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  1. 4 out of 5

    Diz

    This charming graphic novel is about Justice League members answering children's questions that they receive through email or text messaging (Batman only accepts physical letters or course). The questions deal with the insecurities that children have about life. The topics are presented in a light-hearted and fun way, and the characters show a lot of personality as they think back on the mistakes that they've made in their careers. This is a great book to give to kids, and I think adults would e This charming graphic novel is about Justice League members answering children's questions that they receive through email or text messaging (Batman only accepts physical letters or course). The questions deal with the insecurities that children have about life. The topics are presented in a light-hearted and fun way, and the characters show a lot of personality as they think back on the mistakes that they've made in their careers. This is a great book to give to kids, and I think adults would enjoy this too (especially adults who want to take a break from the current grim and dark DC universe).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dan Schwent

    With an Insectoid invasion looming in the background, the Justice Leaguers take the time to answer messages from their young fans... The Dear Justice League special that came out for Free Comic Day was my favorite freebie this year so I pre-ordered this one immediately. Officially, it's for my newborn when he gets a little older but I had to preview it for him. Right? Isn't that what parents are supposed to do? Anyway, this is a collection of short tales, each featuring a J With an Insectoid invasion looming in the background, the Justice Leaguers take the time to answer messages from their young fans... The Dear Justice League special that came out for Free Comic Day was my favorite freebie this year so I pre-ordered this one immediately. Officially, it's for my newborn when he gets a little older but I had to preview it for him. Right? Isn't that what parents are supposed to do? Anyway, this is a collection of short tales, each featuring a Justice League member responding to a message from one of his or her fans, culminating in a showdown with Insectoids in Washington DC. The art is cute without being ridiculously so and the writing is clever and funny. Since it's a kid's comic, the characters aren't as nuanced as they normally are but Michael Northrop captures the essence of the characters. Dear Justice League was a fun little read I'd recommend to parents of future comic readers. Now I'm chomping at the bit for Dear Super Villains, due out in the fall of 2020.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    This was such a cute, funny little graphic novel. Perfect for middle grade readers, but enjoyable for every age, it imagines that members of the Justice League are answering fanmail from kids! The results are funny and heartwarming, with a little adventure sideplot involving alien bugs. Very enjoyable! Thank you to DC comics for providing me with a copy for review. All opinions are my own.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Conley Carr

    "I just loved all the people, the superheroes and the kids." -Conley, age 4

  5. 5 out of 5

    Alex Baugh

    So, you all know how so many favorite Superheroes were a mainstay for American youth during WWII, right? Back then, the Justice League was formed and called the Justice Society of America (JSA), but eventually, morphed into the Justice League of America (JLA). In 2011, the JLA was reintroduced as the Justice League (JL), and that's pretty much where it stands today.* The name may have been changed over time, but the members not so much - there's Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, So, you all know how so many favorite Superheroes were a mainstay for American youth during WWII, right? Back then, the Justice League was formed and called the Justice Society of America (JSA), but eventually, morphed into the Justice League of America (JLA). In 2011, the JLA was reintroduced as the Justice League (JL), and that's pretty much where it stands today.* The name may have been changed over time, but the members not so much - there's Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg. All of this brings us to Dear Justice League. Here are America's great superheroes, seemingly perfect in every way, but haven't you ever wondered if their lives are really as perfect as they seem. Don't they have any faults, or screw up once in a while, maybe make a wrong decision, or perhaps even have some good advice for the rest of us? Yes, they do and you can find it all between the covers of this delightfully silly, sometimes serious look at some of the Justice League's not so spectacular adventures as they answer emails from some of their fans. One boy wants to know if Superman is super all the time, so Superman recounts a time he flew into a building because he was texting while flying (twf). This set off a series of hilarious events that he tries to handle all over Metropolis, ending in Superman getting a ticket for, what else, twf. Does Wonder Woman have any advice for an 10-almost-11-year old? You bet she does, and it involves her 11th birthday and some cake. Or how about Batman, always so brave, so fearless, has he ever been scared? asks a boy about to go to a new school and afraid he's going to be picked on the way he was at his old school. Dear Justice League is divided into nine chapters, one for each Superheroes' story and a final chapter that ties it all together. There is a storyline running through each chapter that connects each story to the others involving a insectoid that escaped Hawkgirl's mighty mace. Insectoids are giant mantis-like alien bugs from the planet Molt-On and can replicate very quickly and easily so it's important for the Justice League to deal with them. But as insectoid's keep replicating exponentially, can they be stopped, even by Superheroes? This is such a fun book to read, and I know young fans of the Justice League will love it. It has a very energetic, tongue-in-cheek text, but nothing really over the heads of young readers. And Duarte's colorful cartoon-like illustrations will no doubt appeal to kids. I liked that the Superheroes take the time to answer kid's email questions, and the way some of the stories circled back to the email writer to show how the advice they got helped them. It seems that most kids go through a phase of being totally into Superheroes and this is geared perfectly for the age when that usually happens, a time when kids are out in the world because of school and activities and life is beginning to get more complicated and a little Superhero fantasy helps. I know my Kiddo went through a Superhero phase (and probably hasn't outgrown it yet, if truth be told). Dear Justice League is a fun definite-must-read book for fans, and ideal for introducing kids to the Superhero realm, and might even hold appeal for reluctant readers. This book is recommended for readers age 8+ This book was an EARC received from the publisher

