Supergirl : Being Super

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Kara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd, or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. Collects SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #1-4.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 168 x 259 x 15.24mm | 399.16g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1401268943
  • 9781401268947
  • 84,314

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"An interesting choice for those looking for more than the usual hero fare." --Kirkus "An impressive standout." --Booklist starred review

"A pretty perfect balance between what one might expect in a more realistic, 'literature'-style comic book and a superhero comic."--School Library Journal, Good Comics for Kids

"Gorgeously rendered." --Nerdist

"A gateway for new readers." --Hollywood Reporter

"This is the most grounded, authentic Supergirl I've ever read." --The Mary Sue

"Supergirl: Being Super is a comic book that was long overdue. " --SYFY Wire

"The best kind of origin story...outstanding." --A.V. Club/The Onion

"Award-winning author Mariko Tamaki delivers a heartfelt, modern take on Kara Danvers' early years on Earth that's heartbreaking and endearing all at once." --Paste Magazine

"Being Super explores the challenges of growing up and coming to terms with changing well as those pesky superpowers." --Entertainment Weekly
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About Mariko Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in Oakland. Works include New York Times bestseller This One Summer and Skim with Jillian Tamaki, Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston and the YA novel (You) Set Me on Fire. This One Summer was the winner of Printz and Caldecott Honors in 2015 and received the Eisner for Best Graphic Album (New).
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855 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 31% (266)
4 49% (421)
3 16% (135)
2 2% (21)
1 1% (12)
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