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Super Sidekicks #3

Trial of Heroes

Gavin Aung Than, Gavin Aung Than (Illustrator)


List Price: 18.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/19/2022)


"Everyone loves an underdog. Super Sidekicks is a WINNER!" --Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling author of the BIG NATE series

Calling fans of Captain Underpants and Hilo! Sidekicks are SUPER in this humor- and action-packed graphic novel series. Expect bugs, well-read dinosaurs, and lots of goo!

The Super Sidekicks just saved the world! And now they've been invited to join HERO: The Heroic Earth Righteousness Organization. It's the most exclusive club for the planet's most famous superheroes. (No big deal!) But before they can become members, they must pass the hardest challenge in the universe--a test so scary only the truly heroic can survive.

"A super side-splitting good time!" --Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood, creators of the REAL PIGEONS series

Praise For Super Sidekicks #3: Trial of Heroes

People are SUPER into the SIDEKICKS!

“Super Sidekicks delivers action, a super side-splitting good time, and proof that heroes can come from anywhere!” —Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood, creators of the Real Pigeons series

“This entertaining series opener charms with bright, full-color illustrations and loads of humor. Easy-to-follow panels and action sequences keep the pages turning, and the setting of sunny Sydney, Australia, is a refreshing departure from Gotham-like locales. . . . Armed with humor and heart, these underdogs are ready to step into the spotlight.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fun read for fans of adventure and superhero graphic novels. . . . embraces friendship, action, and teamwork.” —School Library Journal

“A graphic novel sure to engage young, adventure-loving readers.” —Herald Sun (Melbourne)

“Filled with crazy comic-book fun and adventure. The series is perfect for any young reader who loves a good baddie.” —West Australian

“Goo is my favorite character because he’s really funny. . . . I can’t wait to read the next one!” —Jack, age 8

“These are great books! Even if you aren't a fan of superhero stuff.” —Charlie, age 9 

“These books are the funniest thing ever!” —Brady, age 6

Random House Graphic, 9780593175132, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2022

About the Author

GAVIN AUNG THAN is a freelance cartoonist based in Perth, Australia. His webcomic Zen Pencils, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, Gawker and Brain Pickings, and was named one of the top 100 websites of 2013 by PC Mag. Zen Pencils has also been collected into New York Times bestselling books. His first series for children, Super Sidekicks, grew out of Gavin's long-time obsession with superheroes. Visit and follow @zenpencils to find out more about Gavin and his work.