• Title: Richelle Mead's The Dark Swan: Storm Born
  • Author: Richelle Mead Grant Alter Dave Haman Adam Markiewicz
  • ISBN: 9780982818640
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Graphic Novel Trade Hardcover
  • Richelle Mead s The Dark Swan Storm Born Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this Until now she s been content with her job as a freelance shaman battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Other
    Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this Until now, she s been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld s most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that begin emerging from her past

    One Reply to “Richelle Mead's The Dark Swan: Storm Born”

    1. Full Review on The Blogcarolineandrus/blogI'm a huge Richelle Mead fan, but I don't like graphic novels. Reading this was tough. I could see Richelle in the words, but like all comics & graphic novels, it was just so lacking in story! I need more words than graphic novels offer!The art was decent though. Not too overstimulating for me, which is a problem I have with graphic novels and comics - sensory overload.

    2. The Graphic Novel is still in progress, but the pages I've seen so far are amazing! Richelle Mead is very excited about this project and is very pleased with the artwork as well.

    3. First of all a massive thank you to Sea Lion Books who contacted me asking if I would like to review this comic!I had previously heard about the comics and was a bit upset that most likely they would only be sold in the US, making it harder for me to get a hold off. I love Richelle Mead's writing, and have previously read the first three books in the Dark Swan series, so I was super excited to get a chance to read this comic!First of all the artwork in this comic is amazing, it's as if all the s [...]

    4. This is the first time I have heard of the Dark Swan series, and I am extremely interested in continuing the series. The artwork in this book is bright, colorful, and engaging. Eugenie has the power to vanquish the dark and evil beings back to the places they belong. She has learned from the best - her father. Although he is now retired, he is still both a great resource for her as well as a source of strength.A young girl has been taken by the gentry, now she must decide if the risk to rescue t [...]

    5. The Dark Swan. Storm Born, issue #1, an adult comic. Written by Richelle Mead and Grant Alter.Art by Dave HamannDisclosure: I’ve received this arc version from the the Sea Lion Books Publishing House with a review request. This is the first comic issue, out of total of four. First half of the Graphic Novel is scheduled for a release in September 2011, followed by the next four comic issues. Second half of the Graphic Novel will be published after that, with another subsequent set of four comic [...]

    6. Absolutely Fun & Great Graphic Comic Beginning!I love the graphic concept matching the story; the graphics bright and colorful backgrounds bring the story to life and only enhanced my imaginations visions. Even though this is just the first issue of the four issues for half of the book, it was the perfect teaser to hook me into the story line. I wanted more and can't wait to pick up the next issue. The story line grabbed my attention immediately and the characters were very humorous. I look [...]

    7. originally posted here : fancy-reads/2011/I like/love/adore comics. They can make us, the readers, picture easier our favourite characters, and if we get to talk about Dark Swan main characters - then you hit a good spot.We can see on the cover the famous shaman "Odile" Dark Swan - Eugenie Markham. I'm not sure who published this comic, who draw and colored it, but i can simply say it's amazing.The characters from this book series aren't that easy to draw. Eugenie has like a dozen of tattoos, ev [...]

    8. The ARC was provided by the publishers Sea Lion Books. Thank-you very much for requesting a review.I have to say I have not read much comic books (in fact I think this is my second one) and after my experience with the first one I read I was worried that I would not enjoy the very little amount of pages I get with one issue. With graphic novels and manga you get at least 100 pages. I was worried that the story would feel rushed or lacking development but I am relieved to say that that never happ [...]

    9. ‘Dark Swan’ is the new graphic novel serial from Sea Lion Books, based on the series by urban fantasy author Richelle Mead. I was lucky enough to get the chance to review Richelle Mead's DARK SWAN only days after reading the print book. I’ll admit, I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I’ve always considered graphic novels to be only a step above a comic book ( sorry, hanging my head shamefully). I never realized that they could add so much to a story.Really,though, I want the [...]

    10. 4 1/2 starsI haven’t yet had a chance to read Richelle Mead’s novel Storm Born (Dark Swan #1) but I’m definitely interested after finishing volume 1 of this graphic novel adaption. Will I be disappointed? Knowing me, probably but this version didn’t disappoint. It’s a gritty urban fantasy brought to vivid life with bright colors and beautiful artwork and it left me hanging for more. Eugenie Markham, usually known as only as Odile the Dark Swan to the beasties she sends back to the Land [...]

    11. Original Review Date (posted on paperbackswap): 5/31/2011For those who don’t know about Eugenie Markham here is a brief summary of the series (more information can be found on Richelle Mead): Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, she's been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing Otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the Otherworld's most popular bachelorette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as [...]

    12. I read the book and loved it and reading the comic/graphic novel just adds that little bit of extra fun. The Dark Swan first volume really exceeded my expectations; I wasn’t sure if it would do the book justice or be a poor portrayal of a book I loved. It’s great seeing the characters on pages in illustrated form, it’s just brilliant. Each character was captures so perfectly and I loved seeing Eugenie’s attitude leap off the page, seeing her kick-ass in comic form was something I really [...]

    13. I really enjoyed this! A nice blend of fantasy and supernatural. Once again, Richelle Mead gives us an awesome kick-butt female heroine!Eugenie is very well portrayed. Reasonably confident, but not over the top. Caring and practical. It is very easy to like her. The pace seems well done. Her 'minions' are likeable in their own way too. Eugenie is given a request that she doesn't really want to take on. Travel to the Otherworld to rescue a man's sister. Such travel is dangerous but she feels for [...]

