Super Mutant Magic Academy #1

Super Mutant Magic Academy #1

Writer: Jillian Tamaki Artist: Jillian Tamaki Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly Release Date: April 29, 2015 Cover Price: $22.95 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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9.5User Rating

Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which Jillian has been serializing online for the past four years, deftly plays superhero and high school Hollywood tropes against what adolescence is really like: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. This volume combines the most popular content from the webcomic with a selection of all-new, never-before-seen strips that conclude Jillian's account of life at the Academy.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 8, 2016

    If you enjoy seeing a creator develop and improve on a body of work then this is definitely a story for you. From the early pages you can see Tamaki building her style, trying different things and finding her style. It has a webcomic vibe and I say that with utter ignorance of its origin. It was likely a webcomic beforehand, but to me that's inconsequential since I experienced it as a graphic novel and I'm just illustrating a point about how the art developed and improved. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    jacksword Jul 17, 2016

    Each page of Super Mutant Magic Academy rotates nicely between just pure light fun humor and gags, existential crisis jokes, melancholic moments about the anxiety of life, and just pure weird surrealism creating a one of a kind collection of serialized web comics.

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