Power Lunch, just released last week by Oni Press, is a light-hearted spin on the superhero genre. Joey avoids any food that isn’t white, because colored foods have a strange effect on him—they give him super powers. Written by J. Torres (Alison Dare; Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Dean Trippe (Butterfly), this book is a tasty treat for readers of all ages.
Preview: Power Lunch
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.