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Super Friends #7

Super Friends #7

Scheduled to arrive in stores: September 10, 2008

Cover date: November 2008

"Just My Luck"

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: Dario Brizuela
Inker: Dario Brizuela

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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Roll Call: Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern: John Stewart, Wonder Woman, Flash, The Batman

As a child Amos Fortune was a poor achiever and that continued all through life, something he attributed to bad luck, until one day he swore to never let it beat him again...

A team of skateboarding kids named the Comets sought out the Super Friends to help them - for some reason they are suffering terrible bad luck with repetitive accidents, but their competition is proving unbeatable during their tournament. Though the Super Friends suspect cheating they can't find any evidence... they swear to discover the truth though and get to work.

They check the Comet safety gear and using their own unique styles they train up the children with some amazing tricks and skills. With only a week before the finals everything is at stake.

The Lucky Stars coach is Amos Fortune and he assure his team they have no bad luck in store and he explains to his niece Missy, that he as a special device called the Stimoluck that will ensure they win.

No sooner does the competition begin than the luck starts to run out for the Comets. All kinds of mishaps occur but luckily training from the Super Friends helps them overcome disaster and perform to the best of their abilities.

The Comets race over to their opponents and demand to know if their competitors were out to deliberately hurt them. Amos' niece admits defeat, they aren't winning through skill but because of the Stimoluck. Amos refuses to back down and reveals a secret weapon - a Stimoluck cannon - designed to give everyone in the city bad luck except him!

The Super Friends are powerless against the bad luck as are the city dwellers but luckily the Comets are close to hand and using their new skills they defy the bad luck and are able to snatch the Stimoluck from Fortune's grasp.

It falls into the hands of Missy who, sad at the terrible danger everyone is in, destroys the Stimoluck and the cannon!

Her evil uncle behind bars, luck returning to normal and the Super Friends beaming with joy, Missy proved herself to be good deep down.

The Comets seeing the good in her, invite Missy to join them and learn some new Super Friend style skills!



Special features this issue:

Super Friends Jigsaw Jumble, Race To The Rescue Board Game.

3Story - 3: Great for preaching - not so great for a book. Perhaps it's because I just read the Legion Johnny DC book that was awesome that made this so... SO BAD. Thinly veiled as a comic book - safe and entertaining for the children so it's a mid-way rating - but only on the side of parenting - as a quality book this is starting to nosedive. I don't care if they paid Ty Templeton to advertise the book that doesn't make it any cooler (well a smidgen...).

3Art - 3: Everyone is starting to look the same... no really... check it out...

4Cover Art - 4: A nice cover. It's always nice to see superheroes have downtime occasionally!

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