Ender's Game: Formic Wars: Burning Earth Hardcover – September 21, 2011
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About the Author
Aaron Johnston is the coauthor of the novel Invasive Procedures and the comic book series Dragon Age, both with Orson Scott Card. Additional comic credits include Ender in Exile, League War, and Mazer in Prison, all for Marvel. His screenplay adaptations include Sarah: Woman of Genesis, The Multiple Man, Feed the Baby of Love, and others.
- Grade Level : 10 and up
- Item Weight : 1.23 pounds
- Hardcover : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0785136096
- ISBN-13 : 978-0785136095
- Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Publisher : Marvel; 1st Edition (September 21, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 15 - 17 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finaly it's here in the format of a graphic novel that allows us to see, with no ambiguity, not just the visuals of events but also the formics (nee buggers) looked and behaved.
There are a few raw elements here (like people still using what appears to be an ordinary camera in today's technology instead of the mid/distant future setting of this story; etc. etc.). But the overall story more than makes up for them in its other parts. Hence, while it is by no means a perfect product, it still deserves five stars in how it encapsulates and unites the story throughout.
The artwork is also very good (though I most prefer the first Ender's Game graphic novel's artwork best), with details not left behind but shown well throughout. The visuals and likeness of the humans, ships, cities and creatures give you a feel that they are exactly as you would have imagined most of them if described in written form and Ender novels.
As to the story, the pace is fast and covers lots of ground while allowing you to see the viewpoints not just of one or a few protagonists, but different people affected while sticking to the knitting of the people who have a stake in the progression of the story.
I only wish this was in novel form so as to enjoy the story more. Like the Ender's Game and Shadow graphic novels series, they depict the novels very well, but like TV/movie adaptations, a lot of detail simply cannot be crammed into the limited space that it ends up lighter/shallower; and thus, in this case, while the story is good and it appears to be part of some novellas, it's good enough that I truly look forward to actual novels about it being written.
And they cut out Calinga and Deen which is simply unforgivable.
Honestly, this is all personal. I'm not saying its the worst thing I've ever read. I'm just annoyed with how cut up it was.