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cadence Carr

    "I like how the superheros respond right back to the kids with being like them." -Cadee, age 7

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lana

    I thoroughly enjoyed this graphic novel! A great introduction for young readers to the Justice League super heroes. I loved how each hero responded to fan mail in their own unique style and how they all came together for the larger story of invading aliens in the end! Thank you to NetGalley and DC Entertainment for this ARC!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    Are the Justice League heroes always perfect? Or do they sometimes make mistakes, eat too much cake, smell like fish, make bad fashion choices, lose the video game, or leave a job half-done? The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Hawkgirl, Cyborg, and Aquaman answer all their fan mail from kids who wonder, "Are superheroes just like me?" I loved the way the hilarious fan mail stories are woven into a bigger story as the Justice League battles an invasion of insectoid aliens. Are the Justice League heroes always perfect? Or do they sometimes make mistakes, eat too much cake, smell like fish, make bad fashion choices, lose the video game, or leave a job half-done? The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Hawkgirl, Cyborg, and Aquaman answer all their fan mail from kids who wonder, "Are superheroes just like me?" I loved the way the hilarious fan mail stories are woven into a bigger story as the Justice League battles an invasion of insectoid aliens. The writing is really clever to bring together so many different snippets of superhero life with little glimpses of the regular kids who are their most devoted fans. I LOVED the artwork! It's clear and colorful, with beautiful panels that really show the action and enhance the comedy. The cartoony style is perfect for this type of graphic novel. This book made me laugh, and I enjoyed every page! Disclaimer: I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

  9. 5 out of 5

    orangerful

    This was cute if forgettable, with all of the superheroes reading their fan mail and responding. But it is hard to find Justice League comics that are appropriate for kids so this is a great book to have on hand when you get that 10 year old that wants to read about these superheroes

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stefanie Rls

    – ‘The Magic Of Wor(l)ds’ blog (https://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com/) is a hobby, reviews and other bookish stuff on this site are done for free. I’m grateful of receiving a free copy from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review of this book. – As a kid I watched a lot of series staring some of the Justice League characters without even knowing. I mean, in my time it was just fun to watch Louise and Clark or Wonder Woman or Batman i – ‘The Magic Of Wor(l)ds’ blog (https://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com/) is a hobby, reviews and other bookish stuff on this site are done for free. I’m grateful of receiving a free copy from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review of this book. – As a kid I watched a lot of series staring some of the Justice League characters without even knowing. I mean, in my time it was just fun to watch Louise and Clark or Wonder Woman or Batman in all forms. I didn’t think about them being in a group or of DC Comics. Hell, I didn’t even know about Marvel back then. They were all just cool superheroes to enjoy! Growing up I realized there was more to it, and although you can say I’m more of a Marvel kinda girl, I never stopped watching Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman. They will always be in my heart I guess as the were my introduction to a very vast universe of superheroes. This said, I don’t know that much about the others presented in this book, so I don’t know if I can say they’re a fun characterization of the real comic book heroes. I found the 3 I know very well and fun represented. Each character has a chapter, which begins with a small introduction of who they are and what their superpowers are all about, and than they answer a kids question in an enjoyable way. For me it wasn’t always laugh out loud funny, but it’s a great way to make children know that nobody is perfect and everyone has to deal with some universal stuff. It makes it more open to discussing with parents and peers, which is just a great feed for a book like this. Everything is tied together with a plot involving some alien giant bugs telling us that strength is to be found in numbers/friends. Another great lesson hidden in this wonderful drawn book. I loved every single one in this book by the way. They’re just a joy ‘to watch’ and they help to bring a certain extra humor to the story by the expressions on the faces till example. Full of colors too, very vibrant, so ideal to appeal to children. A great idea overall, especially for the audience it’s meant for, but if you’re a bit older and a DC addict it’s also a must have, even if it’s only for the art! The Magic of Wor(l)ds

