At first, I almost did not finish this book due in March 2022. I was thinking that Sort of Super was just another kid superhero who has the brain of a grape. One should not be thinking “Dumba$$” about an eleven-year-old/middle school kid. But Wyatt is a dumb dumba$$. I understand not being able to handle his powers or having misunderstandings (we all have had to calibrate to our “other left”), but even a kid should know what a “Muggle Dumbledore” means (not that he has magical powers). And that you “smell like Christmas” is not “it is Christmas.”
However, once the surprise twists entered Eric Gapstur’s graphic novel, then things started to be more likable. This graphic novel is like Hilo by Judd Winick. This is if Hilo was human and had a kid sister and his father was a police officer. There is mystery, villains, bullies and more. Once I was into the story, I was able to like Wyatt and his sister, Adeline.
Once you learn who has stolen the animals, and clues about their mother’s disappearance comes into play, me (the adult) started to get into it. Me (also the adult) enjoyed his sister’s comment/humor about Wyatt’s accident (“Osha is going to have a field day with this place”), but for the most part, the humor is totally “kid jokes.”
The artwork is what sets the final tone. It covers the humor well, with the expressions and graphic novel tools of “surprise lines” and such. Colors are strong, details fit the story by complimenting not overriding the text. This is a good series for ages 8 and up, and I think I will find the sequels when they grace the printed pages.