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The big city is full of Superman sightings, but here in Metropolis Grove? Every kid in this suburb knows that he’s not real…except newcomer Sonia Patel, who convinces her friends Duncan and Alex to believe! When the trio discover a mysterious cave full of Super-memorabilia, they can’t keep it to themselves, and that sets off a school year full of drama and adventure and mo The big city is full of Superman sightings, but here in Metropolis Grove? Every kid in this suburb knows that he’s not real…except newcomer Sonia Patel, who convinces her friends Duncan and Alex to believe! When the trio discover a mysterious cave full of Super-memorabilia, they can’t keep it to themselves, and that sets off a school year full of drama and adventure and more than a few opportunities for a newfound friendship to test its limits. And when they finally figure out the resident of the cave is Bizarro, things get even more out of control!


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The big city is full of Superman sightings, but here in Metropolis Grove? Every kid in this suburb knows that he’s not real…except newcomer Sonia Patel, who convinces her friends Duncan and Alex to believe! When the trio discover a mysterious cave full of Super-memorabilia, they can’t keep it to themselves, and that sets off a school year full of drama and adventure and mo The big city is full of Superman sightings, but here in Metropolis Grove? Every kid in this suburb knows that he’s not real…except newcomer Sonia Patel, who convinces her friends Duncan and Alex to believe! When the trio discover a mysterious cave full of Super-memorabilia, they can’t keep it to themselves, and that sets off a school year full of drama and adventure and more than a few opportunities for a newfound friendship to test its limits. And when they finally figure out the resident of the cave is Bizarro, things get even more out of control!

30 review for Metropolis Grove

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    A comic about three friends building a fort in the woods. Two of the friends don't believe Superman is real while Sonya who just moved there from Metropolis is a huge Superman fan. When they find a mysterious person living in the woods, they think it may be Superman. The story was kind of goofy and it felt unrealistic that kids in the DC universe would think Superman is fake. The art was very cartoony in that way that only works for children's books. Received a review copy from DC and NetGalley. A comic about three friends building a fort in the woods. Two of the friends don't believe Superman is real while Sonya who just moved there from Metropolis is a huge Superman fan. When they find a mysterious person living in the woods, they think it may be Superman. The story was kind of goofy and it felt unrealistic that kids in the DC universe would think Superman is fake. The art was very cartoony in that way that only works for children's books. Received a review copy from DC and NetGalley.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    This particular DC kids book didn't really do it for me, though it definitely has good points. I liked the diverse cast, and the way the friendship trio interacted with each other. But this book is built around a DC character I don't love, and the conspiracy theory that Superman isn't real felt weird to me. This particular DC kids book didn't really do it for me, though it definitely has good points. I liked the diverse cast, and the way the friendship trio interacted with each other. But this book is built around a DC character I don't love, and the conspiracy theory that Superman isn't real felt weird to me.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    DC comic has been working hard on making new kids comic content. One trend they are embracing is the original graphic novel (ogn). They have been putting out a lot of kids ogn and I have to say they’re doing a great job at it. Metropolis Grove is a great kids ogn. Drew Brockington does a wonderful job of writing a fun story about Bizarro. If you know much about my superman tastes, you know I love a good Bizarro story. He’s wants to be just like Superman, but just can’t reach those goals. Metropol DC comic has been working hard on making new kids comic content. One trend they are embracing is the original graphic novel (ogn). They have been putting out a lot of kids ogn and I have to say they’re doing a great job at it. Metropolis Grove is a great kids ogn. Drew Brockington does a wonderful job of writing a fun story about Bizarro. If you know much about my superman tastes, you know I love a good Bizarro story. He’s wants to be just like Superman, but just can’t reach those goals. Metropolis Grove follow three middle school friends as they hang out and discover who they think is superman, only to discover it’s not him. This story is about friendship and helping each other. Friends might not be perfect, but they do have your back when it’s a crisis. This ogn has all the turns you want in a kids comic. We learn a little and have a lot of fun. Plus it’s Bizarro. How can you not want to read about him? He’s the best superman clone out there.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Metropolis Grove is a graphic novel and is written and illustrated by Drew Brockington. Best friends Duncan and Alex are the only two kids living on their block in the small town of Metropolis Grove until things stirs up when Sonia moves in. When middle schooler Sonia moves from urban Metropolis City to suburban Metropolis Grove, she makes fast friends with longtime neighbors Duncan and Alex. As a Metropolis City kid, Sonia's a huge Superman fan – she swears he winked at her once, but Duncan does Metropolis Grove is a graphic novel and is written and illustrated by Drew Brockington. Best friends Duncan and Alex are the only two kids living on their block in the small town of Metropolis Grove until things stirs up when Sonia moves in. When middle schooler Sonia moves from urban Metropolis City to suburban Metropolis Grove, she makes fast friends with longtime neighbors Duncan and Alex. As a Metropolis City kid, Sonia's a huge Superman fan – she swears he winked at her once, but Duncan doesn't believe that he exists. One day, when they adventures in the nearby woods, building a fort, reading comics, and building fires unattended, Sonia hopes that she can persuade Alex of Superman's authenticity, especially when the friends discover a hideout, plastered in Superman posters, that she’s convinced belongs to the famed hero. However, when Sonia realizes that he's a destruction-prone version of the hero with similar powers, she struggles to admit her mistake. Metropolis Grove is written and constructed moderately well. Using earthy pastel colors, Brockington brings Metropolis Grove to life with a keen sense of suburban place and middle school dynamics. Though a reliance on straightforward shots creates visual repetition, the tension between Sonia's desire for friendship and her fear of rejection propels the plot along. All in all, Metropolis Grove is a typical superhero tale with a predictable, fast-paced storyline with likeable characters.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Dulaney

