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Mister Invincible: Local Hero



written and illustrated by
Pascal Jousselin

Edition
Paperback
Publisher
Magnetic Press
Imprint
Magnetic Press
ISBN
9781942367611
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General , Violence: General
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Winner of the BEST MIDDLE GRADE COMIC Award at the Bologna Children's Book Fair!

There's a new superhero in town—Mr. Invincible! Sure, he wears a mask and cape and helps widows and orphans as any self-respecting hero would, but he also thwarts the mad scientists and bad guys with his amazing super-power that makes him the only true comic book hero: he can reach outside the comic strip panels to affect both space and time! By breaking the boundaries of 'comic book physics' he and his companions are able to do amazing things that are only possible thanks to the magic of comics! A wholly unique and creative twist on conventional comic-book reading experience, this wacky Middle Grade title will put your imagination to the test!Full-color illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General , Violence: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

96

Trim Size

10 7/10" x 7 9/10"

Dewey

F

AR

2.8: points 1

Lexile

HL210L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2020

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Superheroes. Villains. Comic book rules and conventions. Ingenuity. Problem-solving. Space and time. Visual gags. Humor. French comic strips.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5-Masked superhero Mister Invincible tries to live a mundane life but often gets drawn into crime-fighting escapades. Cleverly, and often paradoxically, Mister Invincible breaks the fourth wall to outmaneuver wrongdoers and solve problems-in one tale, he saves himself from being shot by crossing panels to future scenes, where he disarms the gunman. Jousselin's collection, translated from French, has an innocent, old-fashioned, episodic feel, despite featuring modern technologies. With 30-plus entries, it contains both single- and multipage stories that touch upon quotidian issues like running out of bread as well as more complex but age-appropriate story lines that explore the power of words, military weaponry, and empathy. The one-page stories are quick and can be read individually and easily paced through multiple sittings, while the longer tales-in which their shorter companions are nested-either build upon themselves or reference previous longer installments. Many contain cartoon violence, complete with emanata. With the exception of one story that features visually loud 1990s neon-colored pixelated backgrounds, the book is dominated by a subdued beige and soft, creamy orange color base, with a mossy green and cornflower blue used to depict the minimalist nature around Mister Invincible. Character features tend to be exaggerated. Though there is a diversity of body types, racial representation is lacking. Most characters, including Mister Invincible, are white, with the noticeable exception of the Black president of the United States. VERDICT This mind-bending and fun escape from the confines of reality will entice readers looking for a collection with a hint of newspaper comics nostalgia.-Alea Perez, Elmhurst P.L., IL

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3-5-Masked superhero Mister Invincible tries to live a mundane life but often gets drawn into crime-fighting escapades. Cleverly, and often paradoxically, Mister Invincible breaks the fourth wall to outmaneuver wrongdoers and solve problems-in one tale, he saves himself from being shot by crossing panels to future scenes, where he disarms the gunman. Jousselin's collection, translated from French, has an innocent, old-fashioned, episodic feel, despite featuring modern technologies. With 30-plus entries, it contains both single- and multipage stories that touch upon quotidian issues like running out of bread as well as more complex but age-appropriate story lines that explore the power of words, military weaponry, and empathy. The one-page stories are quick and can be read individually and easily paced through multiple sittings, while the longer tales-in which their shorter companions are nested-either build upon themselves or reference previous longer installments. Many contain cartoon violence, complete with emanata. With the exception of one story that features visually loud 1990s neon-colored pixelated backgrounds, the book is dominated by a subdued beige and soft, creamy orange color base, with a mossy green and cornflower blue used to depict the minimalist nature around Mister Invincible. Character features tend to be exaggerated. Though there is a diversity of body types, racial representation is lacking. Most characters, including Mister Invincible, are white, with the noticeable exception of the Black president of the United States. VERDICT This mind-bending and fun escape from the confines of reality will entice readers looking for a collection with a hint of newspaper comics nostalgia.-Alea Perez, Elmhurst P.L., IL

Grades 5-8
Graphic Novels Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

Book-length narratives presented in comic book style, graphic novels foster both visual and verbal comprehension skills while exposing readers to interesting dialogue and satire, as well as affirming diversity.

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14 books per Year
$293.02 per Year
Interests
Diversity,ESL,Fiction,Graphic Novels,Reluctant Readers,Transitional Readers,Funny/Humorous
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