The fourth chapter showcases power. We just talked about this yesterday in church, and this comic is pretty great for explaining the power of God through Jesus, and the power of Prayer. This is probably Mr. B's favorite chapter.
Chapter five is one of my favorites. It is about meeting the needs of others, too. It points out that superheroes don't use their power just for neat things, but for NEEDED things.
Chapter six has a very important lesson-Secret Identity. This chapter shows how the Jesus taught us to do good things not for show, but just because they needed doing. If we donate to charity, or help others, we are supposed to do so in secret like fashion, not boasting and getting attention for it.
The graphics and artwork are very nice. Of course they are modest and appropriate, and the color is very nice. Captain Sun (AKA Derek Duke,) the superhero in this story, reminds me of a cross between Superman, The Flash, and Vision. He is mainly a vibrant red and golden yellow while the main villian, Black Out, is mostly Purple with a dark hooded cape. It's easy to see the action points, etc, and the overall art work enhances the story.
Each chapter lesson links back to the Bible and Jesus, and I like that. There's a little box in each Chronicle page (the comic newspaper) that asks a question, and then another that directs the reader to a specific place in the Bible. This helps kids to explore the Bible more on their own, too, and it helps to link various parts together. The storyline of the comic is really good, but I really like the Chronicle pages. For me, that's where the bulk of the lesson is at, but kids will of course probably gravitate more to the comic side of things. Mr. B likes the artwork and the storylines. He really liked the chapter on Power, but he also really caught on to the secret identity chapter, too. It's great for kids with autism since it presents abstract ideas in a more concrete manner. Overall, we really like this a
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