G-Man Vol. 1: Learning To Fly

July 6, 2009 | Comics

G-Man Vol. 1: Learning To Fly
Chris Giarrusso
Image Comics
$9.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

G-Man is the greatest kid super-hero around — just don’t ask him to display his bullet-dodging skills.
Chris Giarrusso, creator of the popular comic strip Mini Marvels (featuring the kid versions of all your favourite Marvel superstars), brings the laughs with this original series focused on Mikey, an average kid who fashions a magic blanket into a magic cape and takes to the skies as G-Man.

Alongside his brother, Dave, who uses one of the blanket scraps as a magic belt to become Great Man (hence the matcing Gs on their costumes) and a host of other young heroes, G-Man has wild adventures at Sunnyside Superhero Summer camp (including a rather unfortunate performance during bullet-dodging drills), goes toe-to-toe with Evergreen, the deranged living Christmas tree and even takes a wild trip to Dimension-X.

This nice mix of multi-page story arcs and one-page gags is a great starter book for young comic readers, who’ll appreciate the slapstick, as well as providing lots of chuckles for long-time devotees who’ll appreciate Giarrusso’s wry sense of humour and tongue-in-cheek take on super-hero stereotypes.

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