Marvel Super Hero Squad: Mazes and Coloring

 Posted: Jul 2012
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)


This is a 16-page staple-bound book of "mazes and colouring" which I believe comes from the UK, judging by the fact that the word "Colour" has a "U" in it, while the licensing information on the back of the book is printed in both English and French. I guess it doesn't really matter - since it's printed in China like 90% of books these days.

Story Details

The book is 8.2" x 10.8" with a stapled cardboard cover. Inside are 16 pages of black and white printed content consisting of 4 colouring pages and 12 mazes. In addition there is a sheet of stickers at the front with 20-odd stickers.

Each page has a place where a specific sticker is destined to be placed. Then you can trace a path through the mazes. Or you can trace the mazes first. Or even do the colouring pages first, mazes next, and leave the stickers for last. The possibilities are endless!

General Comments

I don't have any particular affection for the Marvel Super Hero Squad, and I didn't get the impression that the people who produced this book had any particular affection for them either.

There's no characterisation, no sense of artistry, and no continuity.

Overall Rating

This is a box of cold McDonalds french fries. There's marketing, and empty calories. Plus I guess it keeps the kids quiet for ten minutes.

Two webs.

 Posted: Jul 2012
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)