superhero battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all too ordinary world.
    The Adventures of Superhero Girl What if you can leap tall buildings and defeat alien monsters with your bare hands but you buy your capes at secondhand stores and have a weakness for kittens and a snarky comment from Skeptical Gu

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    1. The Adventures of Superhero Girl is a superhero story Superhero Girl is looking to fight crime and do good, but in a city where there s little to no villains to defeat, it can be hard She also suffers the challenges of being 20 ish and looking to find her place in life.Also, can we take a second to admire the art and color palletes But when Superhero Girl ends up with no money or jobs , her mother decides to send over Kevin, Superhero Girl s annoying perfect older brother, to check up on her.The [...]

    2. Emerging Adulthood With a CapeEver since the first appearance of Superduperman in 1953 s Mad 4, countless superhero parodies have appeared in countless comic books, targeting the genre s bizarre origin stories, colorful costumes, childish concepts of good and evil, etc At this point, I am not really all that keen on reading yet another superhero parody, and Faith Erin Hicks The Adventures of Superhero Girl thus despite generally enthusiastic reviews ended up at the very bottom of my library read [...]

    3. This is now my third Faith Erin Hicks book and this one was a 2.5 star book for me This one felt a little juvenile although the characters were college aged It was also a little all over the place I didn t find myself falling in love with the characters like in the other two books I read They weren t dislikable characters, it s just I never felt like I got to know them deep down The book felt like a compilation of weekly panels, rather than one cohesive story For anyone wanting to give Hicks a [...]

    4. Superheroes are easy targets to make fun of, from the outfits, to the fantastical powers, to the melodramatic storylines, and when you frame them as ordinary people dealing with the banalities of real life, comedy ensues Like Superhero Girl who s in her early 20s and has super powers like super strength and can leap tall buildings in a single bound kinda like Golden Age Superman But she does her superhero outfit shopping in discount stores and rents a room in a shared flat because heroism doesn [...]

    5. Hahahahahahahaha wipes tears from eyes What a glorious graphic novel this is If you re like me, and you love anything pretty silly and whimsical, and a little bit childish, you will LOVE this We follow Superhero Girl on many adventures mostly involving ninjas and the incredibly conceited King Ninja , on her uncertainties in life needing to get a job which pays money so she can pay her half of the rent, the ethics behind being a superhero and what it s like to live in the shadows of a much succe [...]

    6. This was a pretty good and funny Superhero graphic novel If you like funny Superhero stories, definitely check this book out at your local library and wherever books are sold.

    7. I was surprised at how much I liked Hicks s Friends with Boys, so it doesn t surprise me that The Adventures of Superhero Girl is every bit as good Acting as a deeply affectionate parody of superhero comics, Superhero Girl makes her mark mostly by her ordinariness Green Lantern would never forget to wear sunscreen and end up with mask shaped tan lines, after all The book is a mix of entirely parodic stripes like that one, and cohesive storylines that still lean towards comedy Superhero Girl enc [...]

    8. Everything about this makes me smile First, you have the really nice yes, nice and insightful introduction by long time superhero author Kurt Busiek, who got to know the work of Hicks through looking for comics for his daughters He thought this might be a superhero parody, which he thought would be cool I did, too though of Jeffery Brown Bots and Bighead work, which is hilarious So I was excited to finally read I know, it was online, too, but I hadn t seen it there, sorry it here Though it is a [...]

    9. I think I m late to the Superhero Girl party Superhero Girl is a slacker superhero in a Canadian city with very little crime, overshadowed by her Superman like brother Kevin.The Good Skewers superhero comics in a fun way The concept of Spectacle is hilarious.The Bad Those Canadian ninjas are badasses.The Ugly Like a lot of collections of one page comics, the book can feel somewhat clunky from page to page.Received an advance copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

    10. Ohmigosh So Freakin Hilarious I know that everyone at Schlotzsky s wondered what the hell I was laughing at today Originally a webcomic, pick this one up because it s fantastic And I knew it Hoodies are totally evil And I didn t realize this author wrote the amazingFriends With Boys.

    11. The Adventures of Superhero Girl is a 2013 graphic novel written and drawn by author Faith Erin Hicks It does follow many of the conventions brought to light by having read American Born Chinese earlier this year for my Young Adult Literature class at Stony Brook University The novel follows its protagonist, named Superhero Girl, through her bouts with crime These bouts coincide with her struggles in daily life as a 20 something living in a small Canadian town with her roommate From fending off [...]

    12. SuperheroProblems You accidentally shrink your cape in the wash You forget to take off your mask thus compromising your secret identity Your town doesn t have decent super villains.This book is so funny and endearing and further cements Faith Erin Hicks position as my favorite graphic artist.

    13. Funny and charming I just wish it was longer The whole thing is online, but in black and white I m a sucker for pseudo four coloring, so I sprang for the wide format 100 page hardcover They don t seem to stock it in stores, but they should.

