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A new graphic novel for middle-grade featuring all original content and characters found here in Anti/Hero!

As if middle-school wasn't tough enough, two students who are sworn enemies run into big problems when a freaky event makes them switch places! Now they must work together if they want their old lives back, but the journey of being in someone else's shoes may bring so
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 14th 2020 by DC Comics
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Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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A little young but super cute. This graphic novel is about two girls with opposite problems-- one with a big family struggling to match academic expectations, who is very physical; the other with a small family, struggling with financial problems and lack of coordination.



I thought this was an interesting take on the superhero genre because it is so targeted towards young girls and the problems they face. To the point where the superhero
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Chad
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
This was comics for kids done right. Piper and Sloane are polar opposites. Piper has super strength and moonlighting as a superhero. Sloane is super-smart using her powers as a thief to help make ends meet from her mother. They come across a device that causes a body switch and chaos ensues. It's a good way for each character to grow in that middle school book way. I'd gladly hand this off to any middle schooler that's looking for something entertaining to read.

Maca Gil's art is vibrant and clea
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Devann
actual rating: 3.5

I'm really enjoying this series of middle grade comics from DC. They're all really fun and the art is always really colorful and gorgeous. I'm not sure if these characters have any basis in other DC titles or if they were created just for this but it was overall a cute and fun story that was a lot of fun to read. I did get a bit confused towards the end when they did not switch back as soon as they could have, but still really enjoyed it.
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Mefab✨
Sep 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best graphic novels I have read so far❤️
Christine
I love this. I completely love this.

The story is about two middle school girls who come from different backgrounds, yet find they have some things in common.

There is such wonderful human in this. I love the different body shapes. I love the different skill sets. I love the friendship. I just love this.
Brittany
I’m not going to lie when I say that both my children rushed to get their hands on this book before I even got it out of the envelope. Not only is this a visually stunning book, but it tackles some great aspects of early teenage life that will help your young teen (or pre-teen) understand their own struggles. Sloane and Piper are two very different girls, who grew up completely different lives, yet are brought together in a most astonishing way. While they both are struggling to be a hero, they ...more
L. McCoy
SUPER FAST REVIEW:
I liked this a bit more than some might expect me to!
It’s a fun Freaky Friday type story but with superhero-y stuff. The artwork is very cartoony, colorful and fun. The characters are surprisingly interesting and there’s a lot of kid friendly but still exciting action throughout.
The humor... I dunno, maybe it works better for kids, as an adult reading this I thought the jokes were rather cheesy. The villains are in all honesty kinda lame. The story is very predictable (keep in
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Lost in Book Land
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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It's Tuesday but it definitely does not feel like a Tuesday. I have set myself a routine but it still does not feel like a Tuesday. Anyhow the other night I stayed up way too late (because I had work kind of early in the morning) reading the graphic novel Anti/Hero it came in the mail a few weeks ago. The cover is so appealing and colorful I just kept staring at it on my bookcase and I finally gave in and picked it up (I have been wanting to for a while but I kept telling myself, fi
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Cale
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Like the others in this series, this is very much aimed at YA audiences, and only dabbles in the shallow end of DC canon (it takes place in Gotham, and Bruce Wayne figures into the plot a bit). Instead, we've got a reluctant villain and a clumsy hero-in-training who end up getting body swapped and learn the value of friendship and trust as they try to set things right. It sounds a little trite written like that, but it actually is pretty sweet, and manages to touch on some good topics with a def ...more
Laura
Yes, body swapping has been done before, and yes the characters always learn something about themselves, and the person they swapped with.

But, trust me, this one works, and is fun, and cute, and clever.

Another one of DCs series of middle-grade fiction, set in the world of DC characters, but not overwhelmed by them. For example, in this one, Bruce Wayne makes an appearance, but it isn't critical to the outcome of the story.

Both the good guy and the bad guy (or gal in this case) are likable, and
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Jena
Aug 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: dc-comics
3.5/5

This is a very sweet story about a hero and a villain who swap bodies and are forced to work together to undo this mistake. This is a great story for children/teens as it talks extensively about different kinds of talents and worth (e.g., one character isn't good at test-taking but excels at sports) as well learning to empathize with other people. I also really enjoyed the art, it was so cute and really suited the story. The artist also did a great job of having characters wear certain hair
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Elysian Fields
Nov 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
How cute is this story?! I like the idea of good vs evil and the shades of grey that implies so when I saw this story was similar I had to pick it up. The story is about two middle school aged girls who are both heroes and antiheros. I loved that the reasons for their choices and the fun action this story had within it's pages. This is an exciting story as well as one with a great message.

