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It’s the dawn of a new age…the age of the internet. Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father. When he brings home the family’s first computer, she escapes into a thrilling new world where she meets Samir, a like-minded new online friend who has just agreed to run away from home with her. After moving to a new town and leaving all of his It’s the dawn of a new age…the age of the internet. Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father. When he brings home the family’s first computer, she escapes into a thrilling new world where she meets Samir, a like-minded new online friend who has just agreed to run away from home with her. After moving to a new town and leaving all of his friends behind, Richard receives a mysterious note in his locker with instructions on how to connect to “Evol BBS,” a dial-in bulletin board system, and meets a fierce punk named Tina who comes into his life and shakes his entire world view loose. Unlikely alliances, first love, and minor crime sprees abound in this teen graphic novel debut about making connections while your world is falling apart.


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It’s the dawn of a new age…the age of the internet. Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father. When he brings home the family’s first computer, she escapes into a thrilling new world where she meets Samir, a like-minded new online friend who has just agreed to run away from home with her. After moving to a new town and leaving all of his It’s the dawn of a new age…the age of the internet. Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father. When he brings home the family’s first computer, she escapes into a thrilling new world where she meets Samir, a like-minded new online friend who has just agreed to run away from home with her. After moving to a new town and leaving all of his friends behind, Richard receives a mysterious note in his locker with instructions on how to connect to “Evol BBS,” a dial-in bulletin board system, and meets a fierce punk named Tina who comes into his life and shakes his entire world view loose. Unlikely alliances, first love, and minor crime sprees abound in this teen graphic novel debut about making connections while your world is falling apart.

30 review for Incredible Doom

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mir

    This was really well done, although not at all what I expected from something titled Incredible Doom and having an ominous twilit town on the cover. It's actually about outcast teens connecting over bbs in the 90s. Which I didn't do because my family was late-adopting on technology (seriously. We had an amplifier with vacuum tubes.) but kind of wish I had. If you had this experience and know what the title means, clue me in! This was really well done, although not at all what I expected from something titled Incredible Doom and having an ominous twilit town on the cover. It's actually about outcast teens connecting over bbs in the 90s. Which I didn't do because my family was late-adopting on technology (seriously. We had an amplifier with vacuum tubes.) but kind of wish I had. If you had this experience and know what the title means, clue me in!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Pate

    Oh man, this was such a good read. I was four in 1994, the year this GN takes place. Some of my earliest, and fondest memories were playing Doom and Duke Nukem with my dad on our brand new computer. I was too young to know about BBS, but it seems like an early chat room. This follows two pairs of teens who meet online, and their lives become intertwined. Even though I was only four in 1994, this novel still resonated with me. I have met so many life-long friends online. My best friend and I both Oh man, this was such a good read. I was four in 1994, the year this GN takes place. Some of my earliest, and fondest memories were playing Doom and Duke Nukem with my dad on our brand new computer. I was too young to know about BBS, but it seems like an early chat room. This follows two pairs of teens who meet online, and their lives become intertwined. Even though I was only four in 1994, this novel still resonated with me. I have met so many life-long friends online. My best friend and I both met our husbands online playing video games. I love seeing the early stages of the internet. It just makes me so thankful for how far we’ve come! I’m having trouble articulating why I loved this so much. I think it’s because I could see myself being any of the characters if I was a teen in that time. I’d recommend it to any computer nerd.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    Thank you to Harper Collins for sending me a finished copy in exchange for a promotional post. All opinions are my own. Incredible Doom takes us back to the 90s and the beginning of the internet, think dial up connections. This story focuses on 4 teenagers and the friendships/relationships they develop between them. Allison struggles at home with her abusive and controlling father. But finding a friend on the internet changes everything. When things explode, Sam and Allison run away. I really lov Thank you to Harper Collins for sending me a finished copy in exchange for a promotional post. All opinions are my own. Incredible Doom takes us back to the 90s and the beginning of the internet, think dial up connections. This story focuses on 4 teenagers and the friendships/relationships they develop between them. Allison struggles at home with her abusive and controlling father. But finding a friend on the internet changes everything. When things explode, Sam and Allison run away. I really loved seeing how the internet connected people in this, even though I do not remember BBS whatsoever. I don't think I ever connected that way. I loved the characters in this book, Tina was such a hardcore punk and easily my favorite. This ended a bit on a cliffhanger so I can't wait for the next volume. The story was jam packed with nostalgia and I really enjoyed it!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    Absolutely lovely. Story and characterization come together beautifully in this coming of age graphic novel. Multiple points of view make for a layered and engaging story, yet it is told simply and effectively. I knew and loved the characters immediately - sometimes with just a look or a gesture, I instantly recognized them from my own life, from my own school years, or related to them myself. This is a story about the power of commitment and connection, of support and belonging, achieved throug Absolutely lovely. Story and characterization come together beautifully in this coming of age graphic novel. Multiple points of view make for a layered and engaging story, yet it is told simply and effectively. I knew and loved the characters immediately - sometimes with just a look or a gesture, I instantly recognized them from my own life, from my own school years, or related to them myself. This is a story about the power of commitment and connection, of support and belonging, achieved through communication: online, in person, and through actions that demonstrate love. Many thanks to #NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy of this title.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Akshita

