Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ender's Shadow: Command School ” as Want to Read:
Ender's Shadow: Command School
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ender's Shadow: Command School (Ender's Saga (Graphic Novels))

4.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,307 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
With time running out for the human race, Bean is assigned to Dragon army under the command of the legendary Ender Wiggin. But their relationship is a bruising clash of egos and agendas from the start - and it only gets worse when Dragon face their first battle.
Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ender's Shadow, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ender's Shadow

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
This tale focuses on one of Ender's eventual lieutenants, Bean, who grows up in the slums and is eventually singled out for his brilliant mind at an incredibly young age. Bean takes a non traditional approach to dealing with the slums as well as Battle School.

It's a nice angle on Bean which wasn't covered in the first Orson Scott Card novel. The artwork is grittier especially in the slum sections of the tale.

The script was by Mike Carey with a number of artists including Sebastian Fiumana and Gi
Jonathan Dorsey
Apr 13, 2014 Jonathan Dorsey rated it it was amazing
Jonathan Dorsey
Period 4
Review of Ender’s Shadow: Command School

The graphic novel Ender’s Shadow: Command School (written by Orson Scott Card) is a science fiction graphic novel taking place in the near future, perhaps 100 years from now. In this society, Earth was attacked by aliens called “Formics” and humans barely managed to repel their attacks and defend Earth. In order to stop another invasion, the government formed “battle schools” that taught gifted kids how to strategize and figh
Melanie Winter
Jun 27, 2014 Melanie Winter rated it really liked it
Shelves: remove
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
another great installment in this series - i really can't wait to get my hands on the next one. i do wonder if the writers/artists will be able to pull it off since what is to come isn't as exciting as what happened in battle and command school.

since i read this right after reading 'ender's game: command school', i noticed immediately that the artwork was grittier, which translates well with the gist of the story. bean's story has a rawness to it because of his background; he is brilliant, but h
Rocky Sunico
Jan 20, 2016 Rocky Sunico rated it really liked it
Still an interesting visual interpretation of the book. Not perfectly happy with how they recreated the battles, but it works I suppose. Still nice how they made sure to include a lot of dialog from the original book.

I did like the art a bit more now compared to Battle School even though it was the same artist. The representation of Ender here was much closer to how I imagined him compared to Ender's Game Battle School and Command School.
Apr 15, 2015 Katy rated it it was amazing
I personally loved Bean ever since Ender's Game. And this book really, "grows" the character, to where in the first book, you really didn't think of him as important as he really is. But, because of this book, it shows the reader of how important this little boy is.
Quinton Baran
Feb 06, 2015 Quinton Baran rated it really liked it
A fitting conclusion to the complementary book Ender's Shadow. The art and style of the characters was immersive and enjoyable. The developing relationships between the main characters is also great.
Another solid installment. There were a few nice connections between this comic and the Ender's Game comics, but there were also a few elements of the plot that went underdeveloped. That's my major ding.

I really enjoyed the end of this book, and hope that Marvel decides to pursue the rest of the Shadow series. The story arch would lend itself to a graphic novel adaptation. I'd definitely pick up any additional ones that are created.

***** Just remember if you read this without reading the book t
Kendall Humes
May 14, 2015 Kendall Humes rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite Sci-Fi and better than Ender's Game... in my opinion. However, I did read this first.
Jan 02, 2013 Victoria rated it liked it
That was fun! Ender's Shadow might be my favourite book of the two series, and it was neat to see it recreated in graphic novel format.

