Reading Level: Teen and Older
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 288 pages
Release Date: July 20, 2010
Stand Alone or Series: 7th volume in the Flight series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the 7th volume in the Flight graphic novel series. This book contains another set of interesting graphic novel short stories that are all supposed to have some aspect of Flight to them. While this collection was better than Vol 5 and 6; it still wasn’t nearly as strong as some of the earlier volumes.
You can see below for brief comments on the included stories and what I thought of them. My favorites continue to be Gagne’s “Saga of Rex”, Kazu Kibuishi’s stories, and the Jellaby stories. I additionally really liked “Live Bait” by Justin Gerard and “Sentinels” by Jason Caffoe.
Overall a solid collection of graphic novel short stories. I enjoyed them and plan on reading the final book (8) in the Flight series. I would recommend to those who enjoy sci-fi/fantasy graphic novels.
“Saga of Rex: The Harvest” by Michel Gagne’ (5/5)
This explains why everything that happened, happened to Rex in the previous installments. Gorgeous illustration and a sweet story.
“The Courier: Shortcut” by Kazu Kibuishi (5/5)
This was another wonderful addition to the Courier story and of course was beautifully illustrated.
“Live Bait” by Justin Gerard (5/5)
More fantastic illustration with a story that at first seems predictable but has a touching twist to it at the end.
“Kenneth Shuri and the Big Sweep” by JP Ahonen (4/5)
This was a continuation of the Kenneth Shuri (unemployed ninja) stories that have been in previous volumes. It’s a cute story but the illustration style is not my favorite.
“Premium Cargo” by Kostas Kiriakakis (4/5)
This was a cute story that had a fun twist to it. The drawing style was unique and interesting but the story was a bit hard to follow.
“Sustain the Song” by Lenland Myrick (3/5)
I didn’t really like this story or the illustration style; it was okay but not great.
“Overhead” by Stuart LIvingston (4/5)
I enjoyed this story and the illustration style but the story felt very incomplete.
“Onere and Piccola” (4/5)
This was a beautifully done mythology themed story. I liked the illustration as well and enjoyed it.
“Fairy Market” by Kadi and Steven Shanahan (3/5)
The artwork was very cartoony and sketchy for this story (not my favorite). I also thought the story was goofy and a big silly. It was okay but not great.
“I’ve Decided to Become a Skeptic” by Dave Roman (2/5)
Very short and silly story. I didn’t enjoy the artwork or the story.
“Jellaby: Guardian Angel” (5/5)
I always love the Jellaby stories. In this one Jellaby is determined to make everyone’s life better and the shenanigans that ensue are very entertaining.
“Career Day” by Bannister and Grmaldi (3/5)
This was a cute story but I wasn’t a fan of the artwork. The story was about a boy who follows around his older brother (who is a knight) on career day.
“Sentinels” by Jason Caffoe (5/5)
This was a very thought-provoking story and had amazing artwork.
“King of Beasts: What’s Yours is Mine!” by Paul Harmon (3/5)
I liked the color in the drawings and the story would have been neat but it got pretty confusing and was hard to follow.
“TT Challenge” by Dermot Walshe (2/5)
Very short story about a TT Champion. I didn’t like the story or artwork and wasn’t sure what the point was.
“B.L.T” by Drew Dernavich (3/5)
This was an okay story about a man who orders a BLT but the place he orders from is out of bacon. This leads him to consider endless possibilities for his sandwich.