Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Graphic Novel
Length: 352 pages
Release Date: July 10, 2007
Stand Alone or Series: 4th volume in the Flight series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“A full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field, FLIGHT, Volume Four is the newest addition to a great success story in graphic novel publishing.
Since 2004, when the first Volume of Flight burst on the scene, the publication of subsequent volumes has become a highly anticipated annual event. Artists are constantly contacting Kibuishi (the editor of the Flight volumes and himself a contributor), asking to be included in the next volume of Flight. So it’s no wonder Flight has ascended so rapidly in the graphic novel universe, becoming a fan favorite and developing a rabid following. Each contributor’s story in the anthology represents a labor of love, and that fact shines through in the overall quality of the series.”
I always love the Flight graphic novels. They are such a unique and beautiful collection of short stories. This volume was very well done and I enjoyed the variety of stories throughout.
These are difficult to review because there is such a wide variety of stories, illustration styles, and themes. Suffice to say there really weren’t any stories in here I disliked. Of course the continuing story of Rex (by Michel Gagne) and the story by Kazu Kibuishi are some of my favorites and have remained my favorites throughout each Flight novel.
I also really enjoyed both the illustration style and story for “The Forever Box” by Sarah Mensinga. I found the silly little story of “Igloo Head and Tree Head” by Scott C to be strangely charming and entertaining as well. There were many others that I enjoyed too.
Overall this was another wonderful anthology of graphic short stories. All the stories were well done and consistently good. The Flight series continues to provide beautiful and high quality graphic short stories that are creative, intriguing and entertaining. I will definitely continue reading the series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge