Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 368 pages
Release Date: July 22, 2008
Stand Alone or Series: 5th volume in the Flight series
Rating: 5/5 stars
This is the 5th volume in the Flight series edited by Kazu Kibuishi. This continues to be a very high quality graphic novel anthology where the stories included all feature themes of flight (in all it’s solid and ambiguous forms). I loved this graphic novel and am always incredibly impressed by the variety and quality of these graphic novel anthologies.
Below I have listed all the stories and my brief thoughts on them. There were a number of stories I absolutely loved. My son is 10 years old and has started reading this series as well and is really enjoying it.
Overall I continue to be very impressed with the quality of the Flight anthologies….they just keep getting better and better. I would definitely recommend to graphic novel fantasy fans.
“The Broken Path” by Michel Gagné (5/5)
Continue to love this story which follows the adorable Rex. Artwork is amazing.
“Delilah Dirk and the Aqueduct” by Tony Cliff (4/5)
Love the Delilah Dark books, they are action-packed and fun with a strong heroine.
“The Dragon” by Reagan Lodge (5/5)
This was another well done and action-packed story.
“Béisbol 2” by Richard Pose (4/5)
This was a cute story about baseball and people’s expectations. Not my favorite because it wasn’t fantasy but it was still well done.
“The Courier” by Kazu Kibuishi (5/5)
Kibuishi does such an amazing job with illustration. This is a small extension to the Amulet world and I loved it!
“Malinky Robot” by Sonny Liew (4/5)
This was a cute story about a robot, I enjoyed the unique illustration style and cute story.
“Worry Dolls” by JP Ahonen (4/5)
This was a funny story, I wasn’t a huge fan of the illustration but enjoyed the story
“Igloo Head and Tree Head in Disguise” by Scott Campbell (4/5)
I am always a fan of the Igloo Head and Tree Head stories. They are just so goofy.
“Evidence” by Graham Annable (4/5)
Mostly pictures this one was a well done darkly humorous story
“N” by Phil Craven (4/5)
Love this one. I loved the illustration style of the ninjas, no words but the pictures tell a sweet story.
“The Changelings” by Sarah Mensinga (5/5)
This one had an amazingly unique illustration which I adored. The story was also sweet and touching.
“Mountains” by Matthew Bernier (4/5)
This had decent illustration and a very quirky and odd story. It was a bit confusing but I still liked it.
“Big Dome: Flowers for Mama” by Paul Rivoche (3/5)
This was my least favorite of the stories so far. I just didn’t enjoy the illustration or the story much.
“The Chosen One” by Dave Roman (5/5)
Very cute story about a boy who gets chose to go on a quest to save the world. I loved the irony, humor and the adventurous story line.
“Jellaby: Lost” by Kean Soo (4/5)
I always enjoy the Jellaby stories. They are very cute and fun.
“Two Kids” by Bannister, colors by Steve Hamaker (4/5)
Good story about two kids lost in the woods, but for different reasons. The art was well done and the story was interesting.
“Scenes in Which the Earth Stops Spinning” by John Martz and Ryan North (2/5)
I was not a fan of this one. I didn’t enjoy the artwork and thought the concept was silly.
“Timecat” by Joey Weiser (5/5)
I loved this one. It was so cute and funny. It’s illustrated in a very cartoony way. I am a huge cat fan and this captures cats perfectly.
“Voyage” by Kness and Made (5/5)
There are no words in this one but the artwork is spectacularly beautiful. Seriously amazing artwork and a sweet story. Loved it.
“On the Importance of Space Travel” by Svetlana Chmakova (5/5)
This was a super fun story. I wasn’t a huge fan of the artwork but I loved the story and the way things turned out. There’s a lot of story here for how short it is.
“Seasons: Frank and Frank” by Chris Appelhans (4/5)
This has some cute artwork but is pretty light on story. It was a cute way to end the book.
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
– Steampunk Reading Challenge