SERIES THURSDAY: Super Sons: The Polarshield Project by Ridley Pearson



The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis--and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.

Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?


 Jonathan Kent wants to be like his father, Clark Kent, aka Superman, and he is, more than anyone other than his parents, knows.  Ian Wayne is already a lot like his father, except with too much arrogance and a lack of experience.  But their world is in serious trouble with flooding and other devastating events occurring more and more frequently.  In an effort to help, Superman leaves Earth on a mission to Mars, and Bruce Wayne heads for Asia.  This leaves the two boys to their own devices, especially when Jonathan's mother is struck down by a mysterious malady.  The two combine forces with two girls, Tilly and Candace (who appears to have powers of her own), to track down the source of the malady, and stop it's spread.  This graphic novel is full of excitement and adventure as these budding heroes seek to save the world.  Like many graphic novels the focus is on plot and not on character development, but middle grade readers aren't likely to care overly much.  The art works well for the graphic novel format and the coloring is nice.  The book does end on a major cliffhanger, but there is a bit of an ending.  Young readers will most likely be eagerly awaiting the sequel as am I.  This is the sort of book that is intended solely for entertainment though so don't go into it expecting a whole lot of depth.


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