I also loved the diversity in the characters, cultures and the way these were realistically represented. I
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Amy
Cute, light middle-grade graphic novel in the DC Universe about two junior-high supers (one who wants to be a super hero and one who is already a decent villain/thief) who trade bodies accidentally and have to learn how to appreciate each other and accept themselves. Decent diversity and great matriarchs as a bonus.
Yursa Tahir
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was fun
Annie
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was so adorable and wholesome I want to own a physical copy of this. Also the illustrations are fab fab fabulous and I’m in love with this little middle grade comic 🤷‍♀️ it is the cutest thing
Amanda
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought most of the story was cute. The way the grown-ups were involved was kind of annoying and a little unconvincing, but I liked the story for the most part.
Artemis
An absolutely delightful and splendid DC kids' comic.

I've read three 2020 mini graphic novels from DC "for kids" this week: 'Anti/Hero', 'Diana: Princess of the Amazons', and 'Primer'. I enjoyed them all - hooray for diversity and young superheroines kicking arse! - but 'Anti/Hero' might be my favourite. It's got such fantastic characters, character development, a practically perfect pace, brilliant and creative action, and the artwork serves to make it all remind me of a fresh-faced Saturday mo
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Lata
3.5 stars. What starts as Freaky Friday in East Gotham with young superheroes becomes kind of sweet by the end as the two 13-year old protagonists, Piper Pájaro and Sloane MacBrute, initially just classmates by day and enemies by night, switch bodies and lives because of a malfunctioning gadget that Sloane stole for her evil grandfather, head of the MacBrute gang.
The two girls have to learn to work together, and more importantly, respect one another, so they can return themselves to their origin
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Alan
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
All right, I might be rating this a shade too high. You know what? Nothing wrong with a light, frothy read (as in the froth in a well made mocha) on a day like today (where I should not have gone into work). Also, I want to give DC credit for trying to branch out, a little bit, into the OGN middle grade field that is, IMO, pretty much dominated by manga.

While most of the entries have been AU spins, or much like AU, on their traditional characters here DC puts out two brand new characters. Piper
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Angela Resendez
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When your 11 year old daughter beats you to finishing a graphic novel because she stole it and read it TWICE before being willing to give it back! And then your son tries to steal it while you are reading it! That is how you know you found a winner!

Fans of the DC Universe will fall in love with the characters in "Anti/Hero." Readers get two stories intertwined to create one amazing and relatable tale of super girls overcoming super odds to beat a common foe. Oh, and gain a not so common friends
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Eric
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of fun. Lighter than some superhero fare I’ve read but written with skill, not lacking for emotion and conflict, and very enjoyable.
Parker J
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was cute!
Adriana
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wish I could have had graphic novels like Anti/Hero when I was in middle school. I too, loved the animated Batman of the 90's, but comics were foreign to me at that age. I enjoyed the contrasting lives and how much Piper and Sloane learned through their switched lives. Beautifully colored, with fun illustrations. ...more
Steven
Great book set in a Gotham suburb I read with my eight year old last night. Solid characters & setting that touch on but don’t rely upon the Bat Mythos & all its baggage. Two girls from very different circumstances & motivations become better for learning from each other.
Dan
Oct 28, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars this was okay. I had higher expectations for it. But this was kinda cheesy and immature even for a YA.
Xanthe
I did not realize this story was actually set in the DC/Batman universe until after I was well into it, which was a surprise since usually that aspect is pretty hyped in the blurb, etc. But for once, I thought the Batman connection was used sparingly enough, as background only, and didn't affect the story or make you wonder why they bothered with this particular story. And this story was super cute and enjoyable, told between two young teens/tweens who have family backgrounds that inspire them t ...more
Heydi Smith
This is a fantastic graphic novel. I only wish it was longer. This great story highlights two budding superheroes on opposite sides of the schism, or are they? How could these two ever learn to work together when their priorities are directly opposed? Well, a body swap might do it.

I wish there were more additions to this epic beginning.
Mateen Mahboubi
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A fun, colourful middle-grade comic book featuring super heroes (or maybe villains) in training. Fun for all ages and even includes a Batman cameo. There's some decent commentary and addressing class issues and coming together with different types of families that makes this a bit more than just a basic fluffy teen superhero book. ...more
Kylie Sparks
Super adorable middle grade graphic novel about two girls who are opposites and don't like each other very much. Until they end up switching places and being forced to work together. I've always been a fan of the switching places plot. It did make it a little hard at times to figure out who was who. But, a totally enjoyable story about friendship with action and adventure. ...more
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