    I don't remember where I first saw this book, but the moment I read the synopsis, I knew I HAD to read it right then! Most stories about internet friends end in a negative and fear-inducing way. And while I agree with the message they are trying to convey, it's sometimes nice to see a different approach to the subject. That's why I was excited to pick up this book. Though we have yet to find out what direction this goes in, it's been fairly positive so far. We follow two different storylines: Alliso I don't remember where I first saw this book, but the moment I read the synopsis, I knew I HAD to read it right then! Most stories about internet friends end in a negative and fear-inducing way. And while I agree with the message they are trying to convey, it's sometimes nice to see a different approach to the subject. That's why I was excited to pick up this book. Though we have yet to find out what direction this goes in, it's been fairly positive so far. We follow two different storylines: Allison, a teenage girl living with her abusive father, starts to find comfort in talking to a guy named Samir, whom she met online.  Richard, who recently moved to a new town and is constantly being bullied by his now-classmates, meets Tina, who helps deal with the bullies and introduces Richard to her housemates. Both the stories merge in the last chapter where it ends on a cliffhanger.  The book is set in 90s and you can really see the era shine through the panels. I am sure there were a lot of references and other stuff that would be nostalgic for someone who's lived during that time. While I personally couldn't appreciate the BBS panels as much as I wanted to, it was still a delight to read. There's nothing more I can say about how much I liked it. It was pretty short, and I think I need to know where the story goes from here before I decide on a rating.  Very excited for the next volume!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Raychel

    Great exploration of teen life at the dawn of the internet. Bogart and Holden focus are four teens with unique experiences that will relate to a lot of different people. They have individual struggles, hopes, and fears but they all ultimately want the same thing--freedom to be themselves. I especially appreciated that this graphic novel handled emotional and physical abuse with seriousness and tact. The content was dark but all-too-familiar for too many kids in this age range. I could see this h Great exploration of teen life at the dawn of the internet. Bogart and Holden focus are four teens with unique experiences that will relate to a lot of different people. They have individual struggles, hopes, and fears but they all ultimately want the same thing--freedom to be themselves. I especially appreciated that this graphic novel handled emotional and physical abuse with seriousness and tact. The content was dark but all-too-familiar for too many kids in this age range. I could see this helping a lot of people. Great art style as well. **I received an eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    Set in the '90s during the early days of the internet, Incredible Doom follows the lives of four small-town teens and the unexpected (sometimes risky) ways they connect via dial-up a text-based bulletin board system, or BBS. Although there are darker moments, the accompanying code screens will be nostalgic fun or just simply insightful for many. My thanks to NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for feedback. Set in the '90s during the early days of the internet, Incredible Doom follows the lives of four small-town teens and the unexpected (sometimes risky) ways they connect via dial-up a text-based bulletin board system, or BBS. Although there are darker moments, the accompanying code screens will be nostalgic fun or just simply insightful for many. My thanks to NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for feedback.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nathan

