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Rainbow Brite

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  33 reviews
The adventure begins for children and adults alike, as the classic character Rainbow Brite comes to comics and brings a little color to your life!

Wisp and Willow are best friends who live in a small town. They are inseparable, until one night Wisp discovers something is stealing the color from the world! To escape their grasp, Wisp must use her wits and the help of a new f
Paperback, 138 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Dynamite Entertainment
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A Rainbow Brite origin graphic novel?
Yes Please!

Sadly, this didn't work for me.

The illustrations, story, and Rainbow Land characters all fell flat.
I may also be slightly bitter since Canary Yellow wasn't in it and she was always my favourite.

Thanks to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for my DRC.

Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
While I know for sure that I watched Rainbow Brite while I was growing up in the 80’s, the memory that stayed with me all of these years has been the merchandise, not the cartoon. I have fond memories of playing with this as a kid
and can even remember the way the shiny part of her dress felt. I suspect this cartoon was also responsible for me rocking some pretty impressive rainbow shoelaces at the time. Yet when I found the theme song and searched it for sparks of recognition I came away wit

No way can this be as good as the 80s original...

BUT...Im still gonna read it. It is RAINBOW BRITE after all.


*thank you to Netgalley, Diamond Book Distributors, and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

"Nobody stars out as a hero"

2.5 stars.

While reading this I had to seperate the two parts of me. One part of me grew up with the original Rainbow Brite from the 80s TV Show. I LOVE LOVE Rainbow Brite and it has a
Fun story, but the art was so-so. I did miss the cuteness of the original sprites, they were so huggable. These sprites look like Mr: Mxyzptlk with some extra tufts of fur....

I received a copy through Netgalley, opinions are my own.
I don’t know what I wanted, but this wasn’t nostalgic for me. It was to modern. Tweens without familiarity to the original characters will probably like this just fine.
Jen Solak
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a child who grew up with the original Rainbow Brite I will admit that I was terrified going into this graphic novel! I was very happy to discover that in creating this new origin story for Rainbow Brite and the sprites I didn’t need to lose any of my fond memories, but I also found a new adventure to enjoy!

The only small point of contention I have is that the back of the book mentions introducing children to concepts of Rainbow Brite, which is awesome, but this book does contain a lot of voca
Beth Cato
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a gratis copy of this book via NetGalley.

My thoughts on this Rainbow Brite reboot are complex. First of all, I LOVED Rainbow Brite as a kid. LOVED. It had a major impact on my life. That said, I don't regard it as sacrosanct. A reboot sounds fine by me, so long as it's done well. I always found the original art for Rainbow and the Color Kids to be a bit weird with their body proportions and all. My biggest concern was how Starlite, her horse, would be portrayed, because I loved him mo
Aug 20, 2019 rated it liked it
ARC via Netgalley. I'm not familiar with the original, but this is an absolutely charming series opener that feels set to appeal to the same kids as She-Ra and Steven Universe. I was a little disappointed that after the amazing opening scenes (a little black girl LARPing as a wizard in the woods with her best friend! her parents both supporting and contributing to their game!) the book focused exclusively on Wisp, the white best friend, but the first volume does end with Willow being pulled into ...more
Andrea Wright
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I'm an 80's child and liked Rainbow Brite, although she was not my favorite. While this did not satisfy any childhood enjoyment, I do think that kids now would enjoy the artwork and story. I always loved Lurky and it is much harder to like Lurky in this graphic novel (he's just not that cute). Would be interested to see how far the series goes though.
Maria Rowe
Jul 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved Rainbow Brite when I was a kid! This was fun to read. I was originally thrown off by the characters being older than the original, but I think that works well. The back story is fun to read but there was a spark missing from this collection, and awkward parts where certain people and places were introduced in sort of a clunky way. The art was pretty good but I loved the original style and colors much better. Despite each edition having a different illustrator, the art stayed pretty consi ...more
There is so much terrible infodump but the worst is Mantis OGreen...
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I'd like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. More like 2.5 stars. I grew up with the original Rainbow Brite so I am a little biased. While this was cute I didn't enjoy it as much as though I would nor did I enjoy the graphics of it.
megan donaldson
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I grew up loving this. I enjoyed the new story. I miss the original art style. I shall keep reading them.
Writing - 4 stars
Internal art - 2.5 stars

Well, this was disappointing. I loved the writing, and the take on the story, but the internal art was not my cup of tea, and it's been canceled before it really got started.

I loved the friendship between Wisp and Willow, and their relationships to their parents. Wisp's sense of doing what's right even when lacking confidence was really lovely, and Twinkle is positively charming. I also really enjoyed that the story takes its time to unfold, allowing Wisp
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Rainbow Brite through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Does anybody else remember the Rainbow Brite TV series? Or was it a movie? I can’t remember that much now, but I do remember being completely obsessed with the character when I was little. So I’m not ashamed to admit that I wanted to read this graphic novel in hopes of a heavy dose of nostalgia.
And I wasn’t disappointed. Rainbow Brite was more or less exactly like I remembered, though of course this
Andrea Johnston
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH. MY. GAWD. How fantastic was THAT?!! My inner 80s child is squealing with delight, that was so good.

