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

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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, Premiere , 128 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Marvel (first published 2010)
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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...more
Jonathan Dorsey
Jonathan Dorsey
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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...more
Melanie Winter
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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...more
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...more
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).
Jimmy Corvan
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!
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
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.
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.
More of a companion or supplement, this work would be almost incomprehensible to anyone not already familiar with the Ender-verse.
Dan Du
I love this book and my favorite part is when they kidnap petra and she breaks out ::)
There was a bit more story going on here than in most of the other volumes. I liked it.
Very faithful graphic novel that managed to capture the mood of the book.
Jeffrey Lawson
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.
Pretty awesome graphic novel of one of my favorite Sci Fi series.
this volume is defiantly the best of the graphic novel adaptations.
Feb 07, 2014 Chuck rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: ender
See my review of "Ender's Game, Vol 1: Battle School"
Claudina Ocando
Wonderful story can't wait to see the movie
A superb addition to the Ender series.
Kathy Russell
Enjoyed as much as enders game
Mar 07, 2010 Dan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the Ender's series
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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.

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