Digital Print Ink - March 2019

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … 3 GREAT FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUPERHERO COMICS

‘SUPER SONS: THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT’ Jon Kent, son of Superman, and Damian Wayne, son of Batman, couldn’t be more different. But when a mysterious force threatens the world, these super sons must learn to trust each other — and themselves — to save the day. Based on the hit “Super Sons” comic book series, “Super Sons: The Polarshield Project” doesn’t hit shelves until April 2, 2019, which means you and your kids have plenty of time to reserve a copy of this graphic novel at your local comic book shop! ‘CHAMPIONS’ “Champions” is a story about teenage superheroes, but don’t expect pizza or relationship drama in these panels. These comics tackle how young people today approach problems with a readiness to rally together and take matters into their own hands. “Champions” doesn’t shy away from hard topics, making it more appropriate for older kids and teens. But that doesn’t mean this story lacks heart or humor. Featuring comic favorites like Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man as well as popular newcomers, “Champions” is about identity, purpose, and what it really means to save the world.

It’s no secret that superhero movies are dominating the box office. The highest-grossing movies of 2018 (and the third and

fourth highest-grossing of all time) were “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” There’s never been a better time to be a fan of superheroes or to become a fan of superhero comics. If your kids are interested in reading more about superheroes, here are a few great titles your whole family can enjoy together. ‘MS. MARVEL’ Since her debut in 2013, Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, has been a wildly popular character, and her comic has gained critical acclaim. A 2015 Hugo Award winner, “Ms. Marvel” explores what it means to be a teenager, a first-generation American, a friend, and a superhero. The storylines promote an important message: “Good is not a thing you are, it’s a thing you do.” In just a few years, Ms. Marvel has become an established superhero in comics, and it won’t be long before she steps onto the big screen with a live-action movie.

Find these titles and other incredible stories at your local comic book shop.

MISSOURI MARCH MAD NESS!

Entertainment Hits Springfield This March

Entertainment opportunities are in full swing in Missouri this March! Check out some of the highlights below.

MISSOURI STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WHEN: March 7–9 and 14–16 WHERE: JQH Arena and Hammons Student Center ADMISSION: $9 per session

then tool around the west hall for general agriculture and livestock products. Shows and events also include the Youth Horse Judging Contest and the Heifer and Steer Preview Show. And if heart-stopping action is more your style, don’t miss the PRCA Pro Rodeo in the Corwin Auto Arena. Learn more about this event online at OzarkEmpireFair.com .

If you’re missing the Friday night lights, Missouri’s high school basketball elite have the perfect show for you.

Cheer on your hometown team or jump on board with a new local favorite at the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championship. Split up into three classes and featuring both girls and boys’ teams, this event will showcase various talents and sportsmanship. Don’t miss Missouri’s own March Madness! Learn more about game times online at MSHSAA.org . FOURTH ANNUAL OZARK SPRING ROUNDUP WHEN: March 22–24 WHERE: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds ADMISSION: Free Who says livestock shows should be reserved for the county fair? Learn more about livestock products and services, and soak up rodeo-style fun at the Fourth Annual Ozark Spring Roundup. Take a swing around the east hall to learn more about various equestrian products, and

NINTH ANNUAL QUEEN CITY SERTOMA’S CAJUN COOK-OFF AND CARNIVALE WHEN: Saturday, March 30 from noon to 5 p.m. WHERE: Springfield Exposition Center ADMISSION: $15–$25 Spend a Saturday afternoon indulging in delicious Cajun feasts and raising money for a good cause, too. In 2017, Queen City Sertoma’s Cajun Cook-

Off and Carnivale raised more than $38,000 for local children’s charities, and in 2019, they’re back again for a roaring good time and to raise money for local organizations. Enjoy Cajun foods created by competing teams, and stick around until 3:45 p.m. to see if your favorite team has been crowned the champion. Learn more about this event and purchase tickets online at QueenCitySertoma.org .

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