Item description for My Double-Edged Life (Z Graphic/Tomo V2) by Bud Rogers, Rob Corley & Tom Bancroft...
Overview The truth behind the mysterious sword and the unique role Hana has been called to play is discovered as Hana protects her family from evil Ninja forces.
Publishers Description When You're Fighting Two Battles, You Need a Friend to Watch Your Back. Hana must defend herself against bullies at school, then face otherworldly warriors at home! Fortunately, she learns she's not the only new ninja in town. Tomo, her grandfather's weird little pet, has some pretty amazing moves of his own. Together they form a powerful team. But can they keep the evil forces of Argon Falls from taking the Spirit Sword?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Z Graphic Novels - Tomo
Series Number 2
ISBN 0310713013 ISBN13 9780310713012 UPC 025986713010
Availability 5 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 24, 2017 06:17.
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More About Bud Rogers, Rob Corley & Tom Bancroft
Bud Rogers is a cartoonist and editor and has been very active in the Christian comics community for the past fifteen years. Bud uses his organizational and management skills to assist artists and writers in realizing their creative visions.
In the artist's own words...
I'm a cartoonist, an illustrator, and an editor of comic books/graphic novels. I'm married to an absolute doll and I have two daughters who have given me a nice head of gray hair. I watch way too much TV and I enjoy my Sunday naps.
Bud Rogers has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about My Double-Edged Life (Z Graphic/Tomo V2)?
Good Christian Graphic Novel for Tweens Aug 16, 2008
I ordered TOMO #2 first, because I always start on the second books in the series for some reason.
The storyline was moderately easy to pick up, and the art was fun to look at.
For anyone who's thinking of ordering this series for their eleven-year-old or younger, go right ahead. They'll absolutely love it. However, for those a little older, it might seem a little drab.
Now, I can't speak for the whole series--only this one book. It was cool as I read through it. Hana's Grandpa absolutely loves her, and Tomo's shape-shifting powers are pretty cool. Some kids at school get Hana in trouble for something she didn't do, and she has no idea how to react. She doesn't really do anything, but her Grandfather does console her and keeps her head on straight--looking at the Lord. (That may sound a little Sue-ish, but some cliches actually occur in real life) There was a big action scene at the end that was cool.
Story-wise, though, there was no real plot. It would be better read with all the other books. That bugs me when a single graphic novel doesn't have its singular plot, even when the whole series has a bigger plot. They should be like adventure video games, where you might have to collect three keys to open the door (series plot) but you have to go through three individual (COMPLETE) adventures to get the keys (singular plots).
The artwork was pretty cool, and it'll appease anyone who isn't a plot critic, but I don't like how you're almost blackmailed into buying all the graphic novels.