Power Lunch Book 1: First Course
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Power Lunch Book 1: First Course

by
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  8 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)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Power Lunch Book 1, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Power Lunch Book 1

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-28 of 33)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Andy Shuping
ARC provided by netGalley

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
Rosa
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.
Donna
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.
Dru
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.
Amanda
Serviceable GN with a kid super hero vibe and lunch motif. Fun enough.
Joshua
Very cute, abrupt ending.
Stacey
cute, for lower ages.
Abraham Ray
nice graphic novel!
Rachel
Rachel added it
Sep 22, 2014
Mike
Mike marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2014
Benjamin Thornton
Benjamin Thornton marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2013
Hnearpass
Hnearpass marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2012
Dayna
Dayna marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2012
Karin
Karin added it
Feb 20, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
621
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.
More about J. Torres...
Into the Woods (BIGFOOT Boy #1) Teen Titans Go!, Volume 1: Truth, Justice, Pizza! Days Like This Jinx Teen Titans Go!, Volume 2: Heroes on Patrol

Share This Book