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May 22 2017

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Awesome Guide by Calvin Scott

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DK Children, 2017. ISBN 9780241280393
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Sure to appeal to LEGO fans, The Awesome Guide is just that. It gives details of all the super heroes, their origins and the two cities, Metropolis and Gotham City that dominate the world of DC Comics super heroes. Then there is information about the planet Krypton, the superpowers possessed by the heroes and their secret identities, vehicles and weapons. Of special fun will be the section where readers can answer a quiz to find out 'Who is your alter ego?', 'hero, friend, ordinary bystander or, gulp, villain!'
The villains found in the comics are not omitted either. There is a section based on their identities, skills and weaponry and readers can do a quiz to find out how bad they are.
Each of the sections are illustrated in a double page spread, vividly featuring the LEGO hero or apparatus, and many having small blocks of information showing a Bick-sized fact and a Stat Scan. There is a Table of Contents, a list of the LEGO sets and an index. There is also a Wonder Woman exclusive mini figure contained in the cover.
Although the reading level is definitely for an older audience, this book and especially the action figure contained in it will appeal to Lego fans who are much younger and who will appreciate an adult reading sections to them.
This would be an ideal gift for any child who enjoys Lego and superheroes.
Pat Pledger

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