Super DC Heroes
Finished: Oct. 28, 2011
First Published: Aug. 1, 2011
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: children, superheroes, action
ZWWWOOOOMMMM! Test pilot Hal Jordan scorched through the sky above Edwards Air Force Base.Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Publishing.
Reason for Reading: I admit to enjoying these books as much as my son and I always read and review them first, before passing them on for dad to read to him as bedtime books. They are above his reading level yet.
This book is pure super hero action. Whilst working his day job Hal Jordan, aka The Green Lantern, is pushing the limits of an experimental hypersonic jet. Once he returns to base he is called in for a mission by the Green Lantern Corps. Seems Egypt is experiencing wild sand storms and they have captured a man on security film stealing an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph from a museum. Green Lantern immediately recognizes it as Vandal Savage, his immortal enemy who has raised an undead army of living mummies so he can once again rule the world as he once did in the days of the Pharaohs.
Great title and addition to the series. This is one of the better ones and while I enjoy most books in the series I don't often hand it out ratings of 5. Savage Sands is a sure fire 5 though from start to finish with non-stop action and superhero powers versus supervillain attacks. It's a good ride!