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Captain Boomerang's Comeback!
     

Captain Boomerang's Comeback!

by Blake A. Hoena
 

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After a series of random robberies, the FLASH's head is whirling at super-speed. He wants to take down this out-of-sight outlaw, but the confusing clues aren't adding up. For one man, however, each piece is part of a colossal comeback. The super-villain CAPTAIN BOOMERANG is out to seek revenge against the SCARLET SPEEDSTER! But the super hero knows

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After a series of random robberies, the FLASH's head is whirling at super-speed. He wants to take down this out-of-sight outlaw, but the confusing clues aren't adding up. For one man, however, each piece is part of a colossal comeback. The super-villain CAPTAIN BOOMERANG is out to seek revenge against the SCARLET SPEEDSTER! But the super hero knows “what goes around comes around,” and he’s not about to let this crazy crook spin out of control.

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Children's Literature - Magi Evans
A series of robberies by Captain Boomerang has the Flash stymied. In the first robbery, an armored truck carrying diamonds was the target. The next involved electronic homing devices, and finally high-tech electronics were stolen. Each time, Captain Boomerang also left custom boomerangs behind designed to harm the Flash, but of course he was able to counteract each one. But what is Captain Boomerang up to? And why can't the Flash catch the criminal when he is able to arrive at the crime scene just minutes after it happens? By the fourth robbery, the Flash has part of the answer, but he is surprised by Captain Boomerang's ultimate weapons: diamond prism boomerangs that are invisible and a razor sharp electronic disc that is almost as fast as the Flash. When Captain Boomerang launches his next attack, the Flash is able to speed up his atoms so the disc phases through him, and Captain Boomerang is foiled. Part of the "DC Super Heroes" series, this chapter book is perfect for reluctant readers, or for those transitioning to chapter books. Eye-popping color illustrations, and large print peppered with brightly colored explosive words such as boom!, whoosh!, zing!, and so on, will keep readers who are accustomed to comic books and graphic novels entertained. The glossary at the end is an unusual addition, but vocabulary building for this age group is always encouraged, and the discussion questions and writing prompts are tailor-made for young readers in literature circles. Reviewer: Magi Evans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406236859
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2012

Meet the Author

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where, in his youth, he wrote stories about robots conquering the Moon and trolls lumbering around in the woods behind his parent’s house — and the fact that the trolls were hunting for little boys had nothing to do with Blake’s pesky younger brothers. Later, he moved to Minnesota to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Since graduating, Blake has written more than forty books for children, including retellings of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and the Perseus and Medusa myth. Most recently, he’s working on graphic novels for Sports Illustrated Kids and writing stories about superheroes.

Erik Doescher is a concept artist for Gearbox Software and a professional illustrator. He has freelanced with DC Comics for almost 20 years, in addition to many other licensed properties. He lives in Texas with his wife, five kids, two cats, and two fish.

Mike DeCarlo is a longtime contributor of comic art whose range extends from Batman and Iron Man to Bugs Bunny and Scooby-Doo. He resides in Connecticut with his wife and four children.

Lee Loughridge has been working in comics for more thanfifteen years. He currentlylives in sunny California in a tent on the beach.

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