Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever: Fighting Together Forever

Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever: Fighting Together Forever

Book rating: 05 Hardback Toon Books

By (author) Jay Lynch, Illustrated by Dean Haspiel

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  • Publisher: Toon Books
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 25mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0979923859
  • ISBN 13: 9780979923852
  • Illustrations note: chiefly Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 520,205

Product description

Mona and Joey can't stop fighting! When the Mighty Mojo decides to give his powerful costume to them, these argumentative twins fight so much they rip it in half. Now each one is only half as strong! Can Mo and Jo find a way to combine their powers, fight the evil Saw-Jaw and save their town?

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Dean Haspiel, who drew Mo and Jo, used to read Fantastic Four and Shazam! when he was a kid. He admits that he used to fight with his brother all the time, too: "All siblings have a healthy rivalry, and so did we." Dean has illustrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's The Escapist and drawn superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics. He has created his own comic character, Billy Dogma, and is the founder of the webcomic collective ACT-I-VATE. If he could have any superpower, he'd like to fly, "because that would just be cool!" Jay Lynch, who wrote Mo and Jo's story, loved to read funny superhero comics like Plastic Man when he was a kid. When he wasn't reading comic books, he would draw his own cartoon characters on the sidewalk in front of his house--then hide in the bushes to hear what other kids had to say about his drawings! Jay grew up to become a legendary cartoonist and has helped create many popular humor products, including Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids. If he could have any superpower, he'd like to know what color something is just by touching it.

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By TeensReadToo 03 Oct 2010 5

Joey and Mona are typical siblings. They argue - a lot. They fight over the video game controller - a lot. They make fun of each other - a lot.

There's one thing they can agree on, though. Mighty MoJo is the most awesome superhero ever. And when they discover the secret behind MoJo's identity, and are given his superpowers to fight evil, you'd think the arguing between Joey and Mona would stop.

But it doesn't, until they realize they'll have to work together to use MoJo's powers to protect the world.

MO AND JO: FIGHTING TOGETHER FOREVER is the perfect book to introduce children to comics and graphic novels. My daughter, who is almost eight, loves the format of these types of books, but since they're usually written for older teens, the content isn't always appropriate. This one was perfect for her, and, as the younger sister of a nearly-teen brother, she could perfectly relate to the storyline, as well.

A great book with wonderful, full-color illustrations, you don't want to miss this one!