Parents' Guide to

Battling Boy

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Live-wire adventure offers something new for comics fans.

Book Paul Pope Fantasy 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

A New Hero Emerges

The graphic novel Battling Boy is a fantastic new epic for young people.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

In a marketplace saturated with sleek superhero narratives, this stands out due to its cheeky invention, unusual look, and clever appropriation and subversion of mythology and comic-book clichés. Author-illustrator Paul Pope injects his boy-hero saga with live-wire energy, keeping the action cranked but also hitting the important character beats. Readers might recognize echoes of Batman or Thor, but Battling Boy has its own unique, teen-friendly vibe.

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