Joe Sugg’s debut comic is about a teen girl, bullied and excluded by her peers. She has a computer geek dad who has been working on a virtual world. When he passes away, he leaves his work to her.
I’ll be honest, as much as I was interested by this comic, I wasn’t expecting too much. I didn’t want to set my expectations too high and be let down. I shouldn’t have even bothered thinking about it. It was a beautiful, enjoyable read. I liked that right from the get go, Joe admits he worked as part of a team to create the comic, in which he came up with the story and the group helped him bring it to fruition.
Although it is definitely aimed at young teens, I could see where they were going with it. Joe’s YouTube following is mostly young teens as well, so he’s targeted it at his main audience. It is based around great ideas and has a good theme. I thought the length was great. It was a quick read, but it still told the whole story.
The artwork is beautiful and bright. This might be something a little strange to mention, but the vibrant colours and great quality paper added to my experience. The copy I received for review was the same as those in stores I believe, so great quality paper and a thick cover really make it live up to it’s collector’s edition claims, and makes it a great gift for someone.
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Thanks to Hachette NZ for sending me a copy for review.