The Backstagers Vol.1 (The Backstagers #1) by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh – eARC Review

The Backstagers #1Publication Date:

August 17th, 2016



Goodreads Synopsis:

James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.

When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters. To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it! All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

So, I don’t normally read comic books (which I would like to change but don’t think it’s a good idea for my wallet) but when I first saw this one on NetGalley for some reason it caught my eye right away so I requested it and I really liked it.

First of all, this comic is really short. It only has 25 pages so it’s not long enough to know what’s going to happen but it’s good enough to get the gist of it and I really enjoyed it. I loved the art in this comic and it was what caught my attention. I just really, really liked the way it was done and it was so beautiful. While I don’t read that many comics I know that one of the most important things is the illustrations and this one has it all.

Another thing I liked was the story itself. While it was super short it was still a good introduction to what will happen next and now I’m excited to read Vol. 2 because I need to know what other adventures will these guys get into next. I also have the feeling I’ll fall in love with these characters throughout the different volumes because they seem to be great guys.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one and can’t wait to read the next volume. Maybe this is what will make me read more comics in the future :P. Anyway, I totally recommend this one to everyone who loves comics and wants to start something new.


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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