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Primer : a superhero graphic novel / written by Jennifer Muro & Thomas Krajewski ; art by Gretel Lusky ; letters by Wes Abbott.

Muro, Jennifer, (author.). Krajewski, Thomas, (author.). Lusky, Gretel, (illustrator.). Abbott, Wes, (letterer.).
Series: Primer ; 1

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G MUR (Text) 33500013283064 New Checked out 11/06/2020
Moorhead Public Library J G MUR (Text) 33500013283072 New Checked out 11/04/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781401296575
  • ISBN: 1401296572
  • Physical Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Cover title.
"DC: graphic novels for kids"--Back cover.
Summary, etc.:
"While living with her latest set of foster parents, Ashley Rayburn mistakenly applies some found body paints which give her a wide range of special powers, but soon the military discovers what happened to their secret weapon and this puts Ashley and her newfound family and friends in danger."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 DC Comics.
Grades 4-6 DC Comics.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1
    Daughter of a hard-bitten thief, Ashley is a ward of the state with a cagey, self-possessed attitude. Prospective foster parents Kitch and Yuka Nolan are willing to take a chance, though, and things seem to be clicking, especially with Kitch, who shares Ashley's love for making art. That's until Ashley stumbles onto her new mom's secret: Yuka's a scientist who has invented a selection of body paints developed from superhero DNA, which, when applied, can imbue a fantastic array of color-coded superpowers. Afraid of how the military will use them, Yuka steals them, only to have them stolen from her by Ashley, who now becomes the city's newest amateur superhero: Primer. Adding a few clever twists to a familiar story in our superhero-saturated times, Primer may be more satisfying than it is surprising, but its animated faces, buoyant colors, and swooping action sequences strike a spot-on visual tone for middle-grade readers. Ashley's struggle to navigate emotional relationships with both her foster parents and her incarcerated father also makes for an interestingly plucky and not uncomplicated protagonist. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Since 2004, Tom Krajewski has been writing animation for Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., the BBC, and Cartoon Network. Titles he has worked on include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Iron Man, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, and The Fairly OddParents. He is also the head writer on the Netflix series Buddy Thunderstruck.

Jennifer Muro is the writer of the Lucasfilm series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. She's also written for Justice League Action, DC Super Hero Girls, Marvel's Spider-Man, and is currently working on Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina series.

Gretel Lusky is a character designer and visual development artist for animation. Primer is her debut graphic novel.

She loves animals, mermaids, tattoos, poetry, nature, fantasy, traveling, and superheroes.

Subject: Foster parents > Comic books, strips, etc.
Families > Comic books, strips, etc.
Painting > Comic books, strips, etc.
Artists > Comic books, strips, etc.
Ability > Comic books, strips, etc.
Ability > Fiction.
Superheroes > Fiction.
Foster children > Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Foster parents.
Graphic novels.
United States.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comics.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comics.

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