    Drew Brockington, author of the Catstronauts graphic novel series for 3-6th grade, gives readers in that same age group an almost Superman GN choice. Metropolis Grove is a suburb of the city of Metropolis and is home to Alex and Duncan, two middle school friends who love spending time in the woods near their homes. When city girl Sonia moves into the neighborhood, the two begin to teach her the way of the woods. The discovery of a hidden fort, decorated in all-things-Superman, provides the proof Drew Brockington, author of the Catstronauts graphic novel series for 3-6th grade, gives readers in that same age group an almost Superman GN choice. Metropolis Grove is a suburb of the city of Metropolis and is home to Alex and Duncan, two middle school friends who love spending time in the woods near their homes. When city girl Sonia moves into the neighborhood, the two begin to teach her the way of the woods. The discovery of a hidden fort, decorated in all-things-Superman, provides the proof that Sonia needs to convince Duncan that the super hero is real, but things don’t turn out exactly the way the three friends hoped. The plot of Brockington’s newest is simple, the art fabulous, and students in the target age group will enjoy the straight-forward friendship and superhero themes. Good choice for libraries striving to meet the growing demand for graphic novels, but if funds are limited, there may be others with stronger plot and character development. No potentially problematic content, main characters present as white and Middle Eastern, supporting school characters display a variety of skin tones. Thanks for the print ARC, Amazon Vine.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mae

    I received an e-book arc of Metropolis Grove, by Drew Brockington from DC Entertainment group on Netgalley. This is my honest review. I ended up giving the graphic novel a 3 out of 5 stars. It comes out May 4th, 2021. The cute story of friendship is adorable. Alex is my favorite character, she is hilarious and kind. Like in the beginning of the book when her friends were busy in a conversation about if superman is real, and she was having a conversations by herself - it was relatable and funny. T I received an e-book arc of Metropolis Grove, by Drew Brockington from DC Entertainment group on Netgalley. This is my honest review. I ended up giving the graphic novel a 3 out of 5 stars. It comes out May 4th, 2021. The cute story of friendship is adorable. Alex is my favorite character, she is hilarious and kind. Like in the beginning of the book when her friends were busy in a conversation about if superman is real, and she was having a conversations by herself - it was relatable and funny. This graphic novel is for young readers, so it's a pretty simple storyline, but it was still enjoyable to read. The art style is adorable. And it was a good length of pages, they didn't linger on any parts for too long.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    This is cute. A little on the pointless side, with nothing really in the way of character growth; but we might learn a little about friendship . . . maybe. I don't know. My biggest problem was actually the wall of Superman villains, at least two of them were from Flash's Rogues Gallery. This was cute and an easy enough read. This is cute. A little on the pointless side, with nothing really in the way of character growth; but we might learn a little about friendship . . . maybe. I don't know. My biggest problem was actually the wall of Superman villains, at least two of them were from Flash's Rogues Gallery. This was cute and an easy enough read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Rating: 3.5 Cute graphic novel.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andréa

    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Megan Mann

    Super, super fun. Really enjoyed it. Great, quick middle grade graphic from DC. It’s all about friendship and fun with a little splash of DC character familiarity. We love to see it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    Good story related to DC characters without being overly involved in the DC narrative

  12. 4 out of 5

    LS Johnson

    Good beginner anti/superhero GN

  13. 4 out of 5

    JoAnne

    Super fun graphic novel about friendship and being true to yourself.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Meredith Ann

    ARC courtesy of NetGalley.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Brockington's very cute illustration style is put to great use here, but I thought it lacked some of his usual humor. Brockington's very cute illustration style is put to great use here, but I thought it lacked some of his usual humor.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Smith

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brandon Kinsey

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

  19. 5 out of 5

    jacky

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sierra Dertinger

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sakib

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Banks

  23. 5 out of 5

    Matt Piechocinski

  24. 5 out of 5

    Josh Newhouse

  25. 4 out of 5

    Erin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

  27. 4 out of 5

    Megan

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cerrig

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie Thomas

  30. 4 out of 5

    James Maloney

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