Title: Kaeruboy Book 1
Date of publication: 2012
KAERU-BOY (book 1 of 2) is the manga charged tale of a dyslexic kid who
discovers he can read the secret language of superheroes, turning him
Dead parents, dyslexia, no friends and a family that
just doesn’t understand him…KAERU-BOY is an angry kid who’s got every
reason to hate the world but he’s the only one with the power to save
In case you’re wondering, Kaeru (pronounced Ky-Ru) is Japanese for “frog”.
and toads aren’t the prettiest things out there. They can be a little
slimy. They can be a little warty. Most people don’t want anything to do
with them. But that’s what we LOVEe about Kaeru-Boy. He’s a hero with
warts. Sure, there are tons of comics featuring “flawed heroes”–- but
with Kaeru-Boy we’ve chosen to do something different. Kaeru-Boy isn’t a
hero struggling to overcome his flaws. He’s a hero because of his
flaws. Gavin, like millions of other people, wrestles with dyslexia.
Dyslexics see and understand written language differently. Well, what if
that difference was the key to unlocking a secret language? An alien
language. What if dyslexia isn’t a disability at all? What if it’s
really a hidden ability? And what if that hidden ability was the key to
transforming into a superhero?
Kaeru-Boy is a 2 book run, all
ages, mech fueled adventure with a very vulnerable and very real kid at
its center. Just give him a chance. If you look past all the warts,
you’ll discover a hero.