That said, I'm not sure this second volume translates as well as the first,
Ender's Shadow: Battle School. Too many characters, too many plot threads, and where it was still easy to follow in volume 1, I'm not convinced that this one would be clear to someone who hadn't already read the novel(s).
Dec 04, 2014 Austin rated it really liked it
Great art, a truly satisfying compliment to the Ender's game novel series. I downloaded these to my ipad, and it was almost exactly how I had envisioned the settings and people in my head. The covers of these books dont do them justice, the art inside is much, much better, in my opinion. I was very excited by this series, as Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead have been some of my absolute favorite stories for years now. Bean is a BAD ASS!
May 12, 2015 Mitchell marked it as to-read
A point of view from one of Ender's good friends, Bean details how Ender choose strategy and action not based on the size of his own troops but on where the enemy is located. In the second edition to the Ender's Game series Orson Scott Card does not let us down.
Jimmy Corvan
Apr 23, 2012 Jimmy Corvan rated it it was amazing
Best comic of the series, thus far. For the fist time, the addition of art really added to the story as Fiumara's beautifully portrayed the 'simulator' in Command School. Actually seeing what Card had in mind while writing about Command School was certainly a treat!
Jun 24, 2010 Ryan rated it it was ok
Oops - I thought this was a different book until I was almost finished. I meant to read "Ender's Game: Command School", which is from Ender's perspective. I didn't notice this was Ender's Shadow, which is from Bean's perspective.
Mathew Carruthers
Feb 19, 2012 Mathew Carruthers rated it really liked it
Another fine graphic novel adaptation in the Ender Saga - though mostly familiar ground, Bean's perspective of events gives it enough freshness that it's like a brand new story.
May 22, 2010 Tricia rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2010
Wasn't as exciting as Ender's Game: Command School, but I did still like it. The style of the shadow ones is easier to understand than the game ones too.
May 05, 2010 Robert rated it liked it
More of a companion or supplement, this work would be almost incomprehensible to anyone not already familiar with the Ender-verse.
Dan Du
Mar 03, 2013 Dan Du rated it really liked it
I love this book and my favorite part is when they kidnap petra and she breaks out ::)
May 27, 2013 Bill rated it really liked it
There was a bit more story going on here than in most of the other volumes. I liked it.
Dec 28, 2011 Chip rated it it was amazing
Very faithful graphic novel that managed to capture the mood of the book.
Nov 19, 2012 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
See my review of Ender's Shadow: Battle School. Same applies here.
I like bean very much. I think he is an excellent second brain for ender.
Oct 29, 2015 Ailene rated it really liked it
Great adaptation, but I have a hard time miking it through the art.
Feb 01, 2010 Zak rated it really liked it
Pretty awesome graphic novel of one of my favorite Sci Fi series.
Aug 16, 2010 jonathan rated it really liked it
this volume is defiantly the best of the graphic novel adaptations.
Feb 07, 2014 Chuck rated it did not like it
Shelves: ender
See my review of "Ender's Game, Vol 1: Battle School"
Claudina Ocando
Jan 14, 2014 Claudina Ocando rated it it was amazing
Wonderful story can't wait to see the movie
Oct 21, 2013 Phredric rated it really liked it
A superb addition to the Ender series.
Kathy Russell
Jul 09, 2013 Kathy Russell rated it really liked it
Enjoyed as much as enders game
Mar 07, 2010 Dan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Ender's series
Read as individual issues.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Ender's Game, Volume 2: Command School
  • Ender's Game: War of Gifts
  • Formic Wars: Burning Earth
  • Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show
  • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Vol. 8 (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, #8)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 3: Last Stand on Jabim
  • Star Wars Omnibus: Emissaries and Assassins
  • Days of Fear, Nights of Anger (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, #3)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.
Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli
More about Mike Carey...

Other Books in the Series

Ender's Saga (Graphic Novels) (9 books)
  • Ender's Game, Volume 1: Battle School (Ender's Saga)
  • Ender's Game, Volume 2: Command School
  • Ender's Shadow: Battle School
  • Ender's Game: War of Gifts
  • Ender in Exile (The Ender Quintet, #2)
  • Speaker for the Dead (The Ender Quintet, #3)
  • Formic Wars: Burning Earth
  • Formic Wars: Silent Strike

Share This Book