Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Backstagers
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
21 posts | 34 read | 33 to read
All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magicliterally! When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, hes taken in by the only ones who dont treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen. James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you're kinda an outcast.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
booklover3258
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

My review of this book can be found on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8796k8gerMU

Enjoy!

review
crazyspine
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Mehso-so

I'm giving it a so-so review; however, it's important to note that I am definitely not the intended demographic for this graphic novel. I put this in my high school classroom library. It's very weird, but I know a lot of students that would probably enjoy this. There's flirting between boys, but they don't even kiss, so there's nothing risque. You could probably even give this to middle schoolers.

blurb
NataliePatalie
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

We don't have wifi yet at our new house + all my hooks are still in boxes, so I went to the library, conveniently 3 minutes away! I checked out volumes 1 & 2 of The Backstagers, a comic that's been on my TBR for awhile now. It's about a group of teens that work on the backstage crew for their schools theatre club, but there's some spooky stuff involved 👀 It kind of reminds me of Lumberjanes.
@Blueberry

Blueberry Right up your alley 😀 3y
7 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
SassenachTheBookWizard
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

It's like Narnia...but drama club edition.

I adored the graphics and vibrant colours in here. The layout and text bubbles were really well organized. Solid punny title (I'm a fan of dad jokes). I'll definitely have to pick up the next volume.

jmtrivera On my list for this week too! 3y
90 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
SassenachTheBookWizard
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

Look, I'm a sucker for bad dad puns and I'm trying to read more graphic novels so I gotta read Rebels Without Applause

B.Reader 🐶💜 3y
68 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
glitterkitty459
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

Just wanted to share with y'all my favorite comic I read this month! Another gem from #Hoopla
Definitely similar to LumberJanes (but I think I liked this better??!) The characters and the illustrations had me grinning throughout!! So fun! 😊 I'll be reading vol. 2 soon for sure

Here's a great bookriot article about different portrayals of masculinity in this : https://bookriot.com/2017/05/12/blushing-boys-and-the-backstagers/

cathipink I picked this one up for my daughter bc she works in her HS theater - I think she thought she was too mature for it (you know how teens can be at times) but it looks like so much fun 🙂🙂 3y
RebelGrrrl I LOVE THE BACKSTAGERS SO MUCH. SO, SO, SO MUCH. 3y
75 likes4 stack adds2 comments
review
xicanti
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

Somehow, I thought THE BACKSTAGERS was a mostly realistic comic about teenage theatrical types. It‘s actually about a bunch of misfits who navigate the magical tunnels underneath their high school theatre, and it‘s A DELIGHT! Tynion and Sygh give all the metaphorical wonder and mystery that makes theatre so exciting a literal twist, with plenty of danger blended in. I requested vol 2 the moment I finished because I need MORE. #caseyplusbooks

UwannaPublishme This sounds really good! 4y
54 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Michollio
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

I loved this. It reminded a lot of Lumberjanes, which I also enjoy. Plus, I think Beckett might be my soul mate.

#BookishBingo: Made you laugh

18 likes2 stack adds
review
HeathersReadingHideaway
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Mehso-so

[#ComicBookReview] The Backstagers is a really fun story about a group of friends who work the backstage crew for their school‘s theaters. They‘re the only ones who know about the mysterious tunnels that lead to magical rooms.

This was a really quick, easy, enjoyable read with really cute art. 🎭📖

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/03/comic-book-review-backstage...

blurb
nosferatoos
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

FEBRUARY 7 PULL #ncbd #comicsrecs #comicsretailer
This was a MASSIVE week and I only read a little more than half of what I brought home with me (the other half is stuff I am super behind on 😬)
👇individual notes and ratings in the comments👇

