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It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-altering "Wild Cards" virus was unleashed in the skies over New York City. A virus that created superpowered Aces and bizarre, disfigured Jokers. Now, thirty years later, the victims face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very well destroy the planet. Putting aside their h It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-altering "Wild Cards" virus was unleashed in the skies over New York City. A virus that created superpowered Aces and bizarre, disfigured Jokers. Now, thirty years later, the victims face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very well destroy the planet. Putting aside their hatred and mistrust, Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose...


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It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-altering "Wild Cards" virus was unleashed in the skies over New York City. A virus that created superpowered Aces and bizarre, disfigured Jokers. Now, thirty years later, the victims face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very well destroy the planet. Putting aside their h It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-altering "Wild Cards" virus was unleashed in the skies over New York City. A virus that created superpowered Aces and bizarre, disfigured Jokers. Now, thirty years later, the victims face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very well destroy the planet. Putting aside their hatred and mistrust, Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose...

30 review for Wild Cards: Graphic Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Craig Childs

    This is a review of the original graphic novel based on George R. R. Martin's Wild Card series. It was published by Epic Comics in 1990, a few months after the seventh book, but chronologically it takes place in 1988, between the events of Down & Dirty and Ace in the Hole. The trade paperback edition collects all four issues, each about 50 pages in length. The comic book miniseries was designed to reflect the mosaic nature of the books. Nine writers were used, with each section illustrated by a d This is a review of the original graphic novel based on George R. R. Martin's Wild Card series. It was published by Epic Comics in 1990, a few months after the seventh book, but chronologically it takes place in 1988, between the events of Down & Dirty and Ace in the Hole. The trade paperback edition collects all four issues, each about 50 pages in length. The comic book miniseries was designed to reflect the mosaic nature of the books. Nine writers were used, with each section illustrated by a different artist. It was a bit jarring to transition abruptly between so many visual styles, but it also reflected the variety of vision that makes this series unique. On the whole, I was pleased with the artwork. However, the story itself did not resonate with me, and it is hard to pinpoint exactly why. Much of the content was flashbacks to character origin stories and key events from the earlier novels. There was very little new story. It was not exactly an adaptation of the books; it felt more like an advertisement to entice new readers. (I find irony in the fact a series of novels explicitly based on comic book tropes translated so poorly to the comic book format.) Issue 1 - "Heart of the Matter" Introduces Lewis Shiner's frame story for the series arc. A terrorist has blown up Jetboy's statue, and Tachyon hires Popinjay to investigate the crime. Also retells the origin stories of Tachyon and Jetboy. My favorite scenes were the first few glimpses of the planet Takis, which readers have not yet seen in the novels. I was vaguely disappointed in the Jetboy aerial fight scenes, which were grander in my imagination. I disliked the way Chrysalis was illustrated. Here she is drawn with only transparent skin, so all her muscles are exposed. In the books, she is described as having a sort of decreasing transparency, so muscles are glimpsed in shades of gray but you can also see her internal organs and skeleton. Issue 2 - "Diamond in the Rough" In the frame story, Jack saves Aces High from a bomb, but no one wants to give him any credit because they still think of him as Judas Ace. This episode essentially ignores the events of "Mirrors of the Soul" when Tachyon and Jack made amends and agreed to set aside old hostilities. This issue includes abbreviated origin stories for Croyd Crenson, Yeoman, and Jack Braun. Issue 3 - "Welcome to the Club" Includes recaps of the events of Aces High, Joker's Wild, and Aces Abroad from the viewpoints of Fortunado and Peregine. Also includes The Great and Powerful Turtle origin story. Issue 4 - "Spadework" Dr. Tachyon's clinic in Jokertown is blown up, an event that will surely impact the subsequent novels going forward. We get the Puppetman origin story. Popinjay identifies and confronts the terrorist. Anti-wild card hysteria and discrimination are reaching fever pitch in New York, which segues directly into the events of the next novel Ace in the Hole.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Luke

    2.5, the world is much more interesting than the story itself and way too many creative cooks in the kitchen with wild changes in art style. Also too much clunky exposition. A next volume probably would have been better with the introductions out of the way.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mackenzie Melo

    I like the first book (novel) and I thought this would be a good read. Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much. Uneven drawings and not a very well presented storyline. I had high hopes for it, maybe that's why only 3 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rich Steeves

    This was my gateway to Wild Cards. Should you read it? Might as well, can't dance...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Good, but it felt more like a clips show than a fresh storyline.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Printable Tire

