Steven Lee, a 14 year-old Chinese-American kid on his first trip to Hong Kong, left his tour group in the middle of a museum to follow a strange woman through a mysterious door. He had no idea that doing so would end up with him being Tiger, filled with all the powers of that Sign, and allied against a criminal mastermind named Maxwell, who embodies the power of Dragon. Steven finds himself part of a frantic search for the four Zodiac powers that had escaped Maxwell's control. But finding the four--in France, South Africa, Ireland, and the states, is only the first step. The four new recruits and Steven must learn to work as a team, and master their powers....before Maxwell can capture them, and use their powers for his own nefarious purposes.
It is a heck of a fun fast read--I very much enjoyed the whole finding and recruiting and getting to know each member of the team, and seeing how their Zodiac powers manifest (in very cool ways!). And it has just tons of appeal for any young reader who thrills to ordinary teens granted supernatural gifts and caught up in a wild and dangerous adventure. I myself started this one by reading it out loud to my eleven-year-old, and he was quickly and irrevocably hooked--this is a great one for 11-13 year olds (the whole "building a team" part seems to me an especially middle-grade friendly theme). The frequent illustrations add to the kid-friendliness, especially for those who like to see the action for themselves!
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About the Creative Team:
Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. He is also the Chairman & Chief Creative officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA.
Stuart Moore has been a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent writing includes Civil War, the first in a new line of prose novels from Marvel Comics, The Art of Iron Man 3 (Marvel, with Marie Javins); and THE 99, a multicultural super hero comic from Teshkeel.
Andie Tong has worked on titles for various franchises, including Tron: Betrayal, Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes, Smallville, Wheel of Time, TMNT, Masters of the Universe, and Starship Troopers, working for companies such as Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Panini, Dark Horse, and Dynamite Entertainment, as well as commercial illustrations for numerous advertising agencies including Nike, Universal, CBS, Mattel, and Habsro. When he gets the chance, Andie concept designs for various companies, and also juggles illustration duties on a range of children's picture storybooks for Harper Collins. Malaysian born, Andie migrated to Australia at a young age, and then moved to London in 2005. In 2012, he journeyed back to Asia and currently resides in Singapore with this wife and daughter.
Disclaimer: Review copy & prizing provided by Disney Enterprises, Inc.