nosferatoos 👍Avengers 679: I‘m liking this more and more as it goes on. I‘m glad it‘s weekly because if I had to wait a month for every issue, I definitely would have dropped it already. 5y
nosferatoos 🙌Backstagers 2018 Valentines Intermission Special: This book is perfect. Backstagers is an adorable series and I absolutely love it. The best part about this is that an intermission is a break between acts so I am choosing to believe that this implies that there will be another 12 issue Backstagers miniseries. 😙👌 5y
nosferatoos 👍Black Bolt 10: this book is barreling towards its schedule end at issue 12 and I am not ready. Everything about this book has been visually beautiful and emotionally captivating. I‘ve been saying since issue 1 that Black Bolt is this years sleeper hit. 5y
See All 13 Comments
nosferatoos 👍Exit Stage Left 2: The Snagglepuss as Tennessee Williams high concept continues to be charming. Will probably never stop being delightful. (edited) 5y
nosferatoos 👍Extremity 11: The epic final battle begins in the penultimate issue of this absolutely breathtaking series. I‘m not ready for it to end next month. 5y
nosferatoos 👋Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock: It‘s fine. It‘s Adam Warlock stuff and Kang Stuff and exactly what you would expect from that. I‘m trying to get excited about Infinity Countdown, but this wasn‘t all that encouraging. The Allred and Allred art is absolutely breathtaking though, which is the only thing keeping this book from being a total 👎 5y
nosferatoos 👍Paper Girls 20: I don‘t have anything new to say about this book but I love everything about it. Except Mac‘s aggressive homophobia, which is brought up multiple times in every issue and getting seriously old. 5y
nosferatoos 👍Runaways 6: I continue to be pleasantly surprised. I have not read anything else by Rainbow Rowel but Marvel‘s long term experiment with hiring YA writers has been an unquestionable failure in most cases (America is unreadable, sorry). This is not the case with Runaways. Rainbow has an obvious love for these characters and it‘s honestly so refreshing to read. 5y
nosferatoos 👍Swamp Thing Winter Special: Devastating. The first story was beautifully written and drawn and it honestly broke my heart. 5y
nosferatoos 👍Twisted Romance 1: First issue in a weekly anthology mini-series by Alex de Campi. The first issue is really promising and i hope it maintains this weirdness. 5y
nosferatoos 👍Young Monsters in Love: Another Valentines anthology book that is more or less an excuse for DC to charge $9.99 for a floppy. It was good. Some stories were better than others. There is ANOTHER devastating Swamp Thing story and a great Deadman anti-bullying one shot by Paul Dini. 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai The only 'Pull' that we have in common this week is Snagglepuss. Fantastic so far! 👌❤️ 5y
nosferatoos @GrilledCheeseSamurai I LOVE snagglepuss. I am trying to convince everyone to give it a chance. 5y
24 likes13 comments
blurb
GondorGirl
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

It's a little tricky to read when you've got an arm-load of cats... #KAL #CatsOfLitsy

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 5y
rubyslippersreads But so worth it! 😻 5y
TricksyTails 🙀😻 Look how they‘re hugging!!! ♥️♥️♥️ So cute! 5y
See All 8 Comments
alisiakae ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
CareBear Oh my gosh.💜💜💜 5y
AmyG Awwww ❤️ 5y
AlaMich So sweet!! 😻 5y
CouronneDhiver Aw, how sweet! 5y
89 likes8 comments
review
Eyelit
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

Well this was just super cute and delightful to read. It made me nostalgic for my teenage theater days. 😁 looking forward to reading more of this series, for sure. If you like lumberjanes you‘ll def like this one.

Also - counts as a comic not published by Marvel, DC, or Image — if you‘re doing the bookriot read harder challenge 😄

#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

100 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Eyelit
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

I join Jory in his #amazement - especially since I worked as a stagehand all through high school and there were no cool random portals in my theater (though there was a ghost). 😅
#speechbubblechallenge
#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon

ChasingOm I read this yesterday! 5y
Eyelit @ChasingOm so much fun, right?! 5y
77 likes2 comments
blurb
ChasingOm
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

Since today is the first day of both the #letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon and #litsypartyofone, I finished my current read and am going to knock out this graphic novel! Moxie has a great cast of diverse characters and it looks like The Backstagers does too!

TricksyTails Yay! Happy you're joining us!! 👏😁 5y
Clwojick Stacking!!!! 👏👏👏 5y
27 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Mindelan
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

I DON‘T BELIEVE YOU, STAGE MANAGERS!
But you guys I just found out I can check out a few free digital comics every month from my new library. I FINALLY got my hands on the backstagers and it is delightful.

MisterWhitaker Unexpectedly loved this book! 5y
Mindelan It took me forever to pick it up, but I don‘t know why because I have yet to be disappointed by Boom!Box 5y
13 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
khooliha
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

Terribly charming, this should definitely be paired with Lumberjanes.

2 likes1 stack add
review
queerbookreader
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

THIS HAS BEEN A DELIGHT TO READ. If you like Lumberjanes you will like this series. Omg.

minkyb Sold 5y
52 likes7 stack adds1 comment
review
ShansMousey
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

Oh my goodness, this comic is super cute! I loved all the theater and musical references! The characters are all really likable and their designs really fun. It reminds me of Ouran High School Host Club. The story ends in a cliffhanger this volume. I'm dying to learn more about the whole magical realm that exists behind the stage. Hopefully we get more issues soon.

blurb
lifeless1
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image

Pro: Just finished a great comic miniseries

Con: Just finished a great comic miniseries AND NOTHING WILL EVER FEEL GOOD AGAIN!!

review
lifeless1
The Backstagers | James Tynion IV
post image
Pickpick

Awesome all-ages comic that's like Lumberjanes set in the theatre of an all-boys school. Funny and joyous but also heartfelt and sometimes bittersweet.