Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Supermutant Magic Academy

A magic high school (as in magic is taught, not that there is anything magical about the school itself), students with varying abilities and mutations learn how to fly, get involved (or deliberately not) in school events, and spend time on social media. There is no chosen one and no one is on any special mission, it's just a bunch of students getting through high school who happen to have special abilities. Supermutant Magic Academy is told through mini comic strips and the over arching plot is a bit thin, while this does cause the book to be a little disjointed to start, once the characters become more familiar the graphic novel is quite entertaining. Artwork is almost entirely in black, white, and shades of gray and includes a couple side stories told entirely in pictures. The stories and characters may seem random and ridiculous at times, but Tamaki also captures some of the ridiculousness that can be every day high school.

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