My Idea: The world is ending. Every superhero has been vanquished, every villain triumphant. Until…
Ms. Marvel appears on the scene. She embodies the best traits of every hero before her, making her the ultimate superhero: the strength of Hulk, the fierce loyalty and endurance of Captain America, the sneakiness of Black Widow, the leadership of Thor, the flight of Iron Man, and the archery skills of Hawkeye. But faced with the nameless power now decimating the city, will she be enough?
Goodreads Summary: “From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the face that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City.” Check it out on Goodreads.
Results: She’s obviously quite the heroine in both stories! But what I find interesting is that the Goodreads summary describes her as significantly less independent than the cover makes her look. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with teamwork, but it does strike me that the cover and summary are ever-so-slightly disjunct. (Perhaps the cover is meant to attract the reader specifically looking for a girl power story?)
What about you? Do you think the cover is misleading?
Judging the Book By Its Cover is an ongoing series that imagines a potential story for a book based on the cover art alone. Missed the previous one? Read it here.