Bound To Stay Bound

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 Steve L. McEvil (Steve L. McEvil)
 Author: Turnbloom, Lucas P.

 Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 216 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 893853 ISBN: 9780593301432
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Graphic novels
 Supervillains -- Fiction
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.08

Steve has plans to take over his middle school, but when a nefarious villain beats him to the punch, Steve will have to consider doing the most horrific thing of them all: teaming up with good guy Vic Turry to save his school and maybe the entire town! In graphic novel format.

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/23)
   Booklist (05/15/23)

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Booklist - 05/15/2022 Steve L. McEvil might be the son of an out-of-work cartoonist, but he is descended from a long line of the world's greatest super villains. His grandpa was the latest in the family to hold the title until his recent retirement, which has left the crown up for grabs. Young Steve is keen on following in his grandpa's footsteps, but his villainous undertakings run into a road block when Vic Turry, a new kid at school with a strong sense of righteousness, begins foiling all of Steve's evil plans. However, when the two are paired for a school assignment with their classmate, Sierra (Steve's secret crush), they discover a mysterious occurrence that forces Steve to reconsider the life of villainy, all while managing typical sixth-grade worries. Turnbloom's campy cartoon art playfully makes use of classic comic book tropes, like robots, gadgets, and gravity-defying hairstyles, and nicely complements the wry storytelling. Kids who love anything relating to superheroes and supervillains will appreciate this funny, fast-paced comic. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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