Just in time for the new school year, DC has debuted a new middle grade graphic novel, Superman of Smallville, that is sure to get younger readers reading!
Can Superman keep Smallville from going to the dogs?
Acts of awesomeness are happening around town. People are being rescued, runaway tractors stopped, and fires extinguished. This is all in a day’s work for the hero known only as “Superman.” But who is he, really?
Thirteen-year-old Clark Kent knows. He has a super-secret—one his parents are constantly worried will get out. Clark promises to be extra careful, but when random objects begin to take flight and disappear, his parents threaten to ground him. Except he’s innocent! If Superman isn’t responsible…who is? Join Clark in this hilarious adventure as he sniffs out the real culprit.
From New York Times-bestselling and Eisner Award-winning creators Art Baltazar and Franco, comes a fun, whimsical story featuring young Lana Lang, Lex Luthor, and of course Clark Kent.
Read a preview HERE.
Although this book is listed for ages 8-12 I think this one is better for the younger crowd of 7-10. My 7 and 10 year olds really enjoy it and in fact my 10 year old daughter has read it 3 times but she LOVES graphic novels so I was not surprised with her enthusiasm for this title. This book takes place when Clark Kent is 13 years old so we get to see a younger side of the super hero and kids will truly enjoy Superman as a "kid" like them. You get to see some fan favorites like Lex Luthor as well! The book is funny, a joy to look at and it can give younger readers a real taste of what graphic novels can offer.