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Thursday, March 28, 2019

7th MMGM: Super Sons-The Polarshield Project by Ridley Pearson (review)

Welcome to Day 21 of the 7th Annual March MG Madness! Click here to see the full schedule and links to other days.

Super Sons: The Polarshield Project 
By Ridley Pearson 
Illustrated by Ile Gonzalez 
April 2, 2019 
DC Zoom 

The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis--and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found. 

Jon Kent and Damian "Ian" Wayne are opposite in every way except one--they are the sons of the World's Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything? 

From New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first book in an epic new series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world! 

Melting ice caps and extreme climate change have sent the world into turmoil. Cities have been destroyed, families have been separated, and chaos has ensued...where are Batman and Superman to save the day? In their absence, the superheroes’ sons, Jon Kent and Ian Wayne, with the help from mysterious Candace and school friend Tilly, step in to keep their city and families safe. 

Ridley Pearson’s Super Sons: The Polarshield Project is an exciting debut in what is sure to be a middle-grade comic series hit! Fast-paced, action-packed, and with cool gadgets, sharp humor, and characters worth rooting for, this new series hits all the right graphic novel notes. Pearson infuses his new series with classic Batman/Superman elements, but has mostly crafted a thrilling new world for young readers to explore. Age appropriate thrills, chills, action, character development, and plot twists will keep readers eagerly turning pages. And Gonzalez’s cinematic, engaging illustrations captivatingly bring the story to life. 

Super Sons: The Polarshield Project is perfect for DC fans of all ages and young readers just discovering the world of graphic novels. 

Ridley Pearson is the author of more than twenty novels, including the New York Times bestseller KILLER WEEKEND; the Lou Boldt crime series; and many books for young readers, including the award-winning children's novels PETER AND THE STARCATCHERS, PETER AND THE SHADOW THIEVES, and PETER AND THE SECRET OF RUNDOON, which he cowrote with Dave Barry. Pearson lives with his wife and two daughters, dividing their time between Missouri and Idaho.   Also writes Chris Klick mysteries as Wendell McCall. 

Edgar-nominee, Ridley Pearson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of (more than 50) award-winning suspense and young adult adventure novels. His novels have been published in two-dozen languages and have been adapted for network television and the Broadway stage. Ridley’s crime novels have earned a reputation for writing fiction that “grips the imagination.” 
Ridley’s middle-grade-reader series include, The Kingdom Keepers, Steel Trapp and Lock & Key. The Peter and the Starcatchers series,co-written with Pulitzer Prize winner (and bandmate), Dave Barry, (adapted to the stage by Rick Elice) was awarded 5 Tony Awards. 
Ridley’s research has spanned the globe and has included, a prison for the criminally insane in the U.K., exploring the engine room of a cruise liner, and multiple after-hour tours of Walt Disney World and Disneyland. 

Currently, Ridley is writing a new series—The Kingdom Kids—for Disney Books and a trilogy of graphic novels—The Super Sons—for DC Entertainment. 
Ridley plays bass guitar in an all-author rock band comprised of other bestselling writers (Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Album, Scott Turow, Greg Iles, and occasionally, Stephen King). <em>The Rockbottom Remainders</em>, has raised over 2.5 million dollars for various non-profits. He lives–and writes–in the Northern Rockies along with his wife, Marcelle. 

Ile Gonzalez illustrated her first comic strip while in kindergarten, and grew up to study fashion design in college. Deciding that graphic storytelling was her first true love, she refocused her creative effort and landed her first paid work at the digital storytelling company Madefire, working exclusively for them to co-create their popular middle-grade series The Heroes Club. Super Sons is her first graphic novel, and her first project for DC. 

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