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Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called "The Distance" which threatens to destroy it all. Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called "The Distance" which threatens to destroy it all.


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Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called "The Distance" which threatens to destroy it all. Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called "The Distance" which threatens to destroy it all.

30 review for Adora and the Distance (comiXology Originals)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    This is a tale I think parents should, if not need to, read with their children. I mean with, and if the child is old enough, then both of you should read it and then talk about the messages in this story. There is no way I can explain the above without spoilers. The topics about family, love, being different, how diversity can help enable a group to overcome. These are all topics EVERY family should talk about and help their children understand. In many way this ends a little on the sad side, hea This is a tale I think parents should, if not need to, read with their children. I mean with, and if the child is old enough, then both of you should read it and then talk about the messages in this story. There is no way I can explain the above without spoilers. The topics about family, love, being different, how diversity can help enable a group to overcome. These are all topics EVERY family should talk about and help their children understand. In many way this ends a little on the sad side, heartrending even. But, oh so worth the read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    James Hoddy

    Beautiful Well done Marc and the team behind this, beautifully written and the art is spectacular, knowing people on the autism spectrum this is how I'm going to see them when they're on wild adventures in their imagination. Beautiful Well done Marc and the team behind this, beautifully written and the art is spectacular, knowing people on the autism spectrum this is how I'm going to see them when they're on wild adventures in their imagination.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Fielding

    Adora & The Distance is a story I've been waiting to read since Marc first announced it at Comic-Con in 2019. For no particular reason, besides the similar gravities in which we find ourselves living. No one in my immediate family was diagnosed with autism, but when I began dating the man I love, I discovered that he grew up with a best friend who knew its secrets all too well, a brother who often found themselves lost in waking dreams, blurting out lines from his favorite character, Sonic the H Adora & The Distance is a story I've been waiting to read since Marc first announced it at Comic-Con in 2019. For no particular reason, besides the similar gravities in which we find ourselves living. No one in my immediate family was diagnosed with autism, but when I began dating the man I love, I discovered that he grew up with a best friend who knew its secrets all too well, a brother who often found themselves lost in waking dreams, blurting out lines from his favorite character, Sonic the Hedgehog. Another dear friend also had a brother diagnosed, who tapped his feet to music we couldn't hear — and living with and befriending those who live where I do not makes this read all the more special. It is a particular life that has been around me since I was a child. My mom taught special needs kids when we first moved to the big city. And for all her faults, all the ideological knives she's stabbed me with while I grew up and became the person they never imagined I'd become, she too was willing to look into the invisible world-encompassing those she taught and listen the best she could. We are all different in our own way, understanding textures of the world better than almost anyone else could, unless they've beared a similar sigil to our own. And Adora and the Distance achieves to do just that with a group of people often misunderstood and misinterpreted. A fantastical, fun, and brilliant dance between light and darkness, imagination and reality, allegory and symbolism, and all of it translates or at least hints at the possibility that while we may live in a world, we understand. Perhaps, sometimes we are the ones cheated out of living in space untouched by time, where yesterday feels like now, and memories remain as thick and as loud as they first presented themselves. A place where dreams don't dissipate into the distance as quickly as they washed ashore, but rather live just that much longer to allow one to listen to the most beautiful of songs for only their ears' delight. P.s. Would recommend Joe Hisaishi's wondrous and mystical score from Princess Mononoke while reading. It captures that enchanting surface with the hints of nightmare beneath, a superb choice of music for your adventure.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Hrishi

    This was a very nice, short read. It was clever without being too clever, and meta without being too meta. What makes it a touching story is the fact that it reframes the lived experience of a person that most of us will never experience or fully comprehend. The art is gorgeous and you can really tell the writing is coming from the heart. I got chills for two specific bits of dialogue which when looked at in the normal world are frustration born of love, but in the framing of the story are utter This was a very nice, short read. It was clever without being too clever, and meta without being too meta. What makes it a touching story is the fact that it reframes the lived experience of a person that most of us will never experience or fully comprehend. The art is gorgeous and you can really tell the writing is coming from the heart. I got chills for two specific bits of dialogue which when looked at in the normal world are frustration born of love, but in the framing of the story are utterances from a faceless monster. The art is beautiful and the best thing I can say about this story overall is that it reminded me of Dream Country in the best way possible! My only complaint is that it is a bit on the nose: would not mentioning Autism specifically in the story (as opposed to in the accompanying coda) make it simultaneously more cryptic and more relatable, I wonder? In any case, the story is about Autism and therefore works when it is framed as such, as the author intended. (and yes, the Lord of the Rings references are perhaps a bit too on the nose as well but I didn't mind). A very nice read that then leads to much rumination - plus I got it for free as it is a Comixology/ Amazon Prime member benefit. Good stuff!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Juju Andalon

