The Adventures Of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin HicksThe Adventures Of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks

The Adventures Of Superhero Girl

byFaith Erin HicksIllustratorFaith Erin Hicks

Hardcover | February 26, 2013

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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? Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.

* A lighthearted twist on the superhero genre!
Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian writer and artist. She worked in the animation industry for several years before transitioning into writing and drawing comics full time in 2008. She started making comics "for fun" and putting them on the web when she was in college. Her first published work was Zombies Calling (SLG Publishing) in 2007. ...
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Title:The Adventures Of Superhero GirlFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 6.89 × 10.51 × 0.53 inPublished:February 26, 2013Publisher:Dark Horse ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616550848

ISBN - 13:9781616550844

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and Great This was one of my first graphic novels by this artist/writer and I've devoured as much of her other work as I can get my hands on. Years later I still have this as part of my comic collection.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read I thought this was such a fun read and the illustrations are fabulous. She is definitely an illustrator and author I enjoy spending the time going through and looking at everything and it's good for all ages
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fanatastic graphic novel Faith Erin Hicks is by far my favourite graphic novelists. Her stories have a fantastic visual style, her stories are wonderfully human, funny, and complex without being over the top. Love The Adventures of Superhero Girl! It is a fantastic read for young girls as a role model (Superhero Girl and Faith Erin Hicks) to adults.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Adventures of Superhero Girl and Me Waaaay back in May 2013, I did a foolish thing. I did not listen to @Talianai83. We were at TCAF with @Strawberryfinn and standing in line to get a graphic novel signed by someone my braincells had never heard of, a writer/artist named Faith Erin Hicks. And now I have been schooled. And about time too! Faith Erin Hicks is a Canadian storyteller who has produced numerous volumes of graphic novels over the years, which coupled with her co-productions and her web based work, earmark her as a most prolific talent. My first foray into her genius is the digital first, print later, The Adventures of Superhero Girl. We start with Superhero Girl, secret identity unknown, who is young woman of about eighteen and is trying to make her way in a small city as its resident do-gooder. And as we quickly learn, while she may have super strength and invulnerability and can leap tall buildings in a single bound, Superhero Girl is still trying to find her way around the world, in and out of the mask. In the first bunch of pages she helps out a homeless person, saves a cat from a tree, and is shocked when her cape shrinks in the wash. And that is just the beginning of her travails. Just wait till you get to the marshmellows. Plotlines and recurring characters populate Superhero Girl and her world, and how she reacts to them all helps create a truly fun and human character. One on level, dealing with her way more successful older brother, the glorious superhero Kevin, grates on her nerves and brings up all sorts of insecurities. But on another level, Kevin is someone she does love and protects and is rather close to. Someone she can beat bad guy butt with. Meanwhile, Superhero Girl is also driven nuts by a self proclaimed superhero expert, who tells her that she needs a better backstory. His insistence on her doing things the proper way, with tragic history, distraught motivation, and an archnemesis to constantly fight, causes our heroine to be down in the dumps. Thankfully, besides an occasional phone call from her slightly naggy mother, Superhero Girl’s main emotional support is from her roommate. Sounding board one minute, providing a reality check the next, her roomie is the rock of her crime fighting existence. Which brings up what so many Geeks claim is the mirror image of the heroine. The villains! A space monster with giant tentacles might fit the bill, or an icky blob provide the proper menace, but the real terror to combat is the continual attacks of packs of ninjas! Not just one or two, but a pack of stealthy ninjas, led by the diabolical King Ninja! You can tell Faith Erin Hicks is having a blast depicting the trials and tribulations of Superhero Girl. Her ups and downs and occasionally smashing into the sidewalk when she lands, all add up to someone you can root for.
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious laugh-out-loud collection of webcomics Superhero Girl can leap tall buildings (up to eleven storeys) while saving kittens and helping the elderly. Without the mask and cape, she's an ordinary Canadian girl who lives in the shadow of her superior superhero brother and tries to deal with an annoying nemesis all the while managing day-to-day life of having to do laundry and pay the rent. I absolutely adored this graphic novel. Like, full-on LOVED this collection of comic strips by Faith Erin Hicks. Being a fan of comic books, graphic novels and comic strips, this collection pokes fun at many aspects of the superhero genre. In a similar fashion as Kate Beaton's emHark! A Vagrant!/em, emAdventures of Superhero Girl/em has an ongoing story as well as random interjecting comic strip "interludes". The drawings are cartoon-like and very much the style of other Faith Erin Hicks works, with enough detail and realism mixed with the absolutely strange & bizarre scenarios. I wish there was more to say about this besides my raving but this is a definite must-read if you're a fan of graphic novels, superheroes and comic strips. Even if you just love a good laugh-out-loud read - this is the one to pick up. This, and other reviews can be found on JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2013-03-12