DC takes on a Freaky Friday twist in ANTI/HERO, an original story from authors Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta, alongside artist Maca Gil. Quinn and Lunetta make their graphic novel and middle-grade debut to introduce two new and exciting DC characters!
Perfect for middle-school readers ages 8-12, ANTI/HERO explores what makes a hero, how one can find friendship where it’s unexpected, and how a shift in perspective can lead to new discoveries about yourself and those around you. This empowering graphic novel also interweaves in themes about heroism, bravery, inner strength, perseverance, and the importance of family and friendships.
Piper Pájaro and Sloane MacBrute are two 13-year-old girls with very different lives but very similar secrets. On the surface, Piper and Sloane are polar opposites — while popular Piper excels in gymnastics and has superhuman strength, friendless genius Sloane is the smartest kid in school and has an army of drones that she designed to do her bidding. Piper turns to heroism to prove herself to her parents, while Sloane turns to villainy to help her mother pay the bills. But after Sloane steals a mysterious device on an important mission, the girls fight over the gadget, which goes haywire and switches their bodies Freaky Friday style. Piper and Sloane will have to learn to survive in each other’s shoes until they can figure out how to switch back!
Kate Karyus Quinn & Demitria Lunetta’s Inside Scoop!
“We loved writing this fun superhero book with two very relatable characters who are very different on the surface but actually have a lot in common underneath. Maca has done an incredible job translating our vision to the page and adding her own special style. It was a magical moment when we saw the first sketches she made for our characters – she made them come to life! We hope readers feel the same way we do about Piper and Sloane and enjoy walking a mile in their shoes as they walk a mile in each other’s shoes.”
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