    14. Those of you already fans of Eugenie – aka Odile – probably don’t need my prompting to pick up this graphic novel. Those who haven’t yet met her – well, you should! Eugenie is tough, intelligent, funny and sexy and the art in this book is amazing! When I finished it, I just wanted more – fast-paced and compelling, this is a story for anyone who likes paranormal suspense and action; although I should warn that this book is definitely at least PG-13.She is a shaman – she spends her d [...]

    15. (Received copy for review by the wonderful Sea Lion Books. Thank you so much!) Contains some adult-language, violence, and sexual-content. To some that's a "no-no" but to me, that's a "yes-yes" :P Fun, sexy, thrilling, humorous, and extremely entertaining! Storm Born, Issue #1 follows Eugenie Markham who's pretty much happy with her job of banishing otherworldly beings back to "the lands of death." However, when she is given a job offer, one that even though is so dangerous, she still can't help [...]

    16. Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life*NO SpoilersI am a HUGE Richelle Mead fan and her Dark Swan series is right up there as one of my favorites EVER! When I heard they were becoming comics I was super excited and when the pub contacted me to review them I freaked LOL.First of all I have to say that this trend of turning Urban Fantasy series into comics or Graphic novels is awesome! Those tend to be very visual stories and make for amazing graphs.Storm Born is defini [...]

    17. If you're a fan of Richelle Mead (which is a silly statement to make since you ALL have to be a fan of hers) or if you're simply looking for a great graphic novel to read, then be sure to pick up a copy of this first issue since it's a very cool new addition to the graphic novel book department since it'll become one of your favourites!Full review: talesoftheinnerbookfanatic.blo

    18. Now this my friends was a graphic novel. yeah. Matched the book, great illustrations, very well broken up. I didn't think it would work as well because there is so much going on in this series, but they did a wonderful job with this one. I know what is going to happen, but I have to read more. I'm almost tempted to pick up the series again!

    19. The lead Eugenie is pretty badass straight from the beginning there’s a lot of intense action going on til the very end. The writing style,folklore and illustrations are brilliant it immediately caught my attention page after page I learned and was greatly amazed with all the characters.Definitely PG13.

    20. First of all, I've never read the book version of this comic. Nonetheless, it as intriguing so I decided to give it a chance. I was amazed by the awesome illustrations & the story-line was definitely entertaining from the beginning. I only wish it had been longer. But it was still great, especially for those who read the book & does who haven't will be definitely hooked.

    21. 2.5 stars rated up for conceptLet me first say that the concept behind this book wasn't actually that great. I'm rating this comic up for it because it isn't very often I come across books like this, that are suggestive and kind of dirty without being sex heavy or smutty. Every male monster wants to screw and knock up the protagonist of this book. It made me curious to see what would happen, as awful as that is. I also liked the art style and the colors.Otherwise, she was the 'chosen one', the n [...]

    22. Oh my word. I love faerie and magic and all the stuff. By the 3rd book of this series, I hate Eugenie Markham. She is unable to make a decision without either one of her men. She flops back and forth from Kiyo to Dorian and back again because she can't seem to be strong enough to be Queen. Thinking that if I were raped for months, I really wouldn't be looking to flop into bed with some one because he "saved me". I bought the whole frickin' series, so I hope Eugenie finds her strength and maybe t [...]

    23. I usually only read graphic novels for books that I've loved. I am a big Richelle Mead fan. But for some reason I have not read this series.The illustrations for this graphic novel were vivid and wonderful.This graphic novel is much sexier than I was expecting.The story was very strong and it was easy to follow. I really enjoyed this graphic novel!

    24. Title: Storm Born (Dark Swan Issues #1 and #2)Author: Richelle MeadGenre: ParanormalFormat: paperbackPublisher: Sea Lion Publishing May 2011ISBN: 978-0982818640Eugenie Markham is a freelance shaman. She spends her days battling otherworldly creatures that find their way into the homes of regular people like you and me. She stares down the vile and evil eyes of those wanting to do harm to the innocent. Then she goes home and puts together puzzles. And she does it while wearing silk pajamas.Really [...]

    25. Eugenie Markham has spent the majority of her young life sending supernatural creatures back to their natural, magical habitat. Eugenie’s work day consists of the usual banishments and exorcisms, carried out with her trusty wand and with the help of protective, magic-infused tattoos. But something strange is happening to Eugenie and the creatures she banishes . . . her name is being bandied about and dangerous fae spirits are making untoward sexual advances. Something is going on with the Sidh [...]

    26. (Note: This review was originally based on the first two issues, but I've since read the full volume and the ratings stand.)Wow. Just wow. Richelle Mead has been on my list of authors to check out so Sea Lion Book's offer to preview one of her comics was pretty exciting. After all, thousands of screaming fans must mean that she's doing something right, right?Well, those thousands of screaming fans have to check out the graphic novel adaptation of the first book in her Dark Swan series because th [...]

    27. This review is for issue #1 and issue #2. I thought they were good comics. I prefer full length novels but it's fun to see them illustrated. I liked the illustrations, though there were a few awkward looking facial expressions which seems common for comics. I thought the illustrations were consistent with the book's descriptions. I especially enjoyed seeing the otherworldly creatures illustrated. Those were done quite well.I have read Richelle Mead's Dark Swan series (this comic being based on t [...]

    28. Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: This is a graphic novel based off of the urban fantasy book, Storm Born.Opening Sentence: I’d seen weirder things than a haunted shoe… but not many.The Review:I have to come clean to all of you. I was a little worried about a graphic novel version of Eugenie’s world, the Storm Born series. Fae realms and magic portrayals in books leave a lot to the imagination and I believe that is in part the lure of them. Having the world of Storm Bo [...]

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