Everyday Hero Machine Boy | Preview
Today we have an exclusive first look at a new preview of Everyday Hero Machine Boy, by Irma Kniivila and Tri Vuong, a new middle-grade sci-fi graphic novel from Image Comics and Skybound Studios’ new imprint, Skybound Comet. Comet will publish graphic novels for middle-grade and YA readers, with two other releases planned, Tillie Walden‘s Clementine, Book One, set in the world of The Walking Dead, and Mairghread Scott and Pablo Tunica’s Sea Serpent’s Heir, Book One. Clementine will be out in June, Sea Serpent’s Heir in October, and Everyday Hero Machine Boy in September. Here’s the publisher’s description:
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into the domed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path… until Karate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing more than to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school’s basement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce, Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when his heart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boy wonders if he can be a power for good after all.
Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila create a funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks—can you override your own programming?
Our preview is the first few pages of Chapter 4, in which Machine Boy gets a rather unnerving introduction to high school. Enjoy!
Filed under: All Ages
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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