I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee. I've got some awesome artwork from the book to show off too. I was sent a free digital review copy from the publisher through Netgalley. Thank you so much to DC Zoom, Meg Cabot, and Cara McGee for letting me be a part of this fun Blog Tour!
Title: Black Canary: Ignite
Author: Meg Cabot
Illustrated by: Cara McGee
Published by: DC Zoom
Released: October 29, 2019
Source: Electronic Review Copy provided by Publisher
Synopsis: Meg Cabot's first graphic novel!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. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name.
When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This was a really cute graphic novel. I'm a big fan of Meg Cabot, I read a lot of her stuff when I was younger, so when I found out she was going to write for this DC Universe graphic novel series, I was definitely interested to see what she would do with it. I will admit to not knowing a lot about Black Canary in the DC Universe. I don't really know her powers, or her story, or anything, so Black Canary: Ignite kind of let me go in and meet this character.
Dinah is 13 in this book, which I don't know if I was expecting or not. The other comics in this series that I've read have featured slightly older, grittier characters. It was refreshing getting a more kid tale. It was a fun little book. I enjoyed following Dinah, learning about her band, and watching her uncover her family's past. I also liked Dinah's interactions with her friends.
I don't know exactly how I feel about the art style. Cara McGee is a good artist, don't doubt that, but her style is just not the style that I love. I think it fit the story, with this fun, young character, but it is definitely a different style then the other comics in this series. It does have moments where I really enjoy it and it reminds me of reading a manga, but then other panels look a little different. I don't know how to explain it. It's good art. It's got a lot of fun color that I like.
I enjoyed Black Canary: Ignite and I'm glad I got to give it a read. If you're looking for something fun and quick, I'd definitely recommend it. Also, if you enjoy comics and self-discovery, I'd say give it a read.
Thank you for checking out my post for Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot and Cara McGee. Thank you to the Publisher and Creators for letting me be a part of this fun tour. Black Canary: Ignite is out Today!