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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  2,010 ratings  ·  445 reviews
For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

Pan's life used to be very small. Work in her dad's body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn't even matter that Tara was a princess... until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years la
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Top Shelf Productions
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Hannah Templer Yes there will! I don't have exact dates for it, yet but the webcomic will return early this summer and the book is set to be out in 2022 :-)…moreYes there will! I don't have exact dates for it, yet but the webcomic will return early this summer and the book is set to be out in 2022 :-)(less)

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may ➹
I saw space gays and didn’t need to know anything else to start reading it immediately ...more
anna (½ of readsrainbow)
rep: sapphic mc, side wlw interracial relationship, side trans character

i have never felt more gay & more in the mood to smash the patriarchy and eat the rich

space gays, you say?
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Being overly literal-minded, I was quite distracted by trying to understand how the princess/sports economy worked. And also, why even? But other than that this was good, like the art and MC Pan, plan to read the next one. Looking forward to finding out what happened to Tara!

Brianna Silva
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is the epitome of the memes "Be Gay, Do Crimes" and "Space is Gay."

It's great fun, the art is so beautiful it makes me stare in awe, and as a Lesbian TM I can't tell you how affirming and wonderful it is to see a cast made up pretty much entirely of sapphic ladies.

I can't wait for Volume 2!
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtqiap
A ragtag group of gays in space fighting the patriarchy.

The art and colors are absolutely stunning. The characters are all interesting and well-rounded and the plot is super compelling.

Definitely read this comic, either in book form or as a free webcomic here
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, lgbtq, sci-fi
i'm gay and i hate the patriarchy ...more
Rod Brown
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I knew almost nothing about this book before cracking the cover, and I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging it is.

In 2169, a ragtag group of LGBTQ+ individuals comes together to fight a medieval-style patriarchy that has knights in high-tech battlesuits fight it out in battle royale jousts for possession of princesses. This volume offers a satisfying hunk of story while leaving me wanting more, much more.

My tags: (view spoiler)
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a simple woman. I see gays fighting the patriarchy in space, I give five stars. ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, lgbtq
Quick, fun and beautifully drawn. Pan is the daughter of a mechanic on one small world among many bustling spaceports. Her best friend, Tara, is a Princess- which doesn't matter until the day comes that her hand in marriage is going to be given away to the winner of a tournament. Pan helps Tara escape in a cargo ship and never sees her again. Five years later a pair of injured tournament fighters end up on her doorstep- two women who fight to free Princesses. Pan sees a chance to get off world a ...more
Eva B.
First off, this art is beautiful. Second, Kate is amazing and I love her. Third...this just felt like a prologue. I flew through it, but I felt underwhelmed. The space and the gays were both there, but I found Pan to be a very bland protagonist (I'd have much rather followed Kate or Cass) and I feel like this should've been longer. ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THIS WAS SO GOOD! The art style is FANTASTIC and the premise of princesses fighting in suits to earn their own hand in marriage 😍 AMAZING! The world had me super intrigued and I need to know more about the political scheming its so fun. Also having a scifi with only women as main characters was just very nice (Also I read this online which is very nice to have a free version, but I really want to buy a physical copy because the art style is super inspiring!)
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer
*4-4.5 Stars

woah this was mad cool and a delight to read. the colors and artist's style was awesome as well as the story in general. A very interesting concept and I can't wait to check out more. If you like queers, attractive color palettes, tournament fighting, queers, anarchy, toppling the patriarchy, OR space, I definitely recommend checking it out! You can even find it for free on the artist's site

Also this story reminded me how desperately I need to expand my queer graphic novel collection
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I fucking love this comic. It’s giving the gays everything they want, the art is gorgeous, and the story so far is really compelling. Also important : CASS IS SO HOT AND SO!!! BUTCH!!! THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD HANNAH
when cass showed up i fully blacked out and then we got her backstory and i fully fucking DIED thank you very much for this extremely happy i paid cash dollaz for it!
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-s-books
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

The only reason this isn't a full 5-star read is because I found the battle scenes too confusing - I couldn't differentiate between the various Cosmoknights in the arena or figure out what they were doing most of the time. Otherwise, everything else is 5 stars!
vanessa (effiereads)
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i bought this solely because it advertised space gays and i was not disappointed.
Jun 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I LOVE THIS GRAPHIC NOVEL! They have some of the coolest female characters I've seen in comics in years. I questioned my sexual preferences after reading this because I found 2 of the female characters to be very attractive (I wouldn't mind dating them if they existed in reality). The artwork and story are stunning. There is so much shown without it being said, which is really rare to find in any kind of story these days. I cannot wait for the next volume to come out. I would suggest this book t ...more
actual rating: 4.5 stars

i didn’t really care about the action scenes (because that’s just who i am) but i really loved all the characters and want to read the next volume so!! i’d say that’s a win
Banana Potato
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm dead. This destroyed me in the best way possible. It's so SO good, incredible, stunning, perfection, we LOVE to see it.

Oof. Y'all need to step up and read this one ASAP.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Light, fun and fast-moving with great artwork, coupled with fighting tired gender expectations. Can’t wait to read the next volume.
Eli Claire
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer-reads
My review really can’t compare to the description on the back of this book: “For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.”

So I’ll just say this:

Set in a futuristic world where planets are ruled by royal houses, princesses are ‘won’ by the victor of a jousting battle. Pan, who helped her best friend escape this fate but in doing so resigned herself to a life of scorn from her community and mundanity planet-side, dreams of one day escaping her dull
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtqia-reads
"For this ragtag band of space gays liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game"

I was so immersed by the graphics and the storyline, that I got to the end of this volume and didn't even notice! I need more! Pan and Tara are so beautiful as human beings and their friendship is just beautiful to watch even though there is hardship there and a crazy cliffhanger!

I was literally taking notes of my reactions and my mind was racing with so many thoughts. How cool their purpose is and what i
I can't even begin to do this book justice it is that good! The art is a kick in the face it's so beautiful and moving. The story makes me want to go out and fight the patriarchy and change the whole game. You will fall in love with every one of the characters and be upset that you don't have a huge body of work to turn to for more!!

Maddy (maddysreads)
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt
Fun graphic novel about lesbians taking down the system set in space.
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
FANTASTIC! I read it over like 3 times. Space knights and princesses.
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A "ragtag band of space gays", you say? Count me hooked!

This graphic novel was rec'd to me via a livestream sponsored by my library where several staff members get together to recommend their favorite books in a particular genre. This one was rec'd by the panel covering science fiction, and it caught my attention immediately, even though sci-fi isn't my usual preferred genre. A neo-medieval society in space where princesses' hands in marriage are won by a bunch of guys trying to beat the snot ou

Cosmoknights is a space gays found family sci-fi adventure that moves at a quick pace, includes various forms of gender expressions and love, and has some super fun worldbuilding. Being able to meld the medieval themes of jousting for the hand of a fair maiden with all the drama and vibrancy of robot gladiators makes for a good time.

The art is fantastic, with each character fully realized and separate from the others. The color palette is stu
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Wilmette Public L...: Cosmoknights Vol. 1 by Hannah Templer 3 11 Apr 07, 2020 07:41AM  

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