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Super Sons: The PolarShield Project
illus. by Ile Gonzalez. 160p. DC Zoom. Apr. 2019. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781401286392.
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Gr 4–8—Jon Kent and Ian Wayne seem to have only one thing in common—both of their fathers are superheroes. But the sons of Superman and Batman find themselves unlikely allies when global warming creates chaos all over the planet. As the polar ice caps melt, the world's population rushes inland to escape the devastated coastal cities. People in power offer different solutions, such as flood walls and the PolarShield Project. But mysterious forces are attempting to sabotage these solutions, and Jon and Ian work together with a girl named Candace to save the world. This adventure mixes several popular elements, such as superheroes, mysteries, and global warming. Unfortunately, the book gets confusing, as it is sometimes unclear how and why different characters are connected to one another, and which thought bubbles belong to which characters. The artwork is colorful but muted; classic superhero style with a manga flair.
VERDICT For kids who enjoy suspenseful adventures about saving the world and superhero-adjacent stories.

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