Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel, #2)
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Point Blank: The Graphic Novel (Alex Rider: The Graphic Novel #2)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  1,264 ratings  ·  59 reviews
The Alex Rider Adventures are #1 bestsellers the world over, and following in the footsteps of the graphic novel adaptation of Stormbreaker comes the second book in this phenomenal series. Like Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel, this edition features bold, edgy, manga-like illustrations that make the graphic novel form so immensely popular, and brings the young spy to life i...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 27th 2007 by Philomel Books (first published 2007)
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K.D. Absolutely
Alex Rider is a fictional teenage spy created by British author Anthony Horowitz. I loved this book because this is in graphic form and made my reading quite a different experience. My first graphic novel was Watchmen by Alan Moore and comparing Point Blanc with that, Point Blanc is more enjoyable, engrossing and grappling. It may not have the philosophy and symbolisms that Alan Moore incorporated in the book for it to deserve a slot in Time 100. But, I don’t always look for philosophy and symbo...more
This book made me fell scared because Alex the main character loses control going down a ski hill and a train is on the tracks at the bottom of the hill. Will he survive? Read the book to find out.I think this book would be suitable for grade 6 - grade 8. I would recommend this book to kids that love adventure and drama. I loved this book because there was so much action in this book that you will never be bored, well once you get near the end .You can go check it out your self in the school lib...more
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Point Blanc is another solid adaptation of the popular "young James Bond" series of books by Anthony Horowitz. As with the first graphic novel, the essence of the story is ably captured and the flow excellent. The over-the-top quality of the characters especially shine in the graphic format.

Alex Rider, fresh from uncovering the Stormbreaker plot, decides he doesn't want to work for Mi6 after all. But a new job calls him b...more
ok, this book was way better than what the last graphic novel.
the previous one had not been true to the story and had been extremely silly, this time, however, the book stuck true to the original plot and was way more engrossing. the chracter of ms.stellenbosch, was extremely difficult to imagine while reading the book, but the graphic novel depicted her wonderfully. also, the fights were less confusing.


they absolutely left out the character of daivd friend's daughter and...more
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Becky B
Alex Rider is sent to a highly exclusive boarding school for troubled boys after two of the enrolled students' fathers end up dying mysteriously. Very quickly Alex realizes that the school is a cover for a mad scientist's plot to take over the world, and it is up to him and MI6 to save the day.

I don't remember the original novel as well for this book as the first in the series, but from what I do remember I think the graphic novel does a decent job of staying true to the original plot. I see it...more
Ryan Sutton
Point Blank
Thrilling and intriguing, Alex Rider is back in the next action packed novel by award winning writer, Anthony Horawitz. From the fields of Lancashire, to the freezing Swiss Alps, Alex Rider is there to save the day. The highly detailed illustrations provide an extra look in depth into the story line. With his range of specialized spy gadgets, Alex can bail his way out of any dangerous, death-felt encounters. With an evil doctor planning to take over the world with his cruel invention...more
Ryaan Basheer
A graphic novel adaptation of the second book in the Alex Rider series, Point Blanc. Much like the novel this comic follows the story of Alex Rider and his adventures in the infamous Point Blanc boarding school for very rich and troubled teens. After being blackmailed back into service by his not so transparent government, Alex is once again sent off to protect the interests of his country. Posing as the delinquent son of a rich business tycoon, Alex succeeds in infiltrating mysterious school ru...more
A great graphic novel adaptation to the second book in the Alex Rider series: Point Blanc.
The dialogue was adapted well and the story flowed smoothly.

I have to point out the differences in illustration of Jackie Starbright, Alex's guardian and housekeeper. The artist changed her look completely at the end of the novel where she appears again and I can't help but think that it was a genuine but clumsy mistake. I honestly believe that graphic novels should live up to a good standard to give the re...more
Dec 09, 2008 Fabio rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids = boys
Recommended to Fabio by: I
I did not finish it now but it seams very good and interesting for smaller kids. You got all the invormation in a comic. There is also the same book not in comic but much thiger.
I really enjoy the Alex Rider novels (and the movie, for that matter), but I wasn't very impressed with this graphic adaptation.
Feb 17, 2010 Giancarlos rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: alicia
Recommended to Giancarlos by: Rodrigues and Flappy
(sorry if some of the details are left out its just that i forgot how the story goes exactly)

How does this book start out? Well there's this kid whose name is Alex Rider who has a father that is a secret spy. But Alex doesn't know. One his pops is at his job and then he gets killed by the enemy. Everytime Alex comes baxk from school, his dad is always home. This time he wasn't. Then some people from Alex's dads job come to hid house and tell them that he has died. The thing is, thry dont.When...more
Petualangan kedua Alex Rider sebagai seorang teenager spy. Setelah Stormbreaker, Alex cuma pingin satu hal: menjadi anak sekolahan biasa. Yang ngerjain PR, nge-date ama cewek yang dia suka, dll. Tapi ternyata agen-agen di M16 gak bisa ngelepas dia begitu aja. Ketika terjadi pembunuhan terhadap dua orang kaya raya, kepala agen M16 memanggil Alex untuk mencari bukti-bukti keterlibatan sebuah sekolah eksklusif yang dipimpin oleh Dr Grief.

