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Five suburban kids make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school... the body of the world's greatest superhero, Plutona, laying dead among the mud and grass. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Image Comics,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781632156013
Branch Call Number: YA 741.5 Lemire
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly color illustrations ;,26 cm


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ArapahoeChrisP Dec 21, 2018

What happens when a group of kids find a dead superhero in the woods??? Crazy stuff that's what!

Sep 20, 2018

Five middle-school age (?) kids in the suburbs discover the body of a beloved missing superhero. Sanitizing my quote when I finished this: "That is some effed up stuff." And I meant that in a good way. The kids make the simultaneously kid-logical but terrible decision not to tell anyone outside the group about their find, but somebody in the group has an ulterior motive. Bleak and depressing, but totally gripping.

Mar 20, 2018

This really seems to capture what like is like for people growing up today, and how their lives could become entangled with a super-hero. Who could ask for more? Well, I do. I mainly want more on these same people - like what happens or doesn't happen next?

JCLGreggW Aug 22, 2017

Five kids find the body of a superhero in the woods near their suburban home. This discovery - and each child's reaction to it - kicks off a wonderfully brooding tale that satisfies even though there's a few storylines that don't seem to fit.

SCL_Dakota Jul 12, 2017

Plutona is a coming-of-age 5 part mini-series created by Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox.
The story is about 5 kids who come across the body of a Superhero named Plutona, and how they cope with the discovery.

Lemire does a wonderful job of making the characters relate-able and interesting, and the interactions between them are fantastic.
Lenox's distinct art style really brings these characters to life, and accompanied by the colours from Jordie Bellaire it really makes this comic beautiful to look at.

I recommend this title, especially if you are a fan of Lemire's work.
It is a quick and easy read.

Apr 15, 2017

While the ending needed to be fleshed out more, this graphic novel did an excellent job portraying the changing nature of childhood friendships. The art was very well-drawn, particularly everyone's facial expressions, which clearly conveyed their feelings.

JCLChrisK Feb 07, 2017

Plutona does a stellar job of portraying complex emotions and interpersonal dynamics, characters who are flawed in very realistic ways. Yet I agree with the Library Journal review that the ending left me feeling flat, and I'm not sure what I'm supposed to take away from the story. Effective in many ways, but unsatisfying.

Nov 23, 2016

It's like Stand By Me meets The Breakfast Club with a splash of superhero. It sounds crazy I know, but its actually a good meditation on adolescence, power, and growing up.

Sep 02, 2016

This unique take on the world surrounding super heroes proves that Lemire is at the top of his game right now.


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