With A Memory of Light bringing The Wheel of Time to a close this month, over on the Kirkus Reviews Blog today I take a look at four volumes of the Wheel of Time Graphic Novels out from TOR and Dynamite. Adapted by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Mike S. Miller, Chase Conley, Andie Tong, Marcio Fiorito and Francis Nuguit, these books take us from New Spring to the mid-point of The Eye of the World.
Here’s the synopsis:
Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she’s got her cousin—and best friend—Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera and Caroline can set things right. Caroline, fragile and wheelchair-bound, may seem like more of a liability than an asset, but Aliera knows there’s more to her quiet cousin than meets the eye. Curses! Foiled Again is Jane Yolen at her best, reunited with her partner in crime, the fabulously talented illustrator Mike Cavallaro.
Book info as per Amazon US:
- Reading level: Ages 11 and up
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: First Second; First Edition edition (January 8, 2013)
- ISBN-10: 1596436190
- ISBN-13: 978-1596436190
On the Kirkus Reviews blog today, I list my Top 5 Graphic Novel picks starring the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
From the post:
Sergei Kravinoff burst onto the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1964. Since then, he has hunted Spidey relentlessly in the hopes of proving to everyone he is the greatest hunter in the world. Collecting Web of Spider-Man #31-32, Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, and Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, Kraven’s Last Hunt, written by J. M. DeMatteis and illustrated by Mike Zeck, brought Kraven and Spider-Man together for their final confrontation.
Driven mad by his inability to defeat Spider-Man, Kraven the Hunter launches his ultimate end-game and manages to defeat the web-head. He shoots him, and buries him. To further prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world, Kraven takes on Spider-Man’s mask and hunts his latest enemy, Vermin, and defeats him in a brutal attack. Two weeks later, Spidey wakes up (he was drugged, not killed) and has to dig his way out of his own grave. Kraven is no longer interested in him. Vermin, however, is out for revenge following the beat-down Kraven gave him.
Click through to the Kirkus Reviews blog to read the full piece and see all my picks.