Graphic Novels are not what I read on regular basis, so I don't feel like an expert when it comes to reviewing them, but I still feel like I can tell what I liked and what I disliked in an acceptable way.
I.D. is a dystopian story told in a format of graphic novel.
I say it is a dystopian because that is what is said in the synopsis, but if you ask me, I say it is a futuristic story.
You see, there is no „new world order“ (or in case there is, we didn't h ...more
So obviously transplanting is a thing, increasingly, and I seem to recall whole-body transplanting IS being discussed, researched. So Rios makes a pre ...more
The art is rendered beautifully. The comic is pleasing in shades of red and pink. The story possibly takes place in Mars and that makes the red colour scheme apt.
The execution could have been better. I still like the idea and the art. Hence, giving this 3 stars.
Note: I recei ...more
"Hating your body or your life doesn't mean you hate yourself"
¿Realmente que es lo que somos?¿Una mente?¿Un cuerpo?¿La combinación de ambas? Esta obra nos platea esta cuestión a través de nuestros tres protagonistas (Noa, Miguel y Charlotte), un caótico mundo que se desmorona alrededor de ellos y al mismo tiempo se hace más fuerte conforme se centra únicamente en ellos tres, y un procedimiento médico: el trasplante de cerebro.
Con un Noa con el deseo de ser quien e ...more
I was immediately intrigued by the concept of this book. Identity issues are something that are extremely common in society and I definitely don't think they get the representation they deserve. Seeing that this graphic novel talked about identity and then a sci-fi aspect of body transplants I definitely wanted to read it.
Unfortunately, it just wasn't quite well executed enough.
I definitely appreciate the res ...more
I dunno. I just didn't really care for it. I kinda wish it had been set present day vs dystopian (??) science fiction. But it didn't seem very far into the future...
Don't recommend beyond the interesting colors.
I'm not going to lie it was the cover that made me pick this up to see its synopsis because it looked so intricate and something different with it all being drawin in pink.
With the mention of "body transplants" in the synopsis it reminded me of the Uglies series I read a few years ago and thought it would be interesting to see another persons take on a similar kind of process and as it was clearly science f ...more
I.D. follows three people who are no longer satisfied with their mediocre lives. They think the solution to their problems is a body transplant. The concept of this graphic novel is simple, but very fascinating. I thought this was going to be a strong story and poignant, but I found it to be very lacking. The story itself is only about 67 pages long with art and words to develop a plotline and because this is a very brief story I expected there to be more of a punch be...more
Emma Rios’ I.D. is a graphic story with a good premise, and some flashes of excellent artwork, but overall the illustration style didn’t work for me, while the characters and plot weren’t developed enough for my liking.
It begins with a trio of seemingly mismatched people conversing in a coffeeshop, and one of those aforementioned flashes of brilliance come via the page after we see a pull-back view of the three at their table. The ne ...more
So this is a story that takes place in the future, and in the future, you can get a new body if you do not like the one you are in. There wasn't much to the story as it did seem to tell a little bit in tiny doses. The story seemed to be all over the place and a bit rushed. The fact that this was one color and red made for an extremely annoying read.
Unfortunately, the story is weak. Three people are considering experimental body swapping. They live in a dystopia that doesn't make sense. Re ...more
The cover is very simple and yet very intriguing too. What drew me first to this graphic novel is the cover.
This graphic novel is a sci-fi story set in a dystopian world where there is chaos and struggle. The story follows three people and their struggle with their identities and how they want to overcome their issues and problems by undergoing a “body transplant”, changing their bodies by extracting their brains from their current body and planting it in the newest one.
I wanted to like this so bad. That summary is so intriguing, the artwork is beyond beautiful, and there’s even a character that’s struggling with gender issues! Three promising things, and I thought I would love it… but ultimately, this really fell flat for me. Truthfully, the only reason I gave this a two-star rating instead of one is because the illustrations are beautiful.
1. For a graphic novel that totes itself as a “dystopian tale,” ...more
That’s the question behind Emma Rios’ new graphic novel, I.D.. Set in a dystopian future in which humanity has spread its reaches to the stars (or at least the solar system), the graphic novel explores themes of dysphoria and mental health in a sci-fi context. At its heart, I.D. is the story of three people – Noa, a 17 year old trans man who doesn’t feel comfortable in his too feminine body, Charlotte, a 51 year old french woman who says she’s just bored, a ...more
The concept ...more
Sadly it wasn't as character-focused as I'd expect. It tries at one point to develop the world, with the characters incidentilly being in a terroris ...more
The story begins with a Coffee shop meeting between the three main characters:
A 17-year-old boy feeling trapped inside the female body he was born with.
A 51-year-old woman, a writer who is bored and depressed.
A no-age-given man, a psychiatrist pretending to be an ex-convict wanting a new life, but is really there studding identity disorders.
This is a story with serious potential. It could have been a really engaging ...more
Really loved the concept of this and was intrigued by the red-scale art work which could have been beautiful.
Sadly, this really fell a bit flat. The artwork made it hard to understand what was happening in the conflict panels.
It was awesome to see a comic take on gender identity issues and trying to find solutions.
*Digital review copy provided by NetGalley and the publisher.