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Topside by J.N. Monk & Harry Bogosian (Review)

Title: Topside
Contributors: J.N. Monk and Harry Bogosian
Type: Fiction, Graphic Novel
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Publisher: Graphic Universe ™
(Lerner Publishing Group)
Date published: October 1, 2019

A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by Thomas Allen & Son in exchange for an honest review.

A wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.

When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet’s core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet’s dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she’s wandering through deserts, riding on the backs of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit. J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way.

⤖ My Review ⬻

Those of you who watched my unboxing for Topside in my Instagram stories will know that one of the reasons I chose to request this book was the shark character on the cover! They looked so so so adorable that I just couldn’t resist. The synopsis also intrigued me, and now having read it, I’m very happy that the shark on the cover caught my eye! The world and story felt very fresh, and the artistic style matches the story and the atmosphere very well.

I really appreciate how the artist used colour to depict an alien world, and how they used their unique style to depict the mood in each and every panel. I also enjoyed the story quite a bit, as well as the characters! I found them to be quite unique and was especially happy when I got to meet the shark character! Overall, I found Topside to be quite enjoyable and will be keeping an eye out for any future work by the author and the artist, both! I also wouldn’t mind learning more about this world and would not be opposed to this turning into a series.

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⤖ Let’s Chat ⬻

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