    14. Cute and silly comic about a Canadian superhero Reads a lot like a newspaper comic than a monthly Fun read like Lumberjanes Not suitable for all but older kids might like it.

    15. Fairy tale twists are gobs of fun Like the fractured fairy tale, this is the fractured superhero tale You ve seen them before in A Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom or Captain Underpants, or the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Parodies are one way of dismantling the superhero archetype and Superhero girl does this as well, except she is anything but superhero y She s a bonafide klutz with self deprecating humor and a mask that she forgets to take off all the time We meet girl hero sitting in an [...]

    16. 5 StarsSuperhero Girl is just like any other superhero well, actually no she s not She s utterly unique and shows a whole new side of the crime fighting genre Superhero girl does everything a normal superhero does like stopping aliens and fighting monsters, but she also gets her capes and second hand shops and is in love with cats She also often feels inadequate and is having a hard time breaking into the superhero career Will she be able to do it I loved everything about this and you should go [...]

    17. 3.5 StarsThe Adventures of Superhero Girl I have to confess I can t help saying this title without superhero theme songs going through my head I pause and emphasize each word with an echo like vibration and a dramatic sweep of my cape DFaith Erin Hicks wrote one of my favorite graphic novels, Friends with Boys So I was thrilled to bump into this book I literally bumped right into it actually I m just lucky the whole shelf didn t topple over Ignoring the bruised hip and embarrassment factor, I lo [...]

    18. Well this was glorious It was part of a delivery at work this afternoon, and I flipped through it before adding it to the system Except then I read one page And that turned into ten pages And then I gave up and just brought it home so that I could actually get some work done this afternoon I ploughed through it in about half an hour as soon as I got home, and it was fabulous from start to finish I giggled time and time again, because it s surprisingly relateable for something about a superhero I [...]

    19. Sure she can leap tall buildings in a single bound and defeat deadly ninjas, but what about things like accidentally shrinking your cape in the wash or leaving your mask on and accidentally revealing your secret identity by the tanlines it leaves Or how about trying to find the money for rent or sitting in the shadow of your big brother, Kevin, who also has superpowers These are just some of the dilemmas facing Katie aka Superhero Girl.This collection of comics following her adventures is a pure [...]

    20. These comics are wonderfully clever and fun They are set up almost like daily comic strips with little punchlines, but with a longer story line too.Superhero Girl has some awesome superpowers, but struggles to pay her rent, buys capes at secondhand thrift stores, and suffers from insecurity because her brother is a cooler, popular superhero When she has to put up with snarky comments from Skeptical Guy AND battle an alien monster, Superhero Girl has to call up all her patience and superhero kno [...]

    21. Superhero Girl doesn t have a Fortress of Solitude, but she does have a roommate She does have a mask, but it s super glued on because it kept falling off She s pretty good at defending her small Canadian city, but Canada s super villain deficiency can make for a slow day.The Adventures of Superhero Girl are available to read free online, but this book improves by turning Faith Erin Hicks wonderful black and white strips into gorgeous color spreads.This is a book I d feel comfortable giving to s [...]

    22. I don t usually do superhero comics, but when this was recommended to me I decided to give it a shot This is than a superhero comic, it is the story of a girl trying to live up to her family s expectations, make rent, do laundry, and find a job that is fulfilling and pays It is highly entertaining and relatable for young adults everywhere Definitely worth a read

    23. A bit of a slow start as the random comic strip format started but soon a running story picked up and it became a lot of fun Absolutely loved the ninjas This is a colourised printing of Hicks webcomic which aired from 2010 2012 Reminded me a bit of Scott Pilgrim but from a female 20yo pov and much, much better I ve read everything published by Hicks now and am a great fan of hers She has some webcomics available online which I will probably get around to reading.

    24. I keep finding myself reading things that feel like they would be fine Sunday comics but don t quite cut it as graphic novels, and this, originally a webcomic is among them It should be funny and fun, but I also felt like it was a less developed version of Strong Female Protagonist SFP which touches on some of the same superhero existential social etc dilemmas Just fine, but a bit underwhelming and overdone to me.

    25. superhero girl gets me D job hunting in a canadian city being annoyed by dudes with wrong opinions on superheroes terrible overwhelming boredom due to underemployment seriously, she s basically living my life maybe this is a sign i should pick up a cape it sounds like the job market for superheroes is about as good as the one for librarians at least the application process will probably be exciting3.5 stars

    26. This was a fun read A superhero trying to make her way in a smaller city away from her annoying and popular older superhero brother Finding a roomie, needing a day job, fighting your evil self from the future More a series of vignettes than a main storyline with one archnemesis, which I think I liked better.

    27. Does Superman s cape ever shrink in the wash This is the story of a superhero girl, with no official name, not much of a costume, and not even an arch nemisis to call her own.Wryly humorous and sweet, I read this first in webcomic form, and liked it enough to pick up coloured versions in print I hope she comes back to this story one day.

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