    I stumbled upon this comic years ago during its original run online, and was delighted to see the story continue in this collected edition. The characters are well-drawn -- both literally, in a beautiful ligne claire style reminiscent of Hergé and Scott McCloud, and in terms of how they spring to life in dialogue and action. I really like the clever, often innovative panel-to-panel storytelling -- the way computer screens become comic book panels, and moment-to-moment changes in what someone typ I stumbled upon this comic years ago during its original run online, and was delighted to see the story continue in this collected edition. The characters are well-drawn -- both literally, in a beautiful ligne claire style reminiscent of Hergé and Scott McCloud, and in terms of how they spring to life in dialogue and action. I really like the clever, often innovative panel-to-panel storytelling -- the way computer screens become comic book panels, and moment-to-moment changes in what someone types on those screens become character-defining incidents. Bogart's clever script captures that teenage sense that every interpersonal drama is huge and momentous -- yet also clearly establishes very real, compelling, even harrowing emotional stakes for its characters. It's tough to pull off the kind of balancing act this book achieves with seeming ease; at once, it's harrowing and suspenseful, warm and funny, painful and tender. Though Incredible Doom stays firmly in the realm of the realistic, I found it as riveting and entertaining as any four-color flight of fancy. Whether you were a kid in the hazy proto-Internet days this book captures so well (like I was, barely), or just want to flash back to the strange alien world where people traded music on cassette tapes and phones remained firmly attached to your wall, you won't regret reading this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2021/06/0... It’s 1994 and the internet is new. In this coming-of-age tale, four teens come together in an unlikely alliance as their home lives fall apart around them. We are introduced to Allison, whose manipulative and abusive magician father tries to control every aspect of her life. She finds refuge in the new computer he brings home and discovers an online community and really connects with a young man Samir (Sam). We also This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2021/06/0... It’s 1994 and the internet is new. In this coming-of-age tale, four teens come together in an unlikely alliance as their home lives fall apart around them. We are introduced to Allison, whose manipulative and abusive magician father tries to control every aspect of her life. She finds refuge in the new computer he brings home and discovers an online community and really connects with a young man Samir (Sam). We also really get to know Richard, a teen who has recently moved to a new high school, where he runs into someone he knew years ago from summer camp, who starts to bully him and creates false rumors about him to his new classmates. While being attacked in the hallway by this bully, an unlikely punk savior appears to help Richard- Tina, a tough computer expert who lives with other teens in a house in the country. Eventually, Allison escapes from her violent father and she and Sam are on the run in the middle of the night. On a parallel journey, Richard is thankful for Tina’s help, but feels confused and trapped with Tina’s housemates, recognizing they aren’t true friends like his group of friends from his old school. But circumstances and their connection online lead the two pairs to meet on the last page, opening up further adventures for this new quartet. This graphic novel effectively captures the early 1990s and reminds us of that era of technology -computer usage before the World Wide Web via dial-up with a text-based bulletin board system (BBS). It looks so very primitive now but was cutting edge for a new generation of youth who would come of age with home computers. I remember being in awe of a family that I babysat for in my neighborhood who had a computer and then a few years later in college when one of my rich sorority sisters was the first to have her own computer vs the rest of us who had to use the college’s computer lab. Now everyone seems to have their own private laptops- how far we have come in a relatively short time. The art is done in black and white with blue accents for shadows and to infer other colors. A variety of panel placements and computer screens successfully pull you into this world of technology and limitless possibilities. The art style reminded me somewhat of Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art and Daniel Clowes of Ghostworld. Clothing and hair-styles of the grunge-inspired youth, are captured well in the minimalist illustrations, with solid line art. Incredible Doom is set up to be an ongoing series, and I’m invested enough in the disenfranchised and realistic characters to look for future volumes. These tail-end Gen X teens are looking for connections, and I have enough nostalgia for that era to tune in for more.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sonic

    Although every one recognizes how painful, awkward, and sometimes horrible our teen years are, has anyone wondered about how our dysfunctional society exacerbates all of the difficulties? Man, this is strong stuff, pulling up buried teenage anxiety that I did not think was still there,... Let's all help our own culture by acknowledging that we have emotions. Although every one recognizes how painful, awkward, and sometimes horrible our teen years are, has anyone wondered about how our dysfunctional society exacerbates all of the difficulties? Man, this is strong stuff, pulling up buried teenage anxiety that I did not think was still there,... Let's all help our own culture by acknowledging that we have emotions.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Rae

    Finished this in a few hours - loved it. The artwork, the style, the story, amazing. I love graphic novels, but I haven’t read some for a while - and I was gifted this ARC copy from Harper Collins, so huge thanks to them! This version doesn’t have the two-colour included, but I swear it doesn’t need it, it’s so effective still in the black and white style. If you want an introduction into Graphic Novels then definitely give this one a go - very emotional storyline with themes of friendship, love, Finished this in a few hours - loved it. The artwork, the style, the story, amazing. I love graphic novels, but I haven’t read some for a while - and I was gifted this ARC copy from Harper Collins, so huge thanks to them! This version doesn’t have the two-colour included, but I swear it doesn’t need it, it’s so effective still in the black and white style. If you want an introduction into Graphic Novels then definitely give this one a go - very emotional storyline with themes of friendship, love, family, and belonging.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jamie

