Power Lunch Book 1: First Course
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Power Lunch Book 1: First Course

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Joey is a sickly looking kid who's been raised to believe that he's allergic to pretty much everything with a hue. His mother has him on a strict diet that avoids a huge list of food - anything that isn't white is off the table - literally. Why the restrictive diet? Well, it turns out every food gives Joey a different super power Lunch time just got a whole lot crazier
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Oni Press (first published October 25th 2011)
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Andy Shuping
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Joey may look like your average kid, but he most definitely is not. First of all he only eats white foods, so if he eats an egg, bye bye Mr. Yolk. Why does he only eat white food? Well...if he eats anything else he develops a different super power! Flying, running fast, and more. So who wouldn't want these cool powers? And will Joey survive this new school with them?

OK clearly I'm not the right age range for this book, but that's actually one of the problems with this s...more
If Joey eats food with color he gains super powers. This means he's constantly having to switch schools, so this time he's sticking with white foods...until his new friend gets picked on by the school bully. He can't just let his friend be picked on after all.

Love the illustrations and I thought the concept was a lot of fun. It's clearly gearing up for Joey to be a superhero but I can't wait for more details.
The concept is simple in this short graphic novel. Whenever Joey eats any food with color, his superpowers emerge. This allows him to deal with a very simplistic portrayal of school bullying. The whole book seemed to be leading up to a nutrition campaign message. Its a quick read that does not explore the superpower aspect nearly enough. However, this is only the first course.
Joey has to watch what he eats because certain food give him super powers. The art is gorgeous, colorful, and skillfully designed, makes this a standout book. The story is short, but great. Looking forward to what they do in the sequel.
Serviceable GN with a kid super hero vibe and lunch motif. Fun enough.
Very cute, abrupt ending.
cute, for lower ages.
Abraham Ray
nice graphic novel!
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