Tuesday, January 15, 2013

REVIEW: Zed (A Cosmic Tale) By Michel Gagné.

Title: Zed: A Cosmic Tale
Author: Michel Gagné
Expected Publication: February 12th 2013 by Image Comic
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comic, Fiction, Dark Comedy
Page Count: Paperback, 280 pages
Finish Reading: January, 2013
First Sentence: Xandra is

(NetGalley) Synopsis: When a cute little alien named ZED demonstrates his invention to the Hierarchy of the Galaxy, something goes wrong — terribly wrong! Before long, ZED's universe is thrown into complete turmoil and our little hero must face nearly insurmountable odds trying to survive and save the very fate of his home world.

Imbued with a dark edge, peppered with pure silliness, and wrapped up in a childlike sense of wonder, ZED's adventures will keep readers tickled and captivated from start to finish.

Originally published in comic book form over a period of eleven years, ZED has been completely revised and remastered for this definitive edition.


DISCLAIMER: E-Book ARC was provided 
by publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.
(These are my actual opinions towards this book.)

REVIEW
Let me start off by saying that I enjoyed this graphic novel though at first it was hard to get used to the writing style and storyline, but in the end it was a great read for me. Plus the illustrations are stunning.

When first checking out this book on NetGalley I thought it was gonna be cute light hearted read (based on the cover) a fun children's tale of a cute alien named Zed (it kind of was, but not the way I expected), but then I read it. This is one of those books in where you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. For I thought it was going to be a cute tale of an alien named Zed, but let's just say this book doesn't really have a children's type or storyline or vocabulary.

This graphic novel contains gory, dark comedy, a witty/silly/strange-in-a-cool-way storyline. This book also has religious aspects of it. Like I've said I actually had to get use to the writing style, but in the end I actually enjoyed it. I didn't really mind the fact that it wasn't what I expected (a cute kid's tale). It was actually kind of awesome, and I would actually pick this graphic novel up and the others in the series. (If the author is actually planning to continue with the series.)

If you liked Invader Zim's "strangeness-dark-humor" you'll probably and I would say most likely enjoy this graphic novel, but what ever you do not expect it to be a children's story. I would say you would have to be a 15 year old or older to read this. (You may enjoy this book if you are younger, but I am not sure if your parents would like that.)

NEGATIVES:
• I believe that some of the cursing isn't really necessary.
• The evil villain is a stereotypical villain.
• This book is somewhat cliché. (Entertaining, but a bit cliché.)

POSITIVES:
• The illustrations are simply amazing.
• Zed is so cute!
• Some twists are unexpecting.

VIDEO REVIEW: None.

MY FAVORITE SCENE(S):
In where... :D

OVERALLL: I recommend this to Invader Zim Fans. People who enjoy dark humor. (Note: This book is not for kids.)

My Rating: ★★★★☆
Overall (Goodreads) Rating: 3.55 Stars
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