Di sekolah tersebut, ada lima anak lainnya berusia 14 tahun,...more
I really liked this book but it didn't completely stick to the story and the pictures didn't match the ones in my mind. It was well done though in my opinion. For more info see the non-graphic version's review. No lexile. This book can be found in the Bellingham Public Library but not the Kulshan Library. This book combined with the non-graphic version, is worth 20 points.
for a graphic novel adaptation of another book, this was actually pretty good, although I do think a couple of pages could've been spent with Alex staying with the Friend family, there were a few funny bits in that part of the story. But, I will say that the artwork was worth probably 4 stars, same as the story. Good fun. :D
Ryoma Echizen
Alex Riders's Point Blank book by Anthony Horwitz is a popular book for both kids and adults. This book talks about a teen called Alex Rider who is a unexpectingly a spy working for M16. He's to stop Dr. Grief's plan, an evil criminal who'll stop at nothing to destroy the world. Will Alex Rider stop Dr.Grief's plans once and for all or be stuck at Dr.Grief's academy?

I picked up this book because the chapter book for Point Blank was good so I decided to check out the graphic novel for it.

I fini...more
Picked this up today for a quick read and wasn't disappointed. This volume is much better than the first, maybe they got a better feel for the character and storyline. Compared to the first Alex Rider graphic novel, this felt more complete and complex. Haven't read the books, so have no idea of whether it stuck to the book or not, but really enjoyed it.

This time Alex gets pulled into a mission into a finishing school for maladjusted sons of exceedingly rich parents. There's an evil genius, very...more
This is simplistic storytelling at its best. The evil villian is an former South African who loves Adolf Hitler and apartaid. He is trying to take over the world by taking over the lives of underacheiving boys from influential families (the premise is a bit of a stretch). Alex Rider, the hero, is a boy spy who infiltrates the evil villian, Dr. Grief's school, and uncovers the plot. The graphic novel version of this story moves the plot along quickly. The illustrations are strong. The writing con...more
Matthew Kemp
Point Blanc is the second book in the Alex Rider series. It is about a fourteen year old boy named Alex Rider who is a secret agent in the british secret service. In this book he is sent to a boarding school for juvenile boys that come from wealthy families. He is sent there to discover what is really happening to the boys that go there. It is a fast paced book filled with action and suspense. Something i didn't like about this book was the beginning was a bit boring in my opinion. I would recom...more
This book reeked of the Spy Kids movies. Totally evil genius, wannabe dictator and his hideous sidekick; a remote, inescapable fortress; plenty of easily identifiable gadgets; and unrealistic leaps in science. Personally, I struggle with the graphic novel format as it is, but this book is the kind that gives graphic novels a bad name. I feel like the actual prose might be more believable but on the whole I felt that the story plus the graphic novel style made this book ridiculous. I hope I have...more
Chloe Childs
i wanted to read this book because i thought it would be good to compare to the book what its like. this one is pretty much how i imagined the story would go in my head. this completes the box 'a graphic novel'. i liked this book because its a story, but it has detailed pictures in colour along the way, so its kinda like screen shotting a movie which makes it easier to imagine the scene in your head.i didnt like that the book skips some parts of the story, it kinda got annoying. people who enjoy...more
Very appropriate for chidren wanting to read action books
My son read this and I skimmed through it to rate it for our elementary school, K-5th grade. We both enjoyed reading the original Point Blank. It is very intense and action packed. This G.N. is a second grade reading level - not good. There are a few swear words, bloody action scenes, and questionable acts being done to people's bodies without their consent - though not at all sexual. It is a fun 45 min. read after you have read the original book, which are rated for 5th graders or above. I woul...more
Ms. Myers
Point Blanc By: Anthony Horowitz
A teenager named Alex Rider which is a spy is sent to a place called Point Blanc, it's sort of like a military school. And tries to escape.I think it's interesting. This book is fiction, the setting is in the middle of nowhere and it's in the winter. The main character is Alex, the mood in this book is serious and there's lots of action. Yes I liked it. I think that people that like action and mystery.
Tristan H
As soon as two powerful men were killed Alex has to find out what is going on but as he was looking around he found out that they both had sons that go to an academy in the french alps called point blanc but when he tried to infiltrate the school he did not get good points. Point blanc is the second graphic novel in the Alex rider series which is why I like it. there aren't any bad parts so anyone who liked the first in the series should like the next book so this is recommended to the Alex Ride...more
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Pretty fast-paced book. Ending left at a cliffhanger and wanting to read the next volume. Good storyline

Violence - some murder and injuries, pictures of guns, blades and blood
Profanity - some swearing, but nothing extreme
Sex - minor insinuation, nothing explicit
Drugs - a drug bust happens in the introduction
Other - mentions of white supremacy by villians, and live, human clones
I have been reading this with the volunteer reading group to a couple of kids and it is PERFECT! I was interested enough to read to the end, and then picked up the next one (not in graphic novel form). Now I have to find the first one (Stormbreaker) to find out who exactly this kid is! A great book for reluctant readers, especially this format. Onward and upward!!
May 28, 2012 Owais rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to mysterious book etc.
It was very good book because i liked the way the book was set up, the way the dialogues were given. It was interesting reading this book and i also liked the way the story took a twist in the end. Alex rider was the main chahracter in this story and he performed his role pretty well in the whole series. It was fun reading this book.

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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent...more
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