In the past couple of weeks I read another manga and a graphic novel. So today I want to share my thoughts on both. The graphic novel I got through Netgalley, it’s the second volume of Quincredible and I also read the first one. Black Note is the third volume (of the Black Edition) and I also read the first and second one. Let’s dive into todays reviews.
Rodney Barnes and Selina Espiritu return for another Quincredible adventure, this time diving into the world of Voodoo. Quinton West is back as the would-be hero of his city New Orleans, battling against a new enemy who wishes to claim the historical land for himself.
When meteors fell to Earth Quinton West was gifted with the power of invulnerability. Seeing others take up hero identities, Quinton decided to help his city of New Orleans in his own way. Using his smarts, creativity and a bit of training from his mentor Glow, Quinton is on his way to becoming Quincredible, hero of New Orleans!
But even superheroes must do homework, and Quinton’s newest assignment is to learn the history of New Orleans and Voodoo. An assignment that leads him to the mysterious Madame Adelaide who gives him a new task to fulfill for the good of New Orleans. Is Madame Adelaide a spirit? An enhanced human? And what is the evil that threatens New Orleans that Quinton must stop?
Quincredible Vol. 2: The Hero Within by Rodney Barnes, Selina Espiritu, Kelly Fitzpatrick
Published by Oni Press on 13/07/2021
Quincredible vol. 2 – Rodney Barnes
This is the second volume in the Quincredible comic and I was very excited to read it. After loving volume 1 I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. This second volume had a different feel and different type of story compared to the first one. While I flew through the book, I did have to get into it a bit. At first I was confused as to what was going on exactly. But I kept going and throughout the story it started to make more and more sense. The art was mostly like the first volume, I didn’t think it was special but it was done nicely. Volume 2 The Hero Within focuses on cultural backgrounds and I loved that a lot, they delved into history and did it in an interesting way. While this volume didn’t wow me like the first volume did, I did enjoy it a lot!
Contains Volumes 5 and 6 of Death Note!
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?
Death Note: Black Edition, Vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Published by TokyoPop GmbH on 01/08/2009
Death Note Black Edition vol. 3 – Tsugumi Ohba
I’ll admit, I had forgotten a lot from the previous volume. And it took me a bit to get back into the story. Light is working with L to try and catch Kira. I had forgotten some important details so I was definitely a bit lost. However, throughout the volume those details came back to me as they were mentioned once or twice. And once I was fully immersed in the story again I could not stop! I read this in one or two sittings and enjoyed it a lot. The next two volumes are already ordered haha.
While the story took a bit of a detour and a lot of people dislike this volume, it actually renewed my investment in the story. I enjoyed the other side of Light we got to see and I didn’t feel like we were rehashing previous plot points. And I have a feeling the story will really move forward in the next volume. I am very excited for my copy to arrive and I will read it soon! It’s nice to debate the morality of the characters and their motivations. No one is truly good or bad I think and I just love that.
Two mini reviews today so not a long post but hopefully still enjoyable! I will read the next volumes for both series and I would also recommend both haha. Have you read any of them? Let me know down below!