A review of this — 45 weeks ago
Two great ideas emerge from the Free Comic Book day offering. First a little girl with the power to draw monsters to defend humanity when evil monsters go amok is the basis for Sketch Monsters. Somehow, she gains power of the monsters she subdues with her magic crayons, so it’s a little like Pokemon. Neat idea, and the dialogue is very witty. Sadly, the story is so short, I don’t have enough time to figure out all her powers and abilities.
That’s not the case with Power Lunch- by far the most original and clever Superhero power I’ve come across in a very long time. Here a young boy gains super powers with every colored food he eats. For example- if he eats white rice, the worse he gets is a mild case of gas. But if that rice was brown, our young hero might gain the ability to fly for awhile. It appears the length of time his super powers last equals the time it takes to digest his grub.
Both stories merit further research and I hope to find Power Lunch at my local library in the very near future.
Childish enough for those 8-12 and full of enough inside jokes for adults to enjoy as well. A real family book.