by Michael Alan Nelson and Tim Hamilton

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Format: softcover, 6x9, full color, $15.99

ISBN: 978-1-934506-42-4

Reviewed by: School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up
A virus is spreading through Chicago, giving its residents destructive superpowers. Heroic police officer Dick Urbanski is on the case, but things get more complicated when the city is put under quarantine. The CDC plans to nuke it if the virus cannot be contained within 32 hours. This apocalyptic tale is dramatic, fast paced, and drawn in a detailed superhero style, in moody dark tones. Refreshingly, there is no graphic violence, and no gratuitously endowed heroines. In fact, a female scientist helps Dick save the world. This is a skillful comic with high appeal to teens, including reluctant readers.— Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY