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Killer Croc Hunter
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DC Super Heroes

Killer Croc Hunter

As a former pro wrestler, KILLER CROC bullied his opponents inside the ring. As a cutthroat criminal, this ferocious freak forces his competition out of town. Next on his hoodlum hit list is KITE MAN, but the second-rate super-villain isn't leaving GOTHAM without a fight. He's partnering with BATMAN, the WORLD'S GREATEST DETECTIVE, to wrangle up the reptilian rogue and take him down for the count.

Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level690L
ATOS Level4.1
AR Points1
AR Quiz #134563
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandDC Super Heroes
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count56
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $26.65 School/Library Price

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"The Bottom Line: A good book for struggling readers who want to read more about Batman and his crazy villains. JediKermit's Full Review: Scott Sonneborn - Killer Croc Hunter Okay, so Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter titles are both dated and in poor taste. But when the latest Batman reader my sons picked up is Batman: Killer Croc Hunter, it was the best I could do. My sons, now ages 6 and 8, are both big Batman fans, and they've been working their way through a series of readers from Stone Arch Books starring the Dark Knight. Chapter books that run about fifty pages long, with easy to read text, large full color pictures, and glossaries and discussion questions, they take a character kids love and turn it into a learning experience. Killer Croc is one of my least favorite Batman villains. He's all brawn and no brains, once a pro-wrestler with a weird skin condition that got him nicknamed "croc." He's nearly impervious to weapons, but aside from some super strength, that's really all he has going for him. He's dumb as a brick, and doesn't have a tragic enough backstory for me to care about what happens to him. In Batman: Killer Croc Hunter, he finally does something smart. Goodness knows Gotham City has its share of villainy happening all the time, and some of that falls into the category of "silly villains." Characters like Kite Man, Polka-Dot Man, and The Penny Plunderer are costumed, crazy, but ineffectual bad guys who are obsessed with uh, kites, polka-dots and coins. Killer Croc's Big Idea is that he can just follow those idiots around, beat them up after they commit their crimes, and steal their loot. It works well for a while, until Batman intervenes during an attack on Kite Man. The Dark Knight and the Dork Kite (just made that up!) team up to stop Killer Croc, setting an elaborate trap that might take care of their reptile infestation for good. My boys have liked the other books they've read in this series, and have two others upstairs right now. The story by Scott Sonneborn is straightforward, but with enough red herrings for a book meant for third graders. Illustrations by Lee Loughridge follow the style established in Batman: The Animated Series, and look like they could have been taken from the last seasons of that program. It's a classic Batman story, and uses the obscure characters like Kite Man and Penny Plunderer to good effect. The appendix includes the Gotham City Police Department profile on Killer Croc (real name: Waylon Jones), biographies on the author and artist, and a twelve word glossary for words that might be new to young readers. I like the discussion questions and writing prompts, and have used them to talk with my boys about some of the ideas in the book. These books are simple enough for young readers, but interesting and engaging enough for fans of Batman. We first discovered them when my older son was struggling with reading, and these high interest books hooked him. If you've got someone who thinks they don't like to read, or thinks they can't, give Batman: Killer Croc Hunter a try." -

October 10, 2010

Book Legion - Matt MacNabb, Editor

"This review is courtesy of our network site Capstone Kids is putting out four new titles under their Batman line this Spring! Legions of Gotham was given a sneak peek at these great new books. I have to say that anyone intelligent enough to reach back and continue making Timm-verse Batman products is ok in our book! I think there are droves of fans that are missing these glory days already with this Brave and the Bold nonsense out there. These new books are great fun and they feature some comic writers we all know and love, including friends of the site - Robert Greenberger and Matthew K. Manning. The new titles include Killer Croc Hunter, Robin’s First Flight, Two-Face’s Double Take and Bat-Mite’s big Blunder. If you’re not familiar with these titles, the format is a great story featuring all bat-characters, typically by a well-known writer in the community, and artwork every few pages. We highly recommend these. They’re available in both hardcover library binding (which I recommend for collectors) for about $19 each and softcover for about $6." - Book Legion

January 1, 2010

Scott Sonneborn

Scott Sonneborn

Scott Sonneborn has written more than 20 books, one circus (for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey), and a bunch of TV shows. He’s been nominated for one Emmy and spent three very cool years working at DC Comics. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons.

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