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    All my reviews can be found at: http://jessicasreadingroom.com ~~~~ This review will post on Publication Day: August6, 2019. ~~~~ Dear Justice League is a graphic novel aimed at middle grades kids. It is a fun continuous story of kids asking questions of their favorite hero/heroine. And the Justice League even gets to save the day! There are eight ‘chapters’ featuring a member of the Justice League. Each chapter introduced the character then gets to the important issue of a child’s question in which the supe All my reviews can be found at: http://jessicasreadingroom.com ~~~~ This review will post on Publication Day: August6, 2019. ~~~~ Dear Justice League is a graphic novel aimed at middle grades kids. It is a fun continuous story of kids asking questions of their favorite hero/heroine. And the Justice League even gets to save the day! There are eight ‘chapters’ featuring a member of the Justice League. Each chapter introduced the character then gets to the important issue of a child’s question in which the superhero answers honestly in their own unique way. Each chapter builds on the previous and we have appearances by Superman, Hawkgirl, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Batman. Each chapter is unique and showcases the personality of each character. My personal favorite was The Flash’s chapter. And I have to say one thing: Poor ‘old fashioned’ Batman! The illustrations are very colorful and well done. They definitely add to the story. I am not familiar with all the DC characters, so this was a good introduction for me. It would be great for kids as well. This is an enjoyable graphic novel for kids and adults! Many thanks to the publisher for granting me a copy via NetGalley.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    4.5/5 Super cute book with both humor and heart. An absolutely great read for the younger set; Northrop hides his message in clever and modern writing, and Duarte's art is adorable without seeming too young. (Plus: The sound effects are *chef's kiss*.)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    A fun read, well drawn and written.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Abby Johnson

    DC Superheroes answer fan mail from kids in this cute and funny graphic novel, perfect for superhero fans.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

    In each short chapter of this graphic novel, a Justice League member goes through their daily activities and then checks their email, typing back a letter to a child who has sent them fan mail. This is a really cute concept, and the author and illustrator execute it well, creating a charming story where each superhero either recollects their own childhood or shows how much they still have in common with the fears, insecurities, and joys of a kid's life. This book also strikes a good balance in h In each short chapter of this graphic novel, a Justice League member goes through their daily activities and then checks their email, typing back a letter to a child who has sent them fan mail. This is a really cute concept, and the author and illustrator execute it well, creating a charming story where each superhero either recollects their own childhood or shows how much they still have in common with the fears, insecurities, and joys of a kid's life. This book also strikes a good balance in how it illustrates the characters' lives, showing them both in ordinary routines and in superhero mode. At the end of the book, the episodic chapters tie together as the Justice League takes on a threat together, and this creates a satisfying ending to an otherwise non-linear story. I enjoyed the whole book, and will keep it in mind as a recommendation.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Paula Lyle

    This book was just charming. Aimed at a younger audience than standard comics, this will make kids laugh and want to read. The illustrations are perfect and also appropriate for that younger age. I can't wait to share it with my 7-year-old grandson. Great fun! I received an eARC from NetGalley.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lexie