And I completely agree with the reviews on the back saying that this work is the perfect way to introduce young readers to Rainbow Brite and to delight old fans back into the story. And what a story!! Intelligent, sharp, witty, fantastic characters (I absolutely adore Willow and Wisp), high adventure, girl power, and miles of heart. Rainbow Brite the graphic novel edition does something that ca
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
A huge thank you to NetGalley, Jeremy Whitley, Brittney Williams, and Diamond Book Distributors for the opportunity to read Rainbow Brite (Vol. 1) in exchange for an honest review.

I requested this because NOSTALGIA! Rainbow Brite was the show of my two-year-old days. I have seen a few Rainbow Brite merchandise items pop up here and there over the years, but recently I have seen it making a comeback, and this comic is perfect for fans of the original show or those new to the world of Rainbow Brit
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this eARC from the lovely publishes through Netgalley. Thank you.

To be honest, going in I was super stoked to be delving back into my childhood. I ADORED this tv series as a young girl.

Though I did enjoy the reading, I have to agree with many others in saying that it just didn't quite five me that same nostalgic feeling that I was so excited about.

I thought the art was pretty good for the most part but Twink was not as cute and cuddly as he used to be. That small detail in itself to
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will admit I have been a little trepidation about this book. I did not want my childhood stomped on and ruined in my memory forever. But my fears have all been put to rest as this revision of a childhood classics is absolutely wonderful. We are in modern times, and color has been leaching out of the world. Two girls, who don’t “play” they LARP, are warriors both in their minds and in reality. Wisp gets transported Rainbow land and helps Twink to find the color that is missing. This book has ac ...more
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Rainbow Brite by Jeremy Whitley, et. al. is a free NetGalley e-comicbook that I read in late July.

Best friends Willow and Wisp play imaginative LARP games in the real world, whose colors are gradually being taken by Murky and his shadow minions. Wisp is pulled into Rainbow Land by a sprite, Twinkle, who deems her to be the next Rainbow Brite and sets her to defeat Murky, reunite with Starlite and the members of the Color Guard, then bring color back to both of their worlds. Spunky, quirky, motiv
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rainbow Brite was a major favorite of mine while growing up and I'm delighted that there's a new artist bringing her to life. The story is basically how a girl named Wisp becomes Rainbow Brite. Well, probably. We get to see Wisp and her friend, Willow, LARPing as a wizard and a warrior. That evening, Wisp sees some mysterious creature standing next to her mother's car which used to be blue. And that is her introduction to the minions of the Shadow King who is trying to suck all of the color out ...more
Adam Stone
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have no nostalgia for the old Rainbow Brite series. I'm the right age where I was exposed to it, but never latched on to the brightly colored affair. Given my ignorance of its original context, and my extreme dislike of Whitley's My Little Pony series, I was leery of even flipping through this. But this is a great all-ages book. Two young girls into LARPing have realityadventures until one of them is transported to Rainbow Land after seeing some color-sucking demons.

I recommend this for anyone
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Slightly updated origin story for Rainbow Brite. I honestly didn't remember at all that there WAS an origin story--RB was Wisp, who came to Rainbowland to help protect the colors. Here I feel really bad for her family and friends, who have been left behind. The writing is okay, the art is okay (though Twink looks too much like a grumpy old man. And they changed Murky's color!), but it didn't grab me. I was so excited for it, too. I'll probably check out future volumes out of curiosity. So far we ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute. I wasn't familiar with the original Rainbow Brite, except that it was from the 80's. I thought this was really fun and excited to continue the story. There are rumors that it's cancelled, but other rumors say it depends on performance with this volume. Personally I hope they continue. I think they have a nice little gem here.
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My daughter enjoyed reading this comic book and it was fun for me to be able to share such a huge part of my childhood with her. The illustrations were bright and eye catching and really did justice to the characters I remember. I liked the strong moral lessons in the plot.
Mana traverse les Pages
This first volume is an adaptation of the adventures of Wisp, a magical girl from the television series Rainbow Brite.
We discover a young girl full of energy who will be endowed with magic powers, related to the colors of the rainbow.

The reading was cool and I enjoyed discovering this super-heroine I did not know. On the other hand, I had a lot of trouble with the graphic style (which is very different from the cover), and that's what made my reading difficult.

In the end, this point has triumphe
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-book-a-thon
Cute AF. I am here for the nostalgic ride.
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, library-book
Cool cover art. Not my type of story.
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
Trish Taub
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don’t usually read comic books and graphic moves but I love Rainbow Brite! I was really engrossed in this story. The art is stunning.
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Jeremy Whitley is the son of two teachers and the husband of a third.

Born in La Mesa, CA, Jeremy went to high school in Lenoir, NC and college at The University of North Carolina. He graduated with a Bachelors in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and a girlfriend who would soon become a wife.

He and his wife Alicia live in Raleigh with their elemental daughter, Zuri. Jeremy writes part-time an
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