cover image DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book

DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book

Matthew Reinhart, Little, Brown, $29.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-316-01998-9

As befits the subject matter, the illustrations in this detailed and decidedly heroic pop-up compendium of superheroes and supervillains feel ripped from the pages of classic DC comics. Favorites like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman get their own majestic spreads (sorry, Martian Manhunter!), while mini-booklets highlight their allies, nemeses, and histories. Each spread is dramatic and dynamic, and, as fans have come to expect from Reinhart, clever touches are in abundance: Aquaman's enemy, Black Manta, pulls on his mask as he pops up, and the Bat-Signal lights up above Gotham City. A towering final composition offers a veritable pantheon of characters (who are ID'd in an accompanying legend). Expertly crafted and superfun. Ages 3–up. (Oct.)