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Blackbird Vol. 1
Blackbird Vol. 1 | Sam Humphries
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Nina Rodriguez knows theres a hidden magical world run by ruthless cabals hiding in Los Angeles. And when a giant magic beast kidnaps her sister, Nina must confront her past (and her demons) to get her sister back and reclaim her life. Perfect for fans of SYFYs The Magicians, the CWs Riverdale, and THE WICKED + THE DIVINEdont miss the first collection of the smash-hit neo-noir fantasy series from fan-favorite writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Harley Quinn, Nightwing) and red-hot artist JEN BARTEL (Black Panther, Mighty Thor)! Collects BLACKBIRD #1-6"
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Lizpixie
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Lizpixie #TeamSlaughter The tagged book is a really good GN I found on Scribd about a young woman in L.A who has believed there‘s magic in the world since being saved by a magical beast as a teenager. Very bright colours & a great story. The 2nd was the #Owlcrate bk of Sept, a gothic/horror fantasy about two siblings taken to live at the manor of their lord because their magic may save it from a curse. Wasn‘t half bad at all👍 (edited) 7mo
Andrew65 12 books in nine days is phenomenal! 👏👏👏🙌 (edited) 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome 7mo
TheAromaofBooks I really enjoyed Blackbird when I read it a year or so ago - I keep hoping there will be more added to the story, but it doesn't look like there is anything new yet. 7mo
Clwojick Loved the colours in Blackbird! 7mo
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LouBeth
Blackbird | Sam Humphries
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I think Luna wants me to read what she's sitting on. Seems like a good enough reason to finally pick it up...

#CatsOfLitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 11mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Finished this ages ago but didn‘t take a photo. I adore Jen Bartel and I‘d definitely buy another book of Blackbird. A lot of this was almost an origin story and it does feel like we need more of the world. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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bookishnerd
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A recent purchase that has been on my wish list for a while. I wish I had researched a bit better because there does not seem to be a sequel!

A graphic novel about Nina Rodriguez who knows that there is more to the world than she has seen and dreams about a chance to be a part of it. Then, one night, it all seems possible. But there is more to the story & her history will play a big part.

The art was amazing! Wish we would get a book 2!

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4thhouseontheleft
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Mehso-so

Eye candy, with little substance. The majority of volume 1 was filled with a convoluted plot with abrupt scene changes that often left me flipping back to make sure I didn‘t accidentally skip a page.

Beautiful illustrations though.

#screamathon

Addison_Reads I felt the same way about this one. 3y
Eyelit Just read this tonight and completely agree! 3y
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Lindy
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Urban fantasy #graphicnovel with a spooky/noir vibe, set in Los Angeles. The storyline is easy to follow & somewhat predictable. The central issues of addiction & family relationships are believably portrayed. The art by Jen Bartel (& colorist Triona Farrell) is outstanding: the jewel tones, the fabulous outfits and magical creatures. And for #catsofLitsy fans, there‘s a delightful cat character named Sharpie. #comics

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Lindy
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My favourite character in this series is Sharpie, because he speaks only in lies and I still miss Lying Cat from Saga.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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I'm trying to get out of my reading slump...

The vibrant color collection on any given page is dessert to the eye.
The plot was a bit predictable at some points, but overall it was entertaining.
I‘ll definitely be on the lookout for the next issue.

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collegecatlady
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The art in this graphic novel is absolutely stunning. I was sucked into the storyline immediately. I can‘t wait for volume two now! The waiting game is the worst!

rachelsbrittain Agreed. I really enjoyed this one! 3y
cobwebmoth Hi! I just wanted to make sure that the lmpbc box reached you okay. Hope you're doing well. 3y
collegecatlady @cobwebmoth It did! Sorry I haven‘t posted it. Ive been super busy working two jobs and going to school! 3y
cobwebmoth No worries.❤ 3y
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Lauredhel
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I ended up really liking this graphic novel - enough to reserve the second one when it comes, anyway. (If there is one). A young woman whose life doesn't make sense comes to realise that the magical world she suspected was there has been real all along. But there is a dark side, and family secrets, and more.

