4/5 paper planes
What’s This Book About?
Created by: Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer)
Genre: Middle Grade adventure comic/graphic novel
Publication: April 2015
Pages: 128 (paperback)
Synopsis: FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! This volume collects Issues #1-4.
At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.
What I Thought:
A funny, quirky and chaotic romp through a summer camp that’s a little more than it seems. The artwork was incredibly dynamic and the colouring is stunning! I really liked seeing all the extra covers in the back – is this a common thing with all volume editions of comics? I think my favourite alternate covers were:
The Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison
The Challengers Comics Exclusive Cover by Kali Ciesemier
If you’re a Percy Jackson fan, you’ll probably enjoy this. There was a nice diversity of characters – Molly’s my favourite and I think there’s a little burgeoning sapphic ship that’s really cute! I look forward to Volume 2, there’s some shadiness afoot…