Read what people are saying about books by Chris Giarrusso!
“The world needs a hero like G-Man.”
– Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints
"G-MAN is funny! Really, really funny! You know how hard it is to make a funny book? Believe me, plenty hard! I should probably encourage you to buy a copy, but honestly, I don’t need the competition."
– Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules
"With abundant dry humor and zinging one-liners, [The G-MAN Super Journal: Awesome Origins] doubles as a metanarrative about superhero comics, with several layers of depth. While there is some relatively sophisticated language and quips, younger readers will still be able to access the story, which is written in a diary format, and illustrated with sharp drawings."
—Jenna Lanterman, School Library Journal, formerly at The Calhoun School and Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City
"Awesome Origins has genuine drama, lots of humor, and a whole bunch of hero/villain action. Its intended audience is readers seven to twelve years old, but I found it meaty enough for older readers. This book is worth seeking out. I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series as well."
—Tony Isabella, Creator of Black Lightning, Misty Knight, and Tigra!
"Giarrusso does an especially fine job of depicting ordinary school life and getting inside the head of his protagonist. In short, The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins is a whole lot of fun that any kid should enjoy."
– Steve Bennett, ICv2
"Here is an absolute delight, a volume that will be shelved with children’s titles, but should definitely be sought out by superhero lovers of any age. The visual style is completely charming, creating an amusingly detailed world that young readers can explore over and over."
– Publisher’s Weekly
"[A]n excellent introduction to the joys of superheroes without much of the violence or adult themes that can go along with them. The emphasis here is on fun. The bright colors and easy to follow story and visuals are both suitable for the youngest readers, with enough homages and allusions to other superheroes to give a wink and a nudge to the adult reader who might have to read this book aloud."
"[Cape Crisis] is fantastic. It’s got all the charm you’d expect from Giarrusso’s work, but it also manages to pull off being a sweeping (and appropriately silly) super-hero story at the same time that makes it one of the titles that’s truly good for all ages."
– Chris Sims, Comics Alliance
"Giarrusso has a kid-friendly sarcastic wit which will resonate with readers ages 8 and up. To make things even more fun, Giarrusso’s humor is just the right kind of juvenile. For the multitude of boys who do want to read superhero comics — and for their parents and older siblings who want to read them also — this is a great pick. A fun new superhero title that brings some freshness to the world of kids’ graphic novels."
– Snow Wildsmith, School Library Journal
"This is definitely one of the most fun graphic novels dealing with superheroes I have read in a long time. The artwork is too cool and the stories are hilarious"
– Blackheart Bill, Boys Rule, Boys Read
G-MAN: COMING HOME is every bit as good as G-MAN: LEARNING TO FLY and G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS. Which is to say, terrific.
— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) June 23, 2013
"I just read G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS — it was terrific!"
"Having recently read G-Man: Cape Crisis by Chris Giarrusso, I bought a copy of the first volume, G-Man: Learning to Fly, from him, and enjoyed it just as much as I did the second one. A delightful all-ages book."
– Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Avengers, Iron Man, Marvels, Thunderbolts, JLA, Superman, Shockrockets, and tons more!
"[F]illed with humor that both adults and kids will get something out of. In particular, the interactions between G-Man and his brother Great Man are hysterical, and very familiar to any of us with siblings. The art is fantastic"
– Brian LeTendre, Secret Identity
"Cute, funny, insightful, and wonderfully illustrated, the series is everything that a comic book should be. If you have a youngster who you want to get into comics, put one of these comics in his or her hands. They will love it, and thank you for turning them onto this extremely entertaining series."
"[W]hat really makes this series work is the delightful dialogue as well as the interplay between all of the characters. Giarrusso has a great ear for dialogue and utilizes it to his advantage. If you aren’t reading this comic, you should."
– Robert J. Sodaro, Is Nothing Sacred?
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