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BillBlume
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This is the rare graphic novel that snagged my attention almost entirely because of the art. Jen Bartel‘s artwork here is amazing, and I can‘t remember the last time a colorist earned my praise, but Triona Farrell‘s color scheme for this series really elevates it. The writing is okay for me. There‘s so much that isn‘t revealed within these six issues, and until the story sticks the landing in the later reveals, it won‘t have proven itself to me.

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rjsthumbelina
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The artwork in this is phenomenal! As is the magic system. The storyline and characters needed a bit more work, but I am WAY too intrigued to not continue reading this series.
Nina has always known that she is different, but not crazy, like her family says. When her sister is kidnapped by a giant demon, Nina goes in search of the magic she knows is real in order to get her sister back.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Bc of the artwork & magic

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rachelsbrittain
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If you like fantasy comics (eps. urban fantasy) go ahead & add this beautifully colorful comic about the secret world of magic in LA to your to-read list. Loved the concept of magical gangs fighting over territory and spellcasting gems, not to mention the twists & family drama at the center of it all. And of course a cursed cat! Can't forget him. Very interested to see where this comic takes us!

TW for drug use and mentions of past drug overdose

Bradleygirl 👀👀👀👀 looks awesome! 3y
rachelsbrittain @Bradleygirl I really enjoyed it! 3y
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Violetsunrise84
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Now I am officially hooked on another Image comics graphic novel series.I really love the illustrations. I waited patiently for the release and it did not disappoint. #blackbird #seanhumphries #imagecomics

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This first collected volume (issues 1-6), introduces Nina, her family, and the cryptic events that lead to current day. I‘m not quite sure about this hidden world of magic and cabals and a great, beautiful beast, but the artwork is utterly stunning. Fantasy is not typically my thing, but it works for me in comic form. I‘ll be back for Volume 2 when the time comes.

JoScho Great photo 💕 3y
britt_brooke @JoScho Thank you! 💚 3y
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WitBeyndMehsure
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4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was just so damn beautiful visually. There‘s a twist that I won‘t spoil but it‘s a trope that I‘m not particularly fond of in my late 20s. I also didn‘t buy the chemistry between the main character and the guy. Definitely not enough to be listed with a genre of romance on the back cover. Do read though interesting story! #Blackbird #GraphicNovels

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WitBeyndMehsure
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Just here to comment on how gorgeous this art is. Definitely good for fans of The Wicked + The Divine, visually and storyline wise. #Art #TheWickedandTheDivine #Blackbird #Fantasy

Chelleo Agreed! 🤩😍 3y
Clwojick I loved the colors and artwork in this one! ♥️💙 3y
Clwojick You should join us for #MayMadness! This week the theme is Graphic Novels. Basically, read as many as you can in the week, and we‘ll have other challenges and activities going on throughout the week as well. ♥️ 3y
WitBeyndMehsure @Clwojick oooo yes I‘m down for that! 3y
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TracyReadsBooks
Blackbird Vol. 1 | Sam Humphries
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Let‘s get the obvious out of the way—this is a gorgeous comic. The cover(s) with its saturated, dynamic colors is fantastic (the variant cover gallery as well) as is the art (throughout). It‘s a great story—reminds me a bit of Neverwhere with its LA characters know & another, magic riddled LA many don‘t see—with complicated family dynamics, questions about who to trust, a strong, independent lead & lots of magic. A great comic. Recommended.

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TracyReadsBooks
Blackbird | Sam Humphries
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Quiet #NCBD today. Blackbird is on a lot of “Best of” lists so I‘m excited to dive into the trade which collects Issues 1-6. Wonder Woman #70 because look at it—I have to say even if all the pages inside were blank, and I knew that going in, I‘d still buy it because these variant covers are THE BEST! Finally, Excellence #1 which I‘ve seen reviewed as good to great so yeah, I‘m ready to take a look. Actually, truth time...I love all three covers.