Marvel Powers of a Girl

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Marvel Powers of a Girl by Lorraine Cink is an awesome book about 65 Marvel women who are girl superheroes. My favorite part was the chapter about the girl Hawkeye because she has no super powers, but she is still a superhero. I like the fact that the author made it seem like She-Hulk and Gwenpool were writing or “breaking the fourth wall.” The paintings by Alice X. Zhang captured their attitude in each picture. The pictures were so pretty that words cannot describe them. All of the superheroes have the capability to be a villain too. Some of them almost did, like Gamora. Gamora was born into a peaceful alien community when the villain Magus destroyed her home. Gamora escaped, but she was rescued by Thanos, and he used her to defeat all of the good guys. Though Gamora didn’t know back then that she was fighting for the wrong side, she finally learned when she figured out that Thanos wanted to destroy Magus because he wanted to rule the universe and kill all of the life. Power doesn’t know what is good or bad; it can create or destroy. It’s people, shaped by their experiences and how they see the world, who know what is good or bad. So I understood that being good is a greater thing than having a superpower. There are special sections in the book that show how superheroes are connected. For example, America Chavez and Hawkeye are best friends, and they are one of the teams that fights villains. The chapter about the Runaways is interesting, and it would be more interesting if the author could’ve made each of the Runaways into a different chapter.

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Author Lorraine Cink • Alice X. Zhang, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Marvel Press
Publish Date 2019-02-05
ISBN 9781368025263
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Issue May 2019
Category Young Adult


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