    VERY reminiscent to a time and place (the early days of the internet.) It's cool as an adult to remember the promise of what could be - how different from how it is taken for granted now. I think teens would enjoy looking at it from a historical perspective - I did the best I could to pretend I didn't remember PINE email. :-) Also, I was just reading along and suddenly realized it was almost over and AHHHHHHHH! VERY reminiscent to a time and place (the early days of the internet.) It's cool as an adult to remember the promise of what could be - how different from how it is taken for granted now. I think teens would enjoy looking at it from a historical perspective - I did the best I could to pretend I didn't remember PINE email. :-) Also, I was just reading along and suddenly realized it was almost over and AHHHHHHHH!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alexx

    Okay, this was incredible (pun intended? lol)! I didn't have much expectations for this, only that I found the premise so interesting. Now I can say that I am pleasantly surprised! Incredible Doom was simple, yet so poignant. It showed the magnificence of using computers and the internet for the first time. And it also highlighted how amazing and comforting it can be, as it helps in connecting people and forging unexpected friendships. It also featured queer characters, which I didn't expect! I l Okay, this was incredible (pun intended? lol)! I didn't have much expectations for this, only that I found the premise so interesting. Now I can say that I am pleasantly surprised! Incredible Doom was simple, yet so poignant. It showed the magnificence of using computers and the internet for the first time. And it also highlighted how amazing and comforting it can be, as it helps in connecting people and forging unexpected friendships. It also featured queer characters, which I didn't expect! I loved that. My exact rating: 4.5. Anyone looking for a fast and yet moving read, this graphic novel is for you! Thank you so much to Epic Reads/Harper Alley for sending over a finished copy! This, of course, did not affect my overall opinion of the book. Full review on my blog soon! CW: child abuse, domestic abuse, bullying, violence Find me elsewhere: Instagram | Twitter | Blog

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michael Lee

    This was not what expected when I read the title of this book, Incredible Doom. I thought this was going to be a far different book than what I read. I wished the author had chosen a different title for this book. A title that would have reflected the good story about friendship, growing up, internet message boards, and acceptance this fun book shows us. That being said, I really enjoyed reading the story. There was so much I could relate to. I think any adult who went through the awkward years o This was not what expected when I read the title of this book, Incredible Doom. I thought this was going to be a far different book than what I read. I wished the author had chosen a different title for this book. A title that would have reflected the good story about friendship, growing up, internet message boards, and acceptance this fun book shows us. That being said, I really enjoyed reading the story. There was so much I could relate to. I think any adult who went through the awkward years of being a teenager can relate and laugh reading this story. Kids and teens who read this book can learn a bit about the beginning of message boards on the Internet and also learn about what life was like in the 1990s. When my kids get older, I might tell them to read this book to find out what the Internet was like when I was kid in the 90s. I liked the interwoven stories of the four kids in the book. I liked how each of the main characters grows and changes for the better by the end of the book. I also enjoyed seeing the kids find friendship, love, and acceptance. It was really beautiful when Richard and Tina made up at the end of their last chapter. When Richard and Tina accept each other and start to understand each other was very well done. This book has some harsh language in it. So I do think you need to be older or a teen who is ok with vulgarity in a book to really enjoy the story. If you grew up in the 90s and remember old AOL message boards then I think you’ll enjoy this book. Stay awesome!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Young

    Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read an arc of this. This graphic novel showcased two sides of the preverbal coin of the internet. How having a seemingly endless expanse of resources at your fingertips opens all the doors. Both good and bad. This story reminded me a bit of Blankets by Craig Thompson. It touched a nerve in me that reminded me that I know what it’s like to need help escaping. It’s hard to imagine a world where it’s not nearly as easy to find answers to anything you can th Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read an arc of this. This graphic novel showcased two sides of the preverbal coin of the internet. How having a seemingly endless expanse of resources at your fingertips opens all the doors. Both good and bad. This story reminded me a bit of Blankets by Craig Thompson. It touched a nerve in me that reminded me that I know what it’s like to need help escaping. It’s hard to imagine a world where it’s not nearly as easy to find answers to anything you can think to ask, or get help when you don’t have someone you already know who you can trust to help. And also, sometimes the people we see as bad influences are exactly the people we need because they’ve been there before. I think people who experienced the birth of the internet first hand as teenagers will enjoy this the most. People who don’t remember the beginning of it all, or weren’t around yet, might find it laughable that this is what it was like using a computer at one point. A coming of age internet story at its best.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lorna Holland

