Pub Date 23 Jan 2024
Papercutz - 152 pages
Children's Fiction | Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga | Middle Grade
Papercutz is proud to present an inventive new coming-of-age series THE INVENTOR!
Discover the vibrant island of Mata-Mata with long-time residents Cobalt Cogg and his grandfather, Alfred. Cobalt wants to grow up to be like his grandpa - an inventor! But when he and his friend, Linnea, get into an accident with one of Alfred’s inventions, all hopes for creating seem lost. Can Cobalt recover and move forward with his friends and family? Plus: learn about Alpha-Energy and all the ways it can help! And is there something more to this mysterious energy source? Process all this and grief, joy, health, and creativity, in this fantastical coming-of-age graphic novel.
This is like watching an anime, the artwork and coloring quality are super pro. The light effects are amazing. This volume sets up the world, great world-building, the main character's origin story, and explains the incident that led his grandfather to exile.
There is the mystery of energy and different powers. Also the necessity of energy. The town has a symbiotic existence with turtles and that makes the world unique. Although the main character looks as selfish as his grandfather his journey has just begun and I am certain there will be character growth. Ends with him leaving in search of his grandfather.
The accident is a little violent (burned legs) but it's not about being depressed about it, it's about fixing things later.
Thank you Netgalley and Publisher for this e-Arc.