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Pokemon Graphic Novel, Volume 1: The Electric Tale Of Pikachu! (Pokemon Graphic Novel #1)

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-- Each volume collects an entire four-issue miniseries
Paperback, 166 pages
Published September 5th 1999 by VIZ Media LLC (first published September 1st 1999)
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May 23, 2012 Ben rated it it was amazing
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Nov 12, 2007 Sean Gray rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
If your not a noob. This book is amazing.
James DeSantis
Jul 16, 2016 James DeSantis rated it liked it
Just re-read this for fun and it still holds up as fun dumb Pokemon story. The first issue and 2-3 are a lot of fun. 4 is really weak in comparison. Ash is a asshole kind of in this, which is refreshing. No one acts goody two shoes. Pikachu is even a bit of a ass. All in all good fun.
Nicholai Castellanos
Sep 08, 2016 Nicholai Castellanos rated it it was amazing
This book brings awesomeness. I like this book because since I like pokemon. And I read this book because they all have cool attacks. And their types. I highly recommend this book because it's so cool.
Danielle Booey
Nov 09, 2016 Danielle Booey rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, juvenile, manga
This is one of my favorite interpretations of the Pokemon story. All of the characters in this version are a little rougher around the edges then in the anime or Pokemon Adventures manga. It is always good to go back to the beginning and in this volume you will find stories about how Ash got Pikachu, his first meeting with Brock and Misty, his first gym badges, a cosmic encounter with the Clefairy, and an intense encounter with a malevolent Haunter that ranges from Celadon City to Lavender Town. ...more
Oct 25, 2016 Kwka rated it liked it
still the best fleshing-out of the pokemon universe, some of the humor is great, some is terrible, characters should be like 20 instead of 12, it's weird
Oct 19, 2016 Phoenix rated it it was amazing
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Jan 16, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
This is really a very good Pokemon manga. It isn't afraid to get a little dirty, it's well written/translated, and it's fun. I think the show failed to capture the story as well as this manga did. The whole world and story of Pokemon is so rich, even though I'm a little disturbed now thinking that 10-year-old kids can go off on their own and travel the world. I'll always treasure this manga as the very first that I ever bought.
My parents somehow won a set of Ono's four-volume Pokemon manga, and my brother and I argued over them for hours. We both loved Pokemon and liked this series - and only liked because it was a lot different from the TV show in content, a surprise both fascinating and confusing at the time. The manga was darker and more violent than the show was, portraying characters a little less cliched and lovable; I appreciate that more now than I did at eight.

This is a fun read for Pokemon fans.
Nov 12, 2012 Gunnar rated it really liked it
Interesting and far from what i expected - But not in a bad way!
I thought this book would be exactly like the pokemon anime, but was positively surprised when it showed much more depth than the average childs cartoon or graphic novel. The characters are not boring, straightforward and simple-minded, and the universe of the story is very immersive.
Greg Kerestan
Feb 03, 2016 Greg Kerestan rated it really liked it
I have fond childhood memories of reading this slightly weird graphic novel series. Here, the campy, candy-colored world of the anime series converged with the black and white, rambling weirdness of the original games. The humor is wackier, the girls are sexier, the adventures more surreal- it's the Pokémon world as if it were imagined by the fans.
Jul 02, 2010 Sara rated it it was amazing
hahaha! bought this from bookmans for 50 cents..totaly worth it, its really old (almost 11 years or so) so the pages are yellow and bent but the magazeen itself is cool cuz u get to see the original art before it was turneed into a cartoon <3
Jan 13, 2015 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-comics
Not as serious as the TV Show and includes a lot of jokes among Ash and friends. Story is slightly different as well.
Laura Makar
Jul 26, 2012 Laura Makar rated it it was amazing
had the series of all 3 at one time. couldnt put these down as a kid. love the art work that was in the graphic novels.
Dec 16, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all kids in the world
Shelves: shelfy
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! It may be a comic but i love comics! The storline? AWESOME! The characters? AWESOME! Everything? STINKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 03, 2014 Misty added it
I really love pokemon. So this is one of my favorite books I have at home....(doesn't have anything to do with my name haha!)

Aug 07, 2014 Claire rated it really liked it
I read this when I was pretty little, but I remember strongly liking it - I don't remember why or when exactly, but seeing the cover again made me smile.
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