Hardie Grant Egmont, the publishers that brought you the Go Girl and Zac Power series, has just released an exciting new graphic novel series for young readers. Super Baddies is a comic-style series all about heroes and villains, but instead of being all about the goodies, these books are all about the baddies. The first book, Baddies vs. Goodies introduces you to the characters and the world that they live in. You meet Giant Boy, Scorcher, Sand Storm, Mean Streak, Frosty, Bad Mads, and my favourite, Piranha Face. So far there are two books in the series, Baddies vs. Goodies and When Robots Go Bad, but there are more to come and each one focuses on a different Baddie.
They’re a great way to hook readers in to graphic novels, because they’re bright, fun, and easy to read. Simon Swingler’s cartoon-style illustrations will really appeal to young readers. He doesn’t make the pages too busy, so it’s easy enough for younger children to follow the story. Those kids that like Zac Power will surely love this series, and they’ll hook those kids that supposedly ‘hate reading.’ The covers are eye-catching and kids will be lining up to get their hands on them. Baddies vs. Goodies even has the added extra of a super test you can take to figure out if you’re a Baddie or a Goodie.
Meet Scorcher, the Baddie featured in Baddies vs. Goodies:
Go out and grab the Super Baddies series for the little Baddie in your life. Book 1 and 2 are available now.