The cookout

by Doucet, Rashad,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Childrens j GRAPHIC NOVEL pb DOU
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J GN DOUCET
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J GN DOUCET
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC DOUCET v.1
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
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Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J GN Pax v.1
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
Call Number  J GN Pax v.1
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Graphic Novel J DOU Graphic Novel
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novel
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Pax Samson: The Cookout is the first volume in a new action-packed, fantasy trilogy that depicts a world struggling to find peace in the midst of threats, and a young superhero chef torn between following his passion and following in his family's footsteps.

When it comes to the kitchen, no one knows cooking better than twelve-year-old Pax Samson. He's a hero when it comes to testing recipes and supplying copious amounts of Dragon Noodle Soup at his family's cookouts. It's tough being a master chef, though, when the rest of his family are world-famous superheroes, and they expect Pax to take up the beacon to keep the world safe with his telekinetic powers.

Pax's home planet of Soltellus is home to all walks of life, including humans, gods, as well as elves, orcs, dragons, sprites and other fantasy races known as the "Enchanted" all living in a modern society similar to our own. Among them is the Samson family, led by the fearless and mighty Grandma Samson, the greatest superhero to ever live and the person responsible for always saving Soltellus when trouble strikes. She's been doing it for hundreds of years, but she's ready for the younger generation of Samsons, including Pax, to step up.

When the mad god Odin, long-time enemy to the Enchanted race and arch-rival to Grandma, resurfaces in another attempt to regain power, Pax will attempt to put his training into practice, but ends up just making things worse. Tempted to hang up the superhero cape and stick to the kitchen, Pax faces the toughest decision yet when a legendary savior of the Enchanted people arrives, along with a startling discovery that there might be parts of the Soltellus history that are wrong. Pax, determined to protect his family and friends, will do everything he can to stop the new threats set on disrupting the peace between humans and the Enchanted.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In four episodic chapters, 12-year-old Pax Samson, a brown-skinned child with telekinetic powers, decides between his chef aspirations and the family business. Pax is known in his family for being a great cook. But the planet of Soltellus knows him as "the offspring of the great hero of the Tri-City revolution," Grandma Samson--"the world's most popular hero," renowned for uniting humans and the Enchanted race ("the descendants of humans and gods"), and defeating the "mad god Odin." More comfortable in the kitchen, Pax struggles to find his place among his eccentric family members, including time-traveling Aunty P., his adopted nonhuman sister, and superhero parents. But uprisings by supporters of the defeated powers resurrect unexpected enemies, causing Pax to question whether he should hang up his cape for good. Doucet and Reeves interweave a high-energy plot; snarky, accessible dialogue ("Bruh! I told you to let those lil dudes go"); and nods to Black American culture, drawing perceptive real-world parallels on subjects including community building, history, racial prejudice, slavery, and xenophobia. Vibrant panels by Doucet, an absorbing world, and dynamic fight scenes propel this promising graphic novel series starter. Ages 9--12. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Series Pax Samson ; 1
Subjects African American families -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American boys -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cooks -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cookouts -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American families -- Fiction.
African American boys -- Fiction.
Cooks -- Fiction.
Cookouts -- Fiction.
Action and adventure comics.
Science fiction comics.
Superhero comics.
Fantasy comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :Oni Press,2021
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Pax Samson
Pax Samson, v. 1, the cookout
Contributors Reeves, Jason, author.
Language English
Description 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781620108512
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