    Love love love this concept - who wouldn't want to find out how their heroes react to ordinary problems? My favorite "letters" were definitely Superman (a ticket for flying while texting!) and the Flash (that's one way to deal with naysayers) though Batman's was hilarious (he was very much like Lego Batman). In between the letters being answered a through plot of dealing with an alien giant bug menace occurs and each hero offers a sound bit of practical advice.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Leigh

    Thanks to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This was a very cute comic with a very cute concept. A potentially good way to both entice children to read and to teach them that even supposed ‘perfect’ people are just people, among other various lessons. The ARC ends with Aquaman’s segment, but I’m eager for more as both a lover of sueprheroes and a lover of graphic novels. Good for middle grade kids as some of the language/jargon might be too challenging for early Thanks to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This was a very cute comic with a very cute concept. A potentially good way to both entice children to read and to teach them that even supposed ‘perfect’ people are just people, among other various lessons. The ARC ends with Aquaman’s segment, but I’m eager for more as both a lover of sueprheroes and a lover of graphic novels. Good for middle grade kids as some of the language/jargon might be too challenging for early readers. It reminds me vaguely of Lil’ Gotham, which was also a good comic for this age group.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    Dont text and fly =) Don´t text and fly =)

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ellie Hope

    superman texting and flying should have been the central conflict of batman vs superman 74/100

  21. 4 out of 5

    Books, Brews & Booze

    The graphic novel I wish I’d had as a kid! I had trouble getting into the format of comic books and graphic novels as an adult ... I’d never read them as a kid and had to train my brain to follow not only the text, but also the artwork that played an equal role in telling the story. (It was the Elvira comics that helped build the bridge for me to bridge the gap, but I digress!) :) “Dear Justice League” is the graphic novel that would have done that for me years ago, if it had been aro The graphic novel I wish I’d had as a kid! I had trouble getting into the format of comic books and graphic novels as an adult ... I’d never read them as a kid and had to train my brain to follow not only the text, but also the artwork that played an equal role in telling the story. (It was the Elvira comics that helped build the bridge for me to bridge the gap, but I digress!) :) “Dear Justice League” is the graphic novel that would have done that for me years ago, if it had been around then! It gives the reader a peak into the day-to-day lives of superheroes, their childhood adventures, their pets... (Shout-out to Aqua-man and his fish, who stole the show for me!) The superheroes answer letters and emails from their young fans and the answers are so fun and sweet, showing us that even superheroes make mistakes or question themselves. Also, the back cover contained another gem for me. One of my favorite comic artists, Jerry Craft, creator of Mama’s Boyz, lent his glowing review to this book. That alone would have made me pick it up because Craft is just that good at his... well, craft... and his words carry that much weight for me. I’ll be adding this my ‘gift giving list’ for my cousin, who is turning nine years old. I think he’ll really get a kick out of it. I’d read it with him first and do funny voices and things, but I think he’ll be able to grasp its humor and format just fine, especially if he has someone to introduce him to the genre. This book is truly a gem for both young and adults. You won’t regret adding it to your collection because it’s a joyful book. Oh, I came back to add this! Be sure to read all the way through to the end. The author profile is such a sweet addition to the book, and he grew up in my home state of Connecticut, so bonus points for that! I also LOVE that there’s a section in the back for kids to write their own letter to the superheroes. It’s possible I got a little whimsical and teary-eyed, thinking of all the children who may write their own letters to the superheroes. Or adults. I won’t judge. ;)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    What kind of letter would you write to the Justice League? I had my eyes on this graphic novel since forever and I finally FINALLY had the chance to read it. And boy it was just too much fun to read. We see each of the Justice League superheroes get letters/mails and we see each of their responses to the mails but also see daily life or them kicking some mayor ass. I loved seeing all the various Justice League superheroes and how they went along with their days and how they acted. Eac What kind of letter would you write to the Justice League? I had my eyes on this graphic novel since forever and I finally FINALLY had the chance to read it. And boy it was just too much fun to read. We see each of the Justice League superheroes get letters/mails and we see each of their responses to the mails but also see daily life or them kicking some mayor ass. I loved seeing all the various Justice League superheroes and how they went along with their days and how they acted. Each letter is for a different superheroes and so we get to meet each of them. I think one of my favourites was the Flash as I loved how he reacted to the letter and how sassy he was. My second favourite was definitely Wonder Woman. How sweet of her to just take time to go to birthday parties! Plus, I loved that we got glimpses in the lives of these heroes. From a birthday party with too much cake to speed tickets for Superman to Cyborg having fun doing all sorts of things on his giant computers. They came to life in this book, the way they were drawn, the way they talked and moved. It was amazingly done. But there is also a main story that comes back in each of the chapters. Namely there are insect monsters that are making a mess of their world and it is up to the Justice League to save the world. I loved that this was added as it really bonded/connected the story together and gave it something extra. The art was just freaking amazing. Really, I loved the style and loved how the characters were drawn. I definitely want to see what else this illustrator/artist has done, I want more. All in all, definitely a big recommendation. This was just so much fun to read. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  23. 4 out of 5

