cover image My Dad, My Hero

My Dad, My Hero

Ethan Long. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, $12.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4022-4239-7

As a boy lists superpowers that his father lacks, this story's comedy plays out in pop art%E2%80%93style panels that show the man bumbling his way through everyday activities. "He cannot leap tall buildings in a single bound," but instead trips over the block structure his son has built, sending it tumbling. Nor does he have the "super strength" to open a jar of pickles, which his wife does effortlessly. Powered by a Roy Lichtenstein meets Sunday funnies aesthetic and a self-effacing sense of humor, Long's story is sincere without being saccharine%E2%80%94which dads will appreciate. Ages 4%E2%80%938. (Apr.)