Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays! Last week we looked at super powers in juvenile fiction and even looked at ways to find our own unique powers in the post What's Your Power?. This week takes us into the place that started it all – Graphic Novels and Comics. From traditional powers like super strength and flying, to magical abilities, to super heroes in space there are a lot of great graphic novels and comics out there that feature some amazing and unique super powers. Some great picks are:
- Zita: The Space Girl by Ben Hatke
- Sidekicks by Dan Santat
- Leave It to PET: The Misadventures of a Recycled Super Robot by Kenji Sonishi
- Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso
- Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
- A Bit Haywire by Courtney Huddleston
- Superman Family Adventures: The Adventure Begins! by Art Baltazar
- Pandemonium by Chris Wooding
- Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley by Jeff Weigel
One of my favorites is Zita: The Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. In this three part series Zita and her friend Joseph are unwittingly transported to another planet where Zita and Joseph are swept up in a series of adventures and where Zita dons a green cape and becomes known as Zita the Spacegirl! For a sneak peak check out the book trailer:
And for some more fun don’t miss Sidekicks by Dan Santat which features super powered animals. See the book trailer for a look at the adventures these animal heroes have.
For links to these and other great graphic novels in our catalog see our Juvenile Graphic Novels – All Kinds of Powers! book list. And for the juvenile fiction list that was featured in the May 30th blog post What's Your Power? see the Juvenile Super Powered Fiction book list.
Don’t forget to check back in two weeks (June 20th) for Middle School Powers! And then again the first and third Saturday in July for more great super powered books.
Happy “Super Powered” Reading!