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Friday, May 8, 2015

REVIEW: "Jupiter's Legacy" by Mark Millar!

Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Type: Graphic Novel, Superheroes, Comic Books, Now and Then, Kids grow up so fast (and horrible), Diamond Books

About the Book: The children of the world’s greatest superheroes may never be able to fill their parents’ shoes. When the family becomes embattled by infighting, one branch stages an uprising, another goes into hiding. How long can the world survive when one family’s super-powered problems explode onto the global stage? [Description provided by Netgalley.com]

My Review: I almost want to review the first half of this graphic novel separately from the last half, because I felt so differently about each. But no, this is one story and must be judged as such - which is why my final rating will be a three. Which I think is being charitable.

The concept of this is fantastic. Superheroes change the world - but how does that superstardom change their families? Like the spoiled brats most of them are, I hated pretty much every character in this book, honestly. It wasn't until the last few issues that some of the characters redeemed themselves in my eyes, and I started enjoying the story. I think the introduction was just so heavy that it made this less like reading, and more like wading through sludge.

Cover Lovin': Uh, I don't know. I might find this cover a little off-putting. Or expect it to be about aliens, or at least space, rather than superheroes and their progeny.

Recommendation: This is one of those books that will appeal to people who like odder graphic novels. Maybe things that are more meta?

Final Rating: THREE out of FIVE stars (3/5). The first half would get one star, but the last two issues were our star worthy - so three total.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

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