    tony dillard jr

    I love the concept of someone answering fan mail and the responses have hilarious effects. David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon have perfected these viewer mail bits over the past 30 years. That’s why when DC Comics announced its first wave line-up of young reader titles earlier this year, I immediately zeroed in on this graphic novel. All of your favorite characters answer emails from their most loyal young fans. In the midst of doing so, the Justice League will uncover an al I love the concept of someone answering fan mail and the responses have hilarious effects. David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon have perfected these viewer mail bits over the past 30 years. That’s why when DC Comics announced its first wave line-up of young reader titles earlier this year, I immediately zeroed in on this graphic novel. All of your favorite characters answer emails from their most loyal young fans. In the midst of doing so, the Justice League will uncover an alien invasion, bond with their super-pet mascots and maybe attend a birthday party or two. Dear Justice League was smartly written by Michael Northtrop (Tombquest series). The questions from the kids are so sincere that I wonder if Northtrop got his inspiration from actual child fans of the Justice League. My favorite aspect of this book was the artwork! I’m a big fan of Gustavo Duarte, ever since I was introduced to him in the pages of the hilarious miniseries, 2016’s Bizarro! Duarte illustrates his characters beautifully. It’s very cartoony and yet very classic looking and clean. Plus, his characters have such lively expressions to the extent that you don’t need words to understand what is going on. But it helps One added treat to Dear Justice League was a preview to 2020’s Dear Super-Villians. In this follow-up, Harley Quinn, The Joker and more of your favorite DC Comics baddies will be answering their own batch of fan mail. I can’t wait for next Fall! Dear Justice League was a lot of fun. Full of laughs and great illustrations, this is a book that is recommended for readers 7-10. But almost all ages of readers should get some sort of enjoyment out of this great graphic novel from DC’s amazing Zoom imprint!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central In this short, middle grade graphic novel, DC superheroes from the Justice League answer e mails from young fans. Superman is asked if he ever makes mistakes, and a story unfolds with one of his rescues taking multiple wrong turns. Aquaman gets an inquiry about whether he smells like fish, leading to some super hero introspection. Wonder Woman recounts her busy life after being invited to a young admirer's birthday party, and then decides to Copy provided by Young Adult Books Central In this short, middle grade graphic novel, DC superheroes from the Justice League answer e mails from young fans. Superman is asked if he ever makes mistakes, and a story unfolds with one of his rescues taking multiple wrong turns. Aquaman gets an inquiry about whether he smells like fish, leading to some super hero introspection. Wonder Woman recounts her busy life after being invited to a young admirer's birthday party, and then decides to attend. The Green Lantern thinks about his costuming after being questioned by a young fashionista, and Batman counsels a young writer about being new in town. The super heroes' backstories unfold with lots of pictures and few words, but it is clear that they struggle just as much as their fans, although in somewhat different ways. I love the administrative side of being a superhero, and the fact that answering e mails is a chore even for the likes of Wonder Woman! There is a good mix of silly antics and introspection that is not a surprise coming from a great middle grade author like Northrop. The illustrations are done in full color, and this reminded me of the comic books we used to purchase at gas stations on long car trips, although the small size makes this easier to carry in backpacks. Young readers who are fans of DC comics, or adults who WANT young readers to be fans, will find this an excellent way to introduce the canon of characters in the Justice League and entice readers to look into the comic books. This is a must have for readers who enjoyed Yee's DC Super Hero Girls Adventure Collection, Fridolfs and Nguyen's DC Comics: Secret Hero Society and Pearson and Gonzalez's Super Sons: The Polarshield Project.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Theobald

