Thursday, September 27, 2012

Top of the Heap!

Monday's Riddle unmasked our theme this week, and Lizzy took us on a power trip with her review of Powerless by Matthew Cody. Friday, we will be hosting an interview with V.L. Burgess, author of the swashbuckling new middle grade book, The Mapmaker's Sons. We will be giving away one advance paperback copy of this great new adventure, which will be hitting bookshelves in October, so be sure to check back!

What could possibly be more fun than losing yourself in the fantastical world of superhero comic books? The stories are amazing and always so intertwined, and it's fun to think about what it would be like to have certain powers to share with a group of friends. We've enjoyed chatting about this together, and are excited to share our thoughts on this topic with all of you!

This week's top of the heap: Super heros!  ⚡

Fairday: Another easy one for me! There are so many completely awesome powers, and amazing characters, but of them all- I always pick Storm from the X-Men. I think it would be fantastic to be able to summon up a thunderstorm or raise the wind; call off the rain, or lift the fog. How cool to have Mother Nature on your side! Sometimes I try to control the weather-  and, once in a blue moon, I swear it works! : ) ~ F

Lizzy: For me, I have to go with Wonder Woman. I know she's a little old school, but she's also a warrior princess from the Amazon! She had those bullet-deflecting gold bracelets, and the invisible plane. Also, my favorite superhero contraption, the golden lasso, which is unbreakable and forces people to obey and tell the truth when bound with it- how much would you love to have one of those?

Here is the synopsis of the story of the Wonder Woman T.V. series - fascinating! ~ L

Wonder Woman TV Series Synopsis (Wikipedia) 

During World War II, American pilot Major Steve Trevor bails out during an air battle over the Bermuda Triangle, location of Paradise Island. The island is home to the Amazons: beautiful, ageless women with great strength, agility, and intelligence. Amazon princess Diana rescues the handsome Trevor and helps nurse him back to health. Her mother, the amazon queen, decrees that Olympic style games shall be held to select one Amazon to return Trevor back the America, but she forbids her daughter, Diana, the princess, to participate. Diana stated that since she is not allowed to participate, she does not want to be present for the games and will take a retreat to the other side of the island. The games are held with participants wearing numbers, and a blond amazon wearing a mask... read more.

28 comments:

  1. I didn't realize Wonder Woman was a warrior princess from the Amazon! That's perfect. No wonder I loved her as a kid.

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    1. Barbara- I love learning new things! Wonder Woman rocks! ~L

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  2. Loved both your choices. I also didn't know that Wonder Woman was a warrior princess from the Amazon!

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    1. Sharon- Thanks! I am so happy we could share a lesser known fact about Wonder Woman! She is amazing :) ~L

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  3. Well I am dating myself here...I used to watch Linda Carter run in those boots and lasso the bad guys. I had no idea she was an Amazon princess and such! I like Storm from X files as well! I however would be summoning up a bunch of warm days in winter here!

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    1. Heidi- Linda Carter was amazing as Wonder Woman! I loved watching her and wanted to be her. I even had the Underroos and thought I was her when I was little. I like your idea for Storm! :) ~Stephanie

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  4. Love Wonder Woman! We need that movie to happen, Christopher Nolan style, ASAP. :-D

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    1. E.J.- Wonder Woman- yeah! Definitely would love the movie version. Great suggestion! ~L

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  5. I've already wrote before that I love sidekicks more. Robin is the best for me (all of them).
    If I had to pick a superhero then I would obviously have to pick Batman (:

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    1. Adriana- I think it is awesome that you like sidekicks the best! They certainly help get the job done! Robin is a great pick and so is Batman. ~L

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  6. Personally I thought Linda Carter was beautiful and made a fabulous Wonder Woman.

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    1. Bish- I totally agree! Beautiful! ~L

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  7. Back when Wonder Woman was on TV (yeah, I'm THAT old), I always wanted to look like Linda Carter (dreams are free!).

    Now Storm, that would be so much fun!!! After the crazy weather of the last few years, I'd enjoy having Mother Nature on my side (for ONCE lol) <3

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    1. M.A.D- I wanted to be Linda Carter/Wonder Woman, too! I thought she was just awesome. I think you could benefit from having some control over Mother Nature- especially considering all of the nature events you have had going on recently! ~Stephanie

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  8. Linda Carter was beautiful and those brilliant blue eyes and black hair combo did make her a stand out Wonder Woman.

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    1. Anna- The blue eyes and black hair were very stunning! ~L

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  9. It has to be Wonder Woman for me too. She was amazing and very beautiful.

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  10. Such happy memories I also loved WW as a girl. As for X-Men, my favourite has to be Nightcrawler as I love his vulnerable side.

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    1. Petty- Wonder Woman is cool and powerful. I also like your pick of Nightcrawler! Thanks for letting us know your thoughts. :) ~L

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  11. I loved Wonder Woman when I was a kid. Still do, actually.

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  12. Love love love the lovely Wonder Woman...but I loved Cat Woman, too...

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    1. Patty- Cat Woman is great, too! :) ~L

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  13. I didn't catch up with the Wonder Woman frenzy but Storm I remember. She was very cool despite her name ...!

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    1. Claudine- Glad to have another Storm fan. :) ~F

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  14. Wonder Woman has always been one of my favorite heroes. She was so strong and believed in herself. And who wouldn't want to look like her in that costume?

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    1. Donna- She does have it all! :) ~Stephanie

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