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Blokhedz Graphic Novel #1 Paperback – March 20, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Blokhedz (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416540733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416540731
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,692,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This African-American novel of the streets pits its young hero, Blak, against local gangs, his brother's killers and his own inner demons. Blak must come to terms with his extraordinary gifts—a magical ability that lets him fight, lead others and rap at a high level. The plot is a bit hard to follow. It's not always clear who are Blak's friends and who are his foes, and the role of an almost-otherworldly recording studio head is never completely defined, but the book has a driving story line that keeps flowing. The color art is striking and shadowed, full of jewel tones and fantastic motion—this dystopia has a beating heart you can see and feel on the page. The characters are similarly oversized: big and angry, or big and loving, or confused in deep and tragic ways. A few of the stereotypes are a bit unfortunate, but scenes like Blak's encounter with the devil himself in the sewers feel alive and scary. At times, it's hard to tell whether the story is taking place in Blak's own personal dreamscape or in some hell on earth, but it doesn't really matter. The story brings a manga-like intensity to this inner-city quest. (Mar.)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alverne Ball on July 5, 2007
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This book is great. A fantastic blend of hip-hop, mystism, and real world situations. the writing is on point and every charcter within this book becomes an individual. This is a must read for anyone who dreams of telling stories outside the box of the traditional men in tights.
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I have been a blokhedz fan ever since I stumbled across an advertisement for the series on africomics.com. I have watched all the episodes (I hope they come out with some more soon), and bought the book shortly thereafter. I am an art student and hope to follow in the footsteps of these guys and create some black super hero/comic book characters very soon.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darnel Degand on September 29, 2010
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This is a great original brand. The art is professionally done and the story is creative. I just wish there was more content coming out from this group. Other than the cartoon (also well done) that came out on the Gatorade site, I haven't seen anything else. And even that seems to have disappeared as well. The work is well done, but there doesn't appear to be any consistent material coming out. I hope that changes soon.
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