Captivating and unique with real-world insight.

Summary:

After Superman's death, Kong Kenan inherits Superman's solar powers in the New-52 continuity and joins China's Justice League. Real world political and social issues in China are the impetus for a Justice League in China. It is up to this new group to end the political tensions in their country. At the same time, they are finding themselves as people.


Teen Student Volunteer (17):
China's Justice League is unique and separate from the ones we grew up with. I enjoyed this book and like how the story takes the reader to a unique setting like China where we can see the political and social issues that go on there. This is a rarely explored place in the DC Comics universe. The narrative and artwork for this book are both unique and captivating.

I recommend buying New Super-Man, Vol 1: Made In China. It is a great superhero book for people trying to get into and understand comics. It is a rare one, too, because there are very few books that explore political and social issues in other countries.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Captivating artwork and a unique setting will engage readers in this "corner" of the DC universe.

Content Awareness Factors:

Minor violence.


Type of Book:
This is the first in a DC Comics series that expands the Justice League into new territories and issues.
Educational Themes:

This is a story to read for fun. If you are interested in talking comics, you might start with the Justice League itself. Our reviewer notes that the story introduces a justice league that is "different from the ones we grew up with." Engage your reader in discussing what makes it different - and what makes it similar. How do they recognize that it is a justice league?

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Teen student volunteer, reviewer age: 17
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Not just fans of DC Comics will enjoy the unique setting and window into a world unlike previous Superman stories.

Title New Super-Man Vol.1: Made in China (Rebirth)
About

DC Universe Rebirth, Book 1

Author Gene Luen Yang
Publisher DC Comics © 2017
Illustrators Victor Bogdanovic
ISBN 9781401270933
Material Paperback
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Comics | Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes
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