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message 1: by Robert (new)

Robert So this is a graphic novel, then? I saw the YA label and got worried on Hoopla that I was about to download a turgid novel...


message 2: by Anne (new)

Anne I thought the SAME thing!!! I was afraid it was one of those awful novelizations. But no. It's a comic book.


message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert Anne wrote: "I thought the SAME thing!!! I was afraid it was one of those awful novelizations. But no. It's a comic book."

Awesome! Well, thanks for taking the plunge, amiga!



I'll likely check it out now.


message 4: by Anne (new)

Anne It's still YA, but I think it was on the better quality end of the spectrum for that genre. DC is killing it when it comes to roping in the youngsters. Between this, DC Super Hero Girls, and the Secret Hero Society stuff? DC is going to push Marvel completely out of the kid market if they don't start getting their shit together.


message 5: by Robert (new)

Robert Anne wrote: "It's still YA, but I think it was on the better quality end of the spectrum for that genre. DC is killing it when it comes to roping in the youngsters."

Am I complicit in that I bought my 3 y/o old all the DC Super Hero Girls action figures? They're just too much fun!


message 6: by Anne (new)

Anne They are! I bought a bunch of them for my youngest daughter, as well.


message 7: by Amber (new)

Amber I am so glad to see you liked this! I have been totally wanting to read this since seeing it on Goodreads, seeing a positive review makes me want to get to it quicker!


message 8: by L. (new)

L. McCoy “two countries were at war, and then they simply decided not to...”

Okay, I know this is a positive review but now I’m tempted to remove this from my reading list.


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne Amber wrote: "I am so glad to see you liked this! I have been totally wanting to read this since seeing it on Goodreads, seeing a positive review makes me want to get to it quicker!"

Let me know what you think, Amber!


message 10: by Anne (new)

Anne L. wrote: "“two countries were at war, and then they simply decided not to...”

Okay, I know this is a positive review but now I’m tempted to remove this from my reading list."


Well, this is young adult. And you are a young adult, L.
BUT. I wouldn't tell either of my boys to read this one, and I wouldn't recommend it to you, either. I gave it to my 11 year old daughter, so we'll see what she thinks of it.
I would say this is a graphic novel for either 'younger kids' or a graphic novel for young adults who DON'T already read comics. I'd tell you to go read a real comic with Mera in it. This is the Twilight version of Mera, and I mean that in the best way possible. It's a comic to hook in readers who know nothing about comics. If you can appreciate it for what it is trying to do, then read it. Otherwise pull it off of your to-read shelf.


message 11: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Aw, great review!


message 12: by L. (new)

L. McCoy Anne wrote: "L. wrote: "“two countries were at war, and then they simply decided not to...”

Okay, I know this is a positive review but now I’m tempted to remove this from my reading list."

Well, this is young..."


I mean, I’ll probably still read it especially since the ads and artwork I’ve seen on social media interested me but I’ll probably get into the Queen of Atlantis miniseries first. That one looks kinda bad-ass.


message 13: by Jeff (new)

Jeff But the stories were all about old people and their old people issues

Does Old Man Logan's healing factor mean he doesn't have to worry about adult diapers?


message 14: by Anne (new)

Anne Yes. Yes, it does. And THAT is his true superpower.


message 15: by Robert (new)

Robert Reading it now!


message 16: by Anne (new)

Anne My 11 year old daughter ended up DNFing it. She said it was weird. I'm guessing it might go over better if she hadn't been reading the 'real' comics for so long?


message 17: by Robert (new)

Robert I’ll bet the low-key colour palette would be tough to adjust to. Interesting stylistic choice, but one bound to vex some readers.


message 18: by Anne (new)

Anne She was just bored with the angst, I think.


message 19: by Robert (new)

Robert Ha ha good for her! I’ve been angsting on and off since ‘91, it can get exhausting...


message 20: by Anne (new)

Anne Ah, the angsty 90's. We didn't know what to do with ourselves, did we?


message 21: by L. (new)

L. McCoy I got an FCBD preview for a YA Catwoman comic that looks surprisingly good.


message 22: by Anne (new)

Anne Let me know what you think!


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