I'm unfamiliar with Hero Kids but the artwork here stands well enough on its own merits. My 7-year-old daughter loves the pages and started coloring them as soon as they were hot off the printer. We had fun thinking up creative names for the characters, too. (Again, not being familiar with Hero Kids...) We're certainly now going to check out the game. Can't go wrong with this one.
[5 of 5 Stars!]