HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POWER PACK!

What makes a kid-oriented superhero team great?  The writing has to be crisp and funny, and aimed slightly above their heads–so it isn’t nauseatingly saccharine for adults.  The characters have to include a geeky outsider type, a rapscallion, and a very-youngish one to be the “baby” of the group, so that it appeals to the kid’s desire to be both cool, older, and still a child.  And there has to be a plot and a story that matters–usually involving parental death or danger.

Power Pack had all these important elements, and more.

Created by Louise Simonson and June Brigman, Power Pack #1 hit the stands on May 1, 1984.

They need to make a movie or a series out of it.

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