G-Man: Learning to Fly
written by Chris Giarrusso
Becoming a superhero isn’t too hard. It starts with learning how to fly. That’s the reasoning of little Mikey, who has just picked up a book that promises to teach him how to fly. As he learns, flying begins on the ground—not by jumping off a roof or cliff or anything (an important lesson for any kid to learn).
Since his last name begins with a G, Mikey creates his own superhero identity, G-Man, and even rigs up a special costume (with a cape, of course; the cape being one of the most important parts of any flying hero’s getup). Mikey’s older brother gets in on the act, too, becoming Great Man, much to his little bro’s chagrin.
G-Man: Learning to Fly seems like an excellent introduction to the joys of superheroes without much of the violence or adult themes that can go along with them. The emphasis here is on fun. The bright colors and easy to follow story and visuals are both suitable for the youngest readers, with enough homages and allusions to other superheroes to give a wink and a nudge to the adult reader who might have to read this book aloud.