Comic Squad

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When twelve-year-old Alice Thorton moves to strange and unusual Stone Gully, she finds herself more alone than she's ever been - a tomboy outcast whose only tie to her recently deceased dad is his prized Joe Dakota comic book collection.

The only other person in town who seems to show any interest in this treasure trove is Dwight, a forty-year-old kid and sniveling comic book store owner, who has his own purposes for some of her more rare ...

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Overview

When twelve-year-old Alice Thorton moves to strange and unusual Stone Gully, she finds herself more alone than she's ever been - a tomboy outcast whose only tie to her recently deceased dad is his prized Joe Dakota comic book collection.

The only other person in town who seems to show any interest in this treasure trove is Dwight, a forty-year-old kid and sniveling comic book store owner, who has his own purposes for some of her more rare memorabilia.

He snatches Alice's prized pair of tattered 3-D glasses to go with his own copy of the matching comic book. In a cyclone of color and light that changes him from a flesh and blood man into a two dimensional drawing in the book, he realizes too late that this extremely rare combination actually opens a portal between the comic book world and his own.

With a little help from Alice he finds his way back home, but with unwelcome company. When dastardly Dr. Horror escapes into their sleepy little town, he and his henchman Twitch turn the entire burg on its ear by switching the personality of each adult thanks to a strange blue potion. This chaos buys him some time until he can perfect his ultimate weapon - his mind control potion - uninterrupted. It is a dangerous concoction that the new world and its fascinating elements can finally help him complete, and he has already singled out a target - the man in charge of the town's nuclear power plant.

The new world also makes Dr. Horror stronger and younger by the day. Not so coincidentally it simultaneously steals the strength of his nemesis, the superhero Joe Dakota, the minute he tries to join the kids and subdue the villain. That means it is up to the geeks and the outcasts - a band of misfits, thrown together by their common knowledge of all things comic book - to defeat the bad guy and save their families, their town... and possibly the world.

You used to call them geeks. Prepare to call them heroes.

"Comic Squad" is the fun adventure for kids of all ages that challenges each individual to be their own hero, and to appreciate the unsung heroes we have right in our own family. It's a story about friendship, about family and the inner courage within.

Join Alice and the gang for the first adventure of The Comic Squad, and enjoy the first chapter of the new adventures of the Squad, COMIC LEAGUE: WEB OF DESTRUCTION!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781460941010
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.

Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.

Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, GROUPIE and PICTURE POSTCARDS. Her contemporary, Rubenesque titles have even won her category best-selling distinctions on the All Romance e-Books website.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir. Additionally you can read her essay KISSED BY A MUSE published on the website for Smith Magazine's 2011 project THE MOMENT. It demonstrates how an influential teacher and a spark of creative thinking changed an 11-year-old's perspective in an instant and gave her a passion for a lifetime.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Fun, Funny, and Family Friendly

    Alice Thorton is the new girl in Stone Gully, an outcast in the world of junior high students who have grown up together. She turns to her beloved collection of Joe Dakota comic books for solace, and as a way to remain connected with her deceased father. When Dwight, the local comic book store owner, inadvertently opens a portal between the real world and the animated world of Joe Dakota, it allows the superhero's arch nemesis to escape and begin wreaking havoc on the little community. Can Alice and her band of comic book geeks stop the evil Dr. Horror before he takes control of Stone Gully? Comic Squad is an enjoyable young adult book, full of adventure, humor, and just enough gross-out moments to entertain kids while still endearing their parents. Young and old alike will appreciate the message: being a hero isn't about who you are, it's about what you do.

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