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Power Lunch Book 1: First Course

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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
Sep 19, 2011 Andy Shuping rated it it was ok
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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
May 11, 2016 Cara rated it liked it
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Joey is the new 'weird' kid at school. He only eats white food, and his one new friend, the old 'weird' kid wants to know why. So Joey lets him in on the secret. When he eats food with color, he gets super powers. Cool, right? Not if you have to keep it a secret, but Joey manages just fine.
Candace Worrell
Sep 01, 2016 Candace Worrell rated it really liked it
Power Lunch: First Course by J. Torres & Dean Trippe
Joey is the new weird kid at school. His refusal to eat anything that isn’t white draws the attention of the old weird kid at school, Jerome. They bond over being outcasts and Joey soon reveals that he’s switched schools many times and it has to do with his aversion to food that isn’t white. Colored food momentarily gives him super hero powers. These super powers come in handy the next time Jerome encounters the school bully, Bug, and Joey
Aug 27, 2015 Carissa rated it really liked it
A superhero who gets different superpowers from every food that he eats unless the food is white (white food he can eat with no unusual side effects). This book deals with bullying and healthy eating. Interesting note--the illustrations of the protagonist appear somewhat gender neutral (although he does use the boys' restroom, is referred to at least once as a male pronoun and is on the boys' soccer team). Book 2 in this series is also good (and deals with similar themes).
Ming Siu
Dec 31, 2014 Ming Siu rated it it was ok
It's got a fun concept, and would be good for little kids. But it was kind of dull for this adult.
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.
Jan 24, 2012 Donna rated it liked it
Shelves: children
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.
Mar 26, 2012 Dru rated it liked it
Shelves: j-graphic-novel
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.
Feb 24, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it
Serviceable GN with a kid super hero vibe and lunch motif. Fun enough.
Dec 19, 2011 Joshua rated it really liked it
Very cute, abrupt ending.
Jun 14, 2013 Stacey rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
cute, for lower ages.
Abraham Ray
May 01, 2015 Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing
nice graphic novel!
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Comic book writer whose credits include the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare, the YALSA listed Days Like This and Lola: A Ghost Story, as well as Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go, which garnered him a Shuster Award.
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