    This was pretty ambitious, though not especially well told. Mostly exposition and world-building of an alternate history where New York was bombarded by a renegade alien experiment that turned 90 of 100 people dead, 9 into mutants, and 1 into a super-power- an Ace. The lackluster, screwy history of all the characters is fun to read, and some of the characters are pretty ingenious, though ultimately the story (bit of a rip off of Watchmen?) doesn't go anywhere. I liked the amateurish art, amateur This was pretty ambitious, though not especially well told. Mostly exposition and world-building of an alternate history where New York was bombarded by a renegade alien experiment that turned 90 of 100 people dead, 9 into mutants, and 1 into a super-power- an Ace. The lackluster, screwy history of all the characters is fun to read, and some of the characters are pretty ingenious, though ultimately the story (bit of a rip off of Watchmen?) doesn't go anywhere. I liked the amateurish art, amateurish prose. Striving to accomplish something big when you don't have the talent. Strive big anyway, I say. Then I read the introduction and found out this is just part of some mammoth fantasy book franchise that was popular in the 80's, a collaboration thing along the lines of Thieve's World. Bit of a disappointment when seen from that light, but still something fun and random and imaginative to read. I realized afterwards I have the collection of short stories this graphic novel was based on so maybe one of these days I tackle that on a beach.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A semi-original graphic novel set after Down and Dirty. Unfortunately it's the "semi" part of the original that's the problem. The main plot here surrounds a mad bomber. It's used rather inelegantly to give a tour of Wild Card New York, but the story itself (starring Popinjay) is fun. Unfortunately part of that tour involves giving extensive backstories for everyone that Popinjay meets. Multi-page info dumps. Oh, it's kind of fun seeing these stories from past Wild Cards volumes fully illustrated, A semi-original graphic novel set after Down and Dirty. Unfortunately it's the "semi" part of the original that's the problem. The main plot here surrounds a mad bomber. It's used rather inelegantly to give a tour of Wild Card New York, but the story itself (starring Popinjay) is fun. Unfortunately part of that tour involves giving extensive backstories for everyone that Popinjay meets. Multi-page info dumps. Oh, it's kind of fun seeing these stories from past Wild Cards volumes fully illustrated, but they really kill any momentum in the current story. Meanwhile, they're so scattered that's it's hard to love them on their own too. So this is a volume that's neither here nor there. It's not a good adaptation, it's not a good history-to-date, and it's not a good new story. Because it tries to do everything and is good at none of them.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    I haven`t read any of the Wild Cards novels, just this comic book adaptation. And the comics aren`t really compelling me to go out and read the novels. Both the story and art vary in tone from one author and/or artist to the other. Some of it`s good, but sadly, the rotten apples thrown into the mix just ruin it for the rest of it. I had bought these as they were published in 1980 as "Pestige Graphic Novels", which is just fancy-words for square-bound comic-books printed on glossy paper. There was I haven`t read any of the Wild Cards novels, just this comic book adaptation. And the comics aren`t really compelling me to go out and read the novels. Both the story and art vary in tone from one author and/or artist to the other. Some of it`s good, but sadly, the rotten apples thrown into the mix just ruin it for the rest of it. I had bought these as they were published in 1980 as "Pestige Graphic Novels", which is just fancy-words for square-bound comic-books printed on glossy paper. There was a time when those Prestige Graphic Novels really impressed the hell out of me and I just decided to dig these up last evening and give them a re-read. They`ll be going in the "give-away" to the nieces and nephews box.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    This is an okay Wild Cards story; it's a little uneven in both art and narration. I may have been a bit let down because, as a long-time fan of the books, the way the characters were presented didn't match my own ideas. The story itself bogs down with a bit too much explanation each time a major new characteer is introduced; they didn't really need all of those origin details for every one of them. There are some fun bits and some good bits, but overall I didn't feel that it quite lived up to th This is an okay Wild Cards story; it's a little uneven in both art and narration. I may have been a bit let down because, as a long-time fan of the books, the way the characters were presented didn't match my own ideas. The story itself bogs down with a bit too much explanation each time a major new characteer is introduced; they didn't really need all of those origin details for every one of them. There are some fun bits and some good bits, but overall I didn't feel that it quite lived up to the source material.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Marco

    Good thing I got this muy, muy cheap! I have all the Wild Cards books and I love some and like most of them. This adaptation/retelling is not a good starting point as I doubt I would have followed the series based on this. This is for the completist only.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Boyd

    A good comic book adaptation of the first few books of the Wild Cards novels. Recommended

  12. 5 out of 5

    Justin Blomker

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jey

  14. 4 out of 5

    Michael

  15. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Wylder

  16. 5 out of 5

    C Patrick Daily

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mazi

  18. 5 out of 5

    General Woundwort

  19. 4 out of 5

    Leonardo Silva

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jason Kurtz

  21. 5 out of 5

    Thom

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pb169

  23. 4 out of 5

    Frank Delaney

  24. 4 out of 5

    Judah Radd

  25. 5 out of 5

    Martin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Veneta Karamfilova

  27. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lenka

  29. 4 out of 5

    Thom Colgan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Pete

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