Black Canary: Ignite #1
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Black Canary: Ignite #1

Writer: Meg Cabot Artist: Cara McGee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 11
8.7Critic Rating
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diariescomes Black Canary: Ignite, Meg Cabot's first graphic novel! With expressive and energetic art by Cara McGee to match the trademark attitude and spunk of Meg Cabot's characters and dialogue, this mother-daughter story embraces the highs and lows of growing up without growing out of what makes us unique.

Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 26, 2019

    Black Canary fans rejoice! While Cabot, McGee and Quirk's take on Dinah Lance is different, the heart of the Bird of Prey we love beats fiercely within Black Canary: Ignite. A must-read for any fan of the character and anyone who enjoys good YA entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina Nov 3, 2019

    DC Zoom has created a wonderfully delightful universe that is for CHILDREN. Yep. Comic books for kids. When I was a kid, there were no superhero comics for me. I was thrown right into the world of a dark and dirty Gotham City. I was 14 when I furious called into a 1-900 number to literally save Jason Todd's life. Spoiler alert, I was out some money to my parents and he didn't make it. The idea that kids can just be handed a book like Black Canary: Ignite or like any other Zoom title and feel safe in knowing that the action will be intense, but there will be no blood splatters or nightmare inducing villains. In a world where kids are not allowed to be kids, DC Zoom is a breath of fresh air. This book is near perfect. Give it as a gift to your budding superhero fan and get her or him started the right way. There is plenty of time for them to read Bird of Prey, for now, let this be their Black Canary. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Lizzy Garcia Oct 29, 2019

    Black Canary: Igniteis a great addition to DC's line of YA graphic novels and is the strongest of the bunch. Cabot gives Dinah an origin story that fits the imprint and the character well. This is a must-read for fans of Black Canaryand has enough easter eggs hidden in its panels for any Birds of Prey fans as well. The book is also a great pick for anyone who has enjoyed Cabot's work in the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Fay Clark Nov 2, 2019

    Come and join the Black Canary, as she tries to figure out what her future career should be; cop, rock-star… or even maybe superhero? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 13, 2019

    I had a blast with this collection, which is a brisk 144-page read. McGee's art is constantly clever throwing in interesting wrinkles to capture the emotions fo the characters well. Give this book a shot and I guarantee you'll want more from Dinah and her journey in becoming a superhero.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 31, 2019

    The character is one of the big selling points here, but the top one is probably on the cover " experienced young adult author Meg Cabot, one of the biggest names in fiction and the woman behind the extended Princess Diaries series. Making her comic book debut on this OGN, she's possibly the biggest get the line has had so far and I expect this book to be a superstar seller for DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Daily Fandom - Shareca Coleman Oct 29, 2019

    I think this is a fun novel to read, no matter the age. You can have a lot of fun with this comic and it gives a charming story to Dinah. As we were reading, we found ourselves nostalgic about our middle school days because Dinah was such a powerhouse. The narrative further adds to the positives of this novel. I would also say if you loved the original character in the DC Universe, then you will appreciate this wonderful coming-of-age story. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Lenora Pentecost Nov 2, 2019

    Black Canary Ignite (Cabot, McGee, Quirk, Cowles) is a fantastic middle-grade, standalone graphic novel, that teaches valuable lessons to adults and young readers alike. It has a unique voice, while teaching young readers to find power in their own words and actions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cat Wyatt Oct 29, 2019

    Black Canary: Ignite is a fun peek into the backstory of the one and only Dinah Lance, full of bright artwork and characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2019

    So again, I am not the audience for this book. But the audience it is for will love it. It has a decent story and I did enjoy the art by Cara McGee. All in all, it is not a book that will change the world, but it does entertain, even if only for a little bit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Stella Bowman Oct 29, 2019

    Its fun, but the setting of Gotham City and the specter of Batgirl that hangs over this book makes it a bit redundant, not to mention the fact that there is little mother-daughter time. Read Full Review

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