Ender's Shadow: Battle School #1

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Sebastian Fiumara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 3, 2008 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 8.7
    IGN - Daniel Crown Dec 3, 2008

    For many of us, this adaptation allows us to have our cake and eat it too. The inevitably accurate motto of the novel reading public (of which I'm a loyal member) generally goes something like, "The book is always better." And while Marvel's version of Ender's is probably not an exception to this rule, not everyone can work such a long series into his or her crowded reading schedule. This provides a second option of the utmost quality and is much appreciated by those of us who have been interested in the series, but have yet to find the time to read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Rob G. Dec 8, 2008

    I was hesitant to pick up this title after concluding that the other Ender's series, Ender's Game, which is out right now, would be a much better read in trade format. However, this is a great stand-alone comic with great pacing and a lot of quality content. Unlike Ender's Game, this hasn't kept me from enjoying this comic in the slightest. The only factor keeping me from giving this comic an A or higher is because it is not an original story, but rather an adaptation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Frye Dec 2, 2008

    Also of note is the artwork of Sebastian Fiumara. Fiumara seems to have developed a gritty art style to depict the children's life on the streets of Rotterdam. His pencils create a rough and dirty atmosphere, such when Bean is confronted with the reality of the streets on pages 30 and 31. Here Fiumara shines by showing Bean's fear and the brutality befallen one of his allies. Also interesting is on the last page of the issue, Fiumara teases readers with a slicker art style that shows a space station and a fleet of space ships that Bean seems destined for. Read Full Review

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