author: Ron Marz
average rating: 3.25
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/09/29
date added: 2014/09/29
'Skylanders: The Kaos Trap' is a spin-off comic based on the popular toys and video game. It's definitely aimed at a younger demographic than me, and I think it largely succeeds.
Being unfamiliar with the Skylanders, I was still able to jump in fairly quickly and determine that the Skylanders are the good guys and Kaos is their nemesis. He's out to stop them in any way possible. There are three issues in the graphic novel. The first story leads into the second one, but it's a bit of a rough transition. The second and third present a bigger story arc. Kaos is pretending to be one of the young Skylanders, so he can get into their Skylanders Academy and cause problems. Flynn is flying all the young students off to school, but gets his memory wiped when he runs into Kaos disguised as Weeruptor, Flynn walks off the plane and has to be rescued. Will Flynn be okay? Will Kaos' plan work?
Certainly, it's a commercial for toy and game products, but it's still mildly fun. If I knew the game at all, I could tell you if they get it right. I can tell you it's written by Ron Marz who has done work on Green Lantern and the Batman/Aliens series. Art by Mike Bowden and David Baldeon seems to be in keeping with the look of the product. If I were 8 or 9, I'd probably think this was pretty cool.
I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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