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REVIEW: Pax Samson Vol. 1 The Cookout


REVIEW: Pax Samson Vol. 1 The Cookout

Book Title: Pax Samson Vol. 1 The Cookout

Book Description: Meet Pax Samson. He’s a young man of about 12 that has decided to go into the family business of being a superhero, sort of. He’s also an amazing chef that would love the opportunity to pursue that avenue. We get to see the young man on a wide assortment of adventures. This collection has a total of six stories! Aldraca Scales King’s Day Dinosaurs! Oh My! Odin Annie Proven Along the way we see Pax learning how to grow as a hero and a person. He learns that sometimes the best way to resolve conflict is by not fighting. He also learns about responsibility and self reliance. Will he be able to live up to the Samson name and find his niche in the family business? Time will tell; but he’s off to a good start.

Book Author: Rashad Doucet and Jason Reeves

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Oni-Lion Forge Publishing

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Illustrator: Rashad Doucet

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As a parent, I am thrilled to see Pax Samson coming out! Too many people don’t realize that most mainstream characters are not written for children. Beyond his regeneration abilities, Deadpool’s true superpower is dropping “F Bombs” and making inappropriate comments. Batman and Superman have both been very dark storylines for years. Kids don’t care about the real life problems Peter Parker is always facing. I’m looking forward to having another option that is age appropriate.

That’s part of the reason why I started writing reviews in the first place: to let people know if it was okay for a child to read a particular book. To this day I put what the movie ratings for a title would be.

Pax Samson reminds me of a cross between Thundercats with tamer villains and Lion-O staying a child and The Incredibles with less tech. The stories are clean, wholesome fun with a valuable lesson for kids at the end. I really liked how there’s such a strong focus on family having each other’s backs.

In places I found the interior artwork to be cartoonishly done. Given that it’s a children’s book, it works perfectly. 

As a geek on a budget I am loving the price tag! $14.99 for six stories in one book is a steal. You’re getting 200 pages of Pax Samson goodness! Best of all, this title isn’t going through Kickstarter. It’ll be available anywhere books are sold. You don’t have to worry about ordering in the window that the campaign is running. Even better, when you buy it it’s in your hands that day!

At the end of the day I am shouting from the rooftops that we have a good new children’s book that isn’t filled with bathroom humor. I can’t wait to see this one hit the shelves in early August!

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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