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Sunday 5 July 2020

Review: Super Side Kicks: Ocean's Revenge

Dive into the next action-packed adventure of cartoonist Gavin Aung Than’s Super Sidekicks series. Where the real heroes are the superheroes sidekicks. 

Catch up with Junior Justice (JJ to his friends), Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo as they face the next diabolic threat to humanity.

What starts off as an ordinary day of doing the usual sidekicks’ tasks; buying hair gel, collect the dry-cleaning and cleaning the toilet turns into something they have never encountered before.

Tiamata, Mother of the Seas has had enough of the human race using the ocean as a junkyard. Now it’s time for payback and a taste of their own medicine.

Hurtling towards them is an unidentified object that will crash into their unsuspecting city. It appears to be a giant plastic supercluster of accumulated garbage which seems to be transforming as it grows and is alive!

Then the earth’s greatest superheroes begin to go missing, one by one they are dragged into the sewer systems, attacked by giant tentacles and abducted from the Ganges River.

Just when the sidekicks thought they had seen everything mother nature could throw at them; another menace is lurking beneath the surface.

With the world’s first line of defence missing, can the super sidekicks save the planet? Rescue the superheroes and teach the world how to be more environmentally responsible for our oceans?

This hilarious graphic novel is an easy and a rollicking good read for all children. There is something for everyone, as we learn about environmental issues, developing one’s self esteem and realising what a true superhero means.

Title: Super Side Kicks: Ocean’s Revenge
Author/Illustrator: Gavin Aung Than
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $14.99
Publication Date: 3 September 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143795889
For ages: 6 - 9
Type: Junior Fiction