    Full review now up on the blog: https://www.thewritinggreyhound.co.uk... Incredible Doom is an immersive graphic novel focused on technology, connections, and falling in love. Technology and the internet are now so ingrained into our daily lives that it seems almost impossible to imagine a world without them. Incredible Doom, however, takes you back to the early days of the internet, when computers were confusing and nobody really knew how the internet worked. The main characters in this story are Full review now up on the blog: https://www.thewritinggreyhound.co.uk... Incredible Doom is an immersive graphic novel focused on technology, connections, and falling in love. Technology and the internet are now so ingrained into our daily lives that it seems almost impossible to imagine a world without them. Incredible Doom, however, takes you back to the early days of the internet, when computers were confusing and nobody really knew how the internet worked. The main characters in this story are all tech-savvy young people, embracing the new technology and the opportunities it brings. From making friends to answering the most difficult questions, they welcome the internet with open arms, despite the difficulties they face. It's not all about discovering new technology, though - this book deals with some pretty intense themes. From sexuality to loneliness and even abuse, this is a no-holds-barred glimpse into four young people's lives. The light and dark elements are perfectly juxtaposed for a realistic, gritty story. The design and art style are eye-catching yet simplistic. With muted colours and understated panels, the story is really brought to life, perfectly illustrating the book without detracting from the storyline. The composition is excellent; this is a really well thought out graphic novel that keeps you fully immersed throughout. Above all, though, this is a story about making connections and forging your own path. Despite some bad decisions and difficult situations, it's undeniable that the internet changes the character's lives forever. As, undoubtedly, it's changed all of our lives too.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Hudgins

    tw: domestic violence, abusive parents, arrest I really, really love this graphic novel. I read the ARC (provided via NetGalley via HarperCollins) and even this version -- with its two color illustrations -- was lovely to look at, and told a wonderful story. I appreciate the way that this comic tells the story of that period of time when the Internet was new and full of limitless potential. When one of Lisa's friends explains that her BBS board once helped him get a friend out of jail, it doesn't tw: domestic violence, abusive parents, arrest I really, really love this graphic novel. I read the ARC (provided via NetGalley via HarperCollins) and even this version -- with its two color illustrations -- was lovely to look at, and told a wonderful story. I appreciate the way that this comic tells the story of that period of time when the Internet was new and full of limitless potential. When one of Lisa's friends explains that her BBS board once helped him get a friend out of jail, it doesn't seem like an overstatement, it's the reality of the time. Everyone in Incredible Doom is at some sort of crossroads, some sort of new step where something big is about to happen to them -- whether it's finding the strength and opportunity to leave an abusive father or simply being the new kid at school. The romance in this feels real and understated, and the friendships do as well.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Noelle

    Growing up in the 90s during the boom of technology and the internet is something that shaped me as a person. This was a really great look into the lives of several teenagers when computers were first accessible to have in the home and the internet was still a baby. This handles some tough topics as well, and I'm anxious to see how the character's stories play out. Growing up in the 90s during the boom of technology and the internet is something that shaped me as a person. This was a really great look into the lives of several teenagers when computers were first accessible to have in the home and the internet was still a baby. This handles some tough topics as well, and I'm anxious to see how the character's stories play out.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    That was neat! Thank you NetGalley for the e-arc! The nostalgia is strong with this one! I remember when computers first started marking their appearance. Remember the dial up and if someone called it kicked you off. So you prayed your dear aunt Sally would just watch some tv and not call? Yeah...the good days. Anywho.... Allison is in a terrible relationship with her dad, Richard is the new kid, Tina is a super crazy ninja chick, and Sam Allison’s internet friend. Following these fellow computer n That was neat! Thank you NetGalley for the e-arc! The nostalgia is strong with this one! I remember when computers first started marking their appearance. Remember the dial up and if someone called it kicked you off. So you prayed your dear aunt Sally would just watch some tv and not call? Yeah...the good days. Anywho.... Allison is in a