By: Gavin Aung Than
Genre: YFW - Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Penguin
Published: 2 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9780143795865


Superheroes have it easy. They don't have to clean their secret headquarters, wash the   alien bloodstains out of their costumes or be responsible for taking Super Mutt out for a walk. No, they leave all that for their sidekicks like me, while they get all the credit!

I'm Junior Justice, but you can call me JJ, and I think it's time we made our own team.

The Super Sidekicks!

Are you with me?

Being a superhero sidekick isn't as fun as you think. You do all the work, beat the bad guys and save the planet, only for your grown-up partner to get all the credit. Junior Justice is sick of it, so he and his sidekick pals, Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo, have decided to form their own super team.


Junior Justice, Flygirl, Dinomite and Goo are superhero sidekicks. They are sick of being pushed around and not getting any credit for all their hard work, so they come up with a plan to create their own team.

However, trouble is never far away when Goo’s evil master, Dr Enok is around. Can the team band together and rescue Goo, and prove to their adult superheroes that they have what it takes to be superheroes in their own right?

This is a fabulous way to introduce your students to the graphic novel format, and there are extensive teacher resources that have been prepared by the publisher and are available on our website that explain in step-by-step detail how a graphic novel is made.

This will be enjoyed by all primary school aged readers, especially those that love superheroes, and will be a great title for reluctant readers.

Reviewed by Sam