    Such a cute story! Not only is the art style lovely, but the narrative is unique, despite its clear and common intent. Since the story is so great, I think it should've had more information and details. A lot happens without a direct connection between events, and it doesn't always seem to flow. However, given the ending (which caught me COMPLETELY off guard), the swift manner of the story may actually make sense. With a personal foreword and afterword, not only is Adora and the Distance a fun a Such a cute story! Not only is the art style lovely, but the narrative is unique, despite its clear and common intent. Since the story is so great, I think it should've had more information and details. A lot happens without a direct connection between events, and it doesn't always seem to flow. However, given the ending (which caught me COMPLETELY off guard), the swift manner of the story may actually make sense. With a personal foreword and afterword, not only is Adora and the Distance a fun and entertaining read but one with a hidden message and deeper meaning.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sean Rapoza

    Touching, heartfelt, deeply personal This is a story for those of us who wanted to be heroes, or still long to be. That the power of imagination (and hope) can help us triumph over everything bad. Marc writes beautifully and the art work is dreamy. Will be buying a physical copy when it’s published!

  7. 4 out of 5

    John M. Brierton

    Inspired by your story! I've been struggling for almost 5 years now with turning my older sister's journals from her battle with cancer into a graphic novel. Your story have made me realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel for a story that needs to be told! Thank you for sharing a piece of your life, and God bless! Inspired by your story! I've been struggling for almost 5 years now with turning my older sister's journals from her battle with cancer into a graphic novel. Your story have made me realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel for a story that needs to be told! Thank you for sharing a piece of your life, and God bless!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Tidwell

    A sweeping adventure with a bittersweet message. A beautiful story both in writing and art with a princess, pirates, magic and adventure, appropriate for most ages (8ish and up) with an underlying message that everyone needs to hear.

  9. 4 out of 5

    jonathan ormes

    I loved it. A beautiful world that you created to allow us to glimpse into another persons mind. I can only hope that more people read this and give themselves the chance to expand their own world.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ayn

    Beautiful artwork. Meaningful story. Beautiful-- artwork and story. Heartfelt. Thank you! Read on Amazon Prime, for free, but will now purchase a copy, so I will always have it in my library.

  11. 5 out of 5

    DOUGLAS J BERRY

    A surprise ending. Comixology and Prime freebie. Suitable for teens and adults. Good color artwork. A girl is heading towards a supernatural force. She leads a group of heros. And finally meets the end.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alex Douglas

    Beautifully told. I have listened to every Fatman Beyond podcast (and fatman on Batman!) and I have seen most of Marc’s shows but this is the first comic I have read by him and it was a delight.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Daniel77j

    Great Story! What an incredible story. Thank you for giving voice to this character and showing us her world. Highly recommended. Bring on the print version!

  14. 5 out of 5

    AelinD

    🥺 que bonito todo.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Great! Important and powerful. Definitely something I would suggest to anyone struggling to understand the complex feelings if Autism and life in the Spectrum.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Magical The story and art are a perfect marriage. A touching and whimsical story spun out of father’s love for his child. I’m so glad I read it on Father’s Day. This story is worth your time.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chalupa Batman

    Bernardin is so good on the Fatman Beyond podcast and is such an excellent writer. Such a nice tale he wrote that he dedicated to his autistic daughter.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cameron McKillop

    Wow Amazing read, Bernardin is a genius. Beautiful and tragic, poetic yet accessible. Best thing I've read since before covid. A triumph Wow Amazing read, Bernardin is a genius. Beautiful and tragic, poetic yet accessible. Best thing I've read since before covid. A triumph

  19. 4 out of 5

    Robert Mills

    I loved it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Roma

    cute <3

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christopher Waugh

    Beautiful and sweet perspective on Autism. As a fan of Marc’s, I had heard about this story and was interested in reading it. It is a great story and beautifully drawn.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ethan R

    Work of love Amazing story told by an amazing father. Adora's love for her parents/friends is incredibly as well. Can't recommend this enough. Work of love Amazing story told by an amazing father. Adora's love for her parents/friends is incredibly as well. Can't recommend this enough.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Manuhiri

    A lovely story all on its own. But the power in it is from knowing it is embedded in a parents' love for their child. A lovely story all on its own. But the power in it is from knowing it is embedded in a parents' love for their child.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Krystl Louwagie

    Art was pretty and concept was OK but was executed in childish and rushed format. Clunky storytelling and characters.

  25. 5 out of 5

    George

    If you don't feel anything after this, you're dead inside. If you don't feel anything after this, you're dead inside.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Chip

    Brilliant!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Quinn

    This is not my kind of book. It was very hard to read on a Kindle.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

  29. 4 out of 5

    Clark's

  30. 5 out of 5

    Samuel

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