Saturday, May 19, 2012

Batman: Super-Villains Striked + Giveaway

Batman: Super-Villains Strike by Michael Teitelbaum, April 24, 2012. 144 pages. Published by Starscape. Source: Publisher.
Batman’s instincts tell him that Catwoman, The Riddler, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy are all involved. But how could that be? They are all behind bars at Arkham Asylum. Batman knows these super-villains would never agree to work together…or would they?
Is a copycat criminal to blame? How could one person be in all these places at once? Follow the clues with Batman and then make your own choices for how the story will go. Can you help Batman solve this mystery? Will you be able to put the criminal—or criminals—behind bars and save Gotham City from chaos?
First Sentence:
You are Batman.
Do you have what it takes to be Batman and solve mystery? I totally forgot just how awesome a choose-your-fate adventure can be, especially when done well.

Part of what makes Batman: Super-Villains Strike such an interesting read is that you get to choose how Batman will react to what is going on in the book and see if you can maneuver him through the various twists and turns of the plot, all while trying to solve the crimes taking place throughout the book. It was definitely fun and interesting way to introduce Batman to a younger generation while giving them a chance to be the Caped Crusader.
Being a pretty big fan of Batman, I was quite surprised and excited when Batman: Super-Villains Strike arrived in the post. Excited because not only was it Batman but it was also one of those choose-your-fate reads, even so, both points would have been moot if the writing and story-telling of Michael Teitelbaum had not pulled me into the story. So, while this is, again, aimed at younger readers the writing is excellent and the puzzles are just hard enough to make you think.

The plot was definitely one of the highlights of the book. I was, in short, intrigue as to how the villains were out causing mischief in Gotham when they were supposed to be safely locked away in Arkham, plus I loved the reveal of how they were out gallivanting around.

While I may not be one for writing in a book, I found this to be an incredible fun and quick read. One of the things that made this such a fun book would have to be the puzzles and problems that one had to solve to move forward with the investigation. Even though this book is aimed at readers 8-12 years of age, I think Batman: Super-Villains Strike is one that all readers and fans of Batman will find enjoyable.

Batman: Super-Villains Strike is just too good and too short for there to be anything to not like about.

Final Verdict: Batman: Super-Villains Strike an absolutely fun story that puts you in Batman's shoes. Loved it.

Batman: Super-Villains Strike earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.

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  1. I loved choose your own adventure books and mysteries as a kid and we love superheroes- I think I will check this out for my daughter!


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