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George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the kids who invented the sartorially challenged superhero known as Captain Underpants, are back again with another action-packed adventure. The boys are in trouble again, and this time, mean old Principal Krupp's punishment is a 100-page essay on good citizenship. To make matters worse, Krupp has forbidden the boys to write about their favorite topic -- Captain Underpants -- so the boys decide to create a new hero instead.
In the boys' latest adventure story, the evil villain Deputy Dangerous and his sidekick, Danger Dog, create an invention that captures Captain Underpants, sucks away his super powers, and turns them into a potion that Dangerous plans to drink. Danger Dog gets a few swallows of the potion, but before Dangerous gets his share, the police show up. Taking advantage of Danger Dog's newly acquired ability to fly, Dangerous manages to escape. But as he flies by a local hospital still carrying his beaker of super-power potion, an overzealous butt slap from a doctor sends a newly delivered baby flying out a window and into the beaker. The infant drinks up all of the solution, thereby acquiring amazing new powers that turn him into the newest, weirdest superhero ever: Super Diaper Baby.
Deputy Dangerous is nothing if not determined, and soon he invents the Danger Crib 2000, an innocent-looking device that he hopes will transfer Super Diaper Baby's powers back to him. But things go amusingly awry, and suddenly Dangerous finds himself having a very crappy day -- in the most dreaded sense of the word. What follows is the bathroom battle of the ages, including flying hunks of giant poo, huge rolls of toilet paper, and, of course, the planet Uranus.
Fans of the previous books in this silly series won't be disappointed. All the requisite trademarks are there: lots of potty humor, a few sly parental jokes, plenty of slapstick action, and page after page of Flip-O-Rama fun. And not only does the comic book structure in this newest issue make for great eye candy -- Super Diaper Baby is every bit as giggle-producing as his predecessor. (Beth Amos)