If you like superheroes and especially DC superheroes, you should try some of the (to me) less popular ones, like Green Lantern. And because of the way the Green Lantern is set up, there are literally the possibilities for thousands of different ones. Including kids. We followed the origin story of Tai Pham in Green Lantern: Legacy also by Min Le and Andie Tong. With Green Lantern: Alliance (including Sarah Stern,Carrie Strachan, and Saida Temofonte) we see how Tai is trying to balance school, his home life, his friendships, and being a superhero. Plus, there is a new super in town and she becomes part of the team pretty quickly (but maybe too quickly, and maybe not really completely welcomed by everyone). The story is a traditional superhero story (the bad guys do bad things, good guys win).
It is best if you read books one and two back-to-back because I had forgotten some important information. But in the end this is a fun superhero story with diversity (people of color and superheroes that are squirrels) and friendship ups and downs. Adding other Kid Superheroes to the arc we get to experience the characters we love, but also have fresh new faces and possibilities. The illustrations are typical superhero graphic novel-comic style (glossy, colorful, medium to busy details) and while they are not “out of this world,” they are enjoyable and allow the story to be the focus, with them supporting things.
As with Legacy we end on a cliffhanger and to those who know the Green Lantern background, there is no surprise who shows up, but it might be a surprise to those new to the world of the Green Lanterns.