    The premise is cute; kids email or write their favorite superheroes with questions they deal with in their lives. The heroes take time out while not fighting evil to answer. Sometimes the answers are a bit embarrassing but they're very relatable. For example, Superman is asked if he ever makes mistakes; that's something we can all identify with. That's the real great thing about this book: it works well for both children and adults. I enjoyed the humor and light reading but would feel comfortabl The premise is cute; kids email or write their favorite superheroes with questions they deal with in their lives. The heroes take time out while not fighting evil to answer. Sometimes the answers are a bit embarrassing but they're very relatable. For example, Superman is asked if he ever makes mistakes; that's something we can all identify with. That's the real great thing about this book: it works well for both children and adults. I enjoyed the humor and light reading but would feel comfortable giving this to a child and let they read for the questions and action. Speaking of action, there is a bit of a story arc through several of the different heroes' question/answer segments. The Justice League has been fighting an invasion of Insectoids from the planet Molt-On. The overly goofy-looking aliens are replicating and attacking Earth. Though not the most sinister threat, the action is fun and serves a message on the importance of teamwork. The art is cartoony and light but full of energy. It's a great style for a book that is aimed at children but still works well for an adult reader. I personally loved all the little sound effects. The characters facial expressions are amusing as well. Overall, this is a light and fun read for comic fans of all ages.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    The latest book in this series of original small-format comics for young DC readers is a break from the norm, for we don't get a full novel. There is a thread, of insectoid invasion, but it's one that stays in the background, allowing every chapter to concern a question asked of each of the Leaguers by a young fan. So Superman is asked if he ever cocks things up, which actually causes him to do just that, Hawkgirl is asked – well, that's a shit chapter so I won't bother saying just what. Luckily The latest book in this series of original small-format comics for young DC readers is a break from the norm, for we don't get a full novel. There is a thread, of insectoid invasion, but it's one that stays in the background, allowing every chapter to concern a question asked of each of the Leaguers by a young fan. So Superman is asked if he ever cocks things up, which actually causes him to do just that, Hawkgirl is asked – well, that's a shit chapter so I won't bother saying just what. Luckily, it isn't all pants, for Superman gets a slapstick Golden Age mini-adventure, and the question of Aquaman is suitably apt – no, the only problem is the clear fact this is a major security breach that they don't seem at all worried about. The book tries to gloss over it as fan-mail, but if you ask me anyone being able to email Diana Prince and Cyborg must be a bit iffy. Seriously, though, this is fun – some is too childish, but on the whole it's an enjoyable book, and reluctant readers will welcome the short chapters involved. It won't really set the world alight, and to my mind something nearer three stars is fitting, but it does what it sets out to do, so for the target audience's appreciation, four stars is more appropriate.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Answering fan mail doesn't sound too dangerous compared to a superhero's usual activities, but you would be surprised. Superman actually crashes into a building while reading an email from a fan while flying through the city. Other fans write to Aquaman asking if he smells like a fish, or to Hawkgirl asking if she eats small mammals. Wonder Woman gets invited to a birthday party - and has some memories of her own eleventh birthday. (Warning, don't pig out on the cake.) The notes come from kids w Answering fan mail doesn't sound too dangerous compared to a superhero's usual activities, but you would be surprised. Superman actually crashes into a building while reading an email from a fan while flying through the city. Other fans write to Aquaman asking if he smells like a fish, or to Hawkgirl asking if she eats small mammals. Wonder Woman gets invited to a birthday party - and has some memories of her own eleventh birthday. (Warning, don't pig out on the cake.) The notes come from kids with a variety of questions - some are worried about fashion, others want to know about how to survive the first day at a new school. (Batman has some great ideas for a school utility belt.) Besides answering their mail, we also see the heroes feeding pets, teasing each other, and battling giant bugs from outer space. Flash even teaches some practical jokers a lesson. The final letter actually addresses the entire League, so they answer it together, rounding off the book with a nice recap of the lessons the heroes have learned. With humorous situations and action-filled illustrations, this graphic novel is sure to appeal to DC fans. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dave Anderson

