Pitner Orthodontics March 2019

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3 GREAT FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUPERHERO COMICS

'Champions' "Champions" is a story about teenage superheroes, but don’t

It’s no secret that superhero movies are

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. ‘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! If patients waiting for their appointment are feeling a little anxious, that’s my cue to swoop in and save the day. Soft pets and warm cuddles are my superpower. It’s been scientifically proven that hanging out with a pet can help calm you down when you’re stressed. As Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, said, "Holding and stroking a pet is calming for many people, even those without anxiety problems." Not all dogs can do this job. While we have lots of fun at the office, it’s still a place of business, where patients go when they need help. We can’t have dogs tearing down the halls and barking at new patients who walk in the door. It’s important to know when it’s time to play fetch and when it’s time to sit and be calm. I’m already a pretty chill dog, so no one has to worry when I’m at the office. The

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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.

box office. The highest-grossing movies of 2018 (and the third and fourth highest-grossing

of all time) were “Black Panther” and “Avengers: InfinityWar.” 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, a.k.a. 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 Here to Help! G’DAY, MATE! One of my favorite things in the world is going to work with my mom. I miss her so much when she’s gone, and I love getting to say hello to everyone at the office. But I’m not wandering around the office just for fun. I have a very important job to do while I am there! People are always telling Dr. Pitner how nice and friendly I am, so we decided to put my skills to good use. My mom and the rest of the Pitner Ortho team work really hard to make sure all our patients feel relaxed and comfortable when they come into any of the offices, but that doesn’t mean patients aren’t nervous sometimes. That’s where I come in! I’m basically the office therapy dog. I even have a vest!

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

FROM THE OFFICE OF BUSTER

last thing I want to do is make a mess or stress anyone out when they’re already anxious about their appointment. The next time you’re at the office and you’re feeling nervous or need a little extra love, remember that I’ll probably be here. And I can’t wait to say hi! –Buster

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