A Middle-Grade Graphic Novel
Sort of Super
By Eric Gapstur
The more they learn to be heroes, the clearer it becomes that there’s more to Wyatt‘s powers and Adeline‘s off-the-charts intelligence than meets the eye. And Adeline can’t shake the feeling it’s all connected to the disappearance of their mother years before… which is one mystery that will take more than being sort of super to solve.
Sort of Super
THE MAGMA CUP
By Eric Gapstur
Wyatt and his sister Adeline are determined to investigate an extinct volcano hundreds of miles from home that Adeline believes to be related to their mother’s mysterious disappearance. At first it seems like an impossible mission until they realize there’s a summer camp conveniently situated near the base of the volcano. So it’s off to summer camp for Wyatt, Adeline, and their buddies Beto and Nara. But when they get there, they find it impossible to sneak away from the heavily chaperoned grounds.
Opportunity presents itself by way of the Magma Cup, the camp’s tournament-style series of mental and physical competitions where the finalists compete in an overnight—and less chaperoned—scavenger hunt on the volcano itself!
Unable to use their abilities, can the super-team win their bracket and ditch their counselors to explore the secrets of the volcano and the connection it has to Wyatt and Adelina’s missing mother…or will the whole thing blow up in their face?
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ABOUT the Author
Eric Gapstur is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist living in eastern Iowa with his wife and two sons. His work can be seen in DC and Image comics, among others. Sort of Super is his debut middle grade graphic novel series.
“This brightly illustrated graphic novel with a racially diverse supporting cast perfectly captures the whiz-bang spirit of an unpretentious caped crusader comic. Wyatt and Adeline make for engaging protagonists, swapping quips and supporting one another in an earnest sibling relationship that’s effectively sketched …”
“Lots of laughs in this one as Wyatt and his super team (his brainiac younger sister Adeline and his awesome grandma) try to solve the mystery of the town’s missing pets. And, Wyatt hopes, the mystery surrounding his mom’s disappearance.
Ending with more work for Wyatt and Adeline to pursue, student readers will be anxious for their story to continue in a sequel. The bold, bright colors and fast paced storyline will appeal to the middle grade audience.
— Katie Reilley
The bright colors, fast pace, and an endearing cast of supporting characters are sure to appeal to young comic fans. The drawing style and humor are reminiscent of “Calvin and Hobbes,” and on almost every page spread Gapstur includes an effect that pops out of the standard panel arrangement.
The ending of Sort of Super leaves plenty of room for future installments of Wyatt’s adventures, which is good news for middle-grade readers who become fans.”
— Gary Anderson
October 9, 2022
Belle Plaine Area Museum
Come join us in celebrating the BP alumni Eric Gapstur with art gallery full of his original SORT OF SUPER graphic novel pages. A discussion about his journey and book signing event. Sponsored by the BP Athena Club, join us for refreshments.
April 2, 2022
Barnes & Noble Book Signing
Join us for an in-store event, Sort of Super Book Signing with author & illustrator Eric Gapstur!