    I picked up a preview copy of Dear Justice League on Free Comic Book Day at my local comic book store. The preview showed young Ben Silsby texting Superman, asking if The Man of Steel every messed up, and made mistakes. Hawkgirl got an e-mail from Haley Lu, asking what Kendra eats. I was hooked! I picked up the full graphic novel from my local comic book store. I re-enjoyed the wacky romp that followed, as Superman read young Ben's text on his phone. What is truly enjoyable I picked up a preview copy of Dear Justice League on Free Comic Book Day at my local comic book store. The preview showed young Ben Silsby texting Superman, asking if The Man of Steel every messed up, and made mistakes. Hawkgirl got an e-mail from Haley Lu, asking what Kendra eats. I was hooked! I picked up the full graphic novel from my local comic book store. I re-enjoyed the wacky romp that followed, as Superman read young Ben's text on his phone. What is truly enjoyable is Michael Northrop has managed to bring DC's iconic characters down to Earth. It is amazing how all-ages stories are able to do that quite well. Brilliantly simple questions, like What was Wonder Woman's eleventh birthday like? Does Aquaman really smell like fish? Was Batman ever "the new kid"? Northrop's story weaves those answers around an alien invasion. Gustavo Duarte's art is really enjoyable. I understand that with so many aliens on the team, there's really no way for J'onn J'onzz to stand out. I'm still not a fan of Cyborg on the team. Cyborg is a New Teen Titan. That's where he should be. All in all this is an enjoyable Justice League story. It should be in every Justice League fan's library.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nicolas

    I was excited to get a preview copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'd heard about it at the ALA conference and thought the idea sounded fun. Basically, kids text questions to their favorite superheroes and actually get answers. The concept is clever and I really enjoyed the look of the book. The character designs stayed true to the source material but still felt modern and fun. Unfortunately, I don't think the formula for the stories really worked. I found t I was excited to get a preview copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I'd heard about it at the ALA conference and thought the idea sounded fun. Basically, kids text questions to their favorite superheroes and actually get answers. The concept is clever and I really enjoyed the look of the book. The character designs stayed true to the source material but still felt modern and fun. Unfortunately, I don't think the formula for the stories really worked. I found the book to be a little repetitive and dull. The individual sections don't really work as stories because they are always working towards answering a pretty weak question. This is where I feel it really misses the mark. I assumed when I heard the format that this would be something that was fun and helpful for kids. Why not ask real questions that kids are concerned with: how to fit in, how to deal with bad news, etc. Instead we get things like does Aquaman smell like fish. That might have worked as a funny one thrown in, but unfortunately it isn't funny. Ultimately, I think this struggles to find a tone. I know what reading level it is, but I have no ideas on what audience it's for.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Raven Black

    **Silly spoilers ahead** I can see the 7 to 10 (and the big kid in all of us) reading this over and over and over. The format is a fan of the Justice League character (Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Superman) emails a letter asking about things as deep as "Do you ever make mistakes?" to "Does Aquaman smell like fish?" Each character answers in the style of their personality and along the way you learn that Yes, even Superman makes mistake (an **Silly spoilers ahead** I can see the 7 to 10 (and the big kid in all of us) reading this over and over and over. The format is a fan of the Justice League character (Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Superman) emails a letter asking about things as deep as "Do you ever make mistakes?" to "Does Aquaman smell like fish?" Each character answers in the style of their personality and along the way you learn that Yes, even Superman makes mistake (and has the ticket to prove it) and even Aquaman can be self-conscious (he smells like seaweed by the way), Batman was once the new kid on the block and has advice on how to handle it, Hawkgirl feeds little mammals not eat them and Wonder Woman knows how to throw a party. Also, these *are* superheroes and they have to fight villains, make puns, play video games and be human, too. Funny and colorful illustrations top it all off which help move the story where text cannot do Justice to the story line.

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