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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: Search For Atlantis (DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novels #7) by Shea Fontana

Search for Atlantis 
(DC Superhero Girls Graphic Novels #7) 
Written by Shea Fontana 
Art by Yancey Labat 
October 2, 2018 
DC Comics 
Source: finished copy from pub for review 

The team is back and ready to rescue Mera's home in DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis! 

Things are going swimmingly for new students Mera and Raven until afield trip to Mera’s hometown of Atlantis when they find that the underwater city has vanished! Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Bumblebee, Raven, Miss Martian, and Starfire discover that Atlantis has been shrunk and bottled by the powerful villain Brainiac. This gigantic problem calls for a small solution and to infiltrate Brainiac’s bottled city collection, Bumblebee and Raven combine technology with magic to shrink the heroes. But will they save the lost city of Atlantis or will their little plan lead to even bigger trouble? 

DC Super Hero Girls: Search for Atlantis continues to develop the relationships forged in DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis, Hits and Myths, Summer Olympus, Past Times at Super Hero High, Date with Disaster! and Out of The Bottle. Written by Shea Fontana, this story is perfect for ages 6-12!

The super awesome girls of Super Hero High are back in another fantastic graphic novel adventure! In Search For Atlantis readers are introduced to new students, Mera and Raven, and join the heroines as they rescue the wondrous underwater world of Atlantis and navigate the tricky world of high school. There’s also a fun and humorous Teen Titans origin story. 

Once again, author Shea Fontana offers young readers an exciting, fast-paced, and immersive adventure featuring beloved DC heroines. Full of cool super hero gadgets, captivating powers, engaging characters, awesome settings, thrilling storylines, and laugh out loud humor, Search For Atlantis, like the other books in this graphic novel series, gives young readers an age appropriate and accessible way to enjoy all the thrills, origin histories, and complexities of the DC superhero world...while, of course, focusing on the super heroines of this world. Fontana awesomely explores female empowerment and female friendships while offering smart, brave, capable, and admirable heroines. Labat’s crisp art is engaging, kinetic, and pops with fun colors. 

Search For Atlantis is another exciting, captivating, and well-crafted addition in this fantastic graphic novel series! 

4/5 Cupcakes

Shea Fontana is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. Her credits include developing and writing the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials, movies and graphic novels; Polly Pocket (developed and story editor), Doc McStuffinsThe 7DWhisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets (wrote show bible and first season), Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz (story editor)the new Muppet Babies series; two Disney on Ice shows where she wrote new material for the worlds of Mickey Mouse, Inside Out, Disney Princesses, Finding Dori, Frozen, and other Disney and Pixar properties; and the feature film, Crowning Jules. She has also written for top comic titles including Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman: Overdrive (coming 2019), Catwoman/Looney Tunes, and contributed anthology pieces starring Deathstroke and Teen Titans. 

She lives in sunny Los Angeles where she enjoys hiking, hanging out with her dog, Moxie, and changing her hair color. Using the secret identity “Shea Q. Off,” Shea played roller derby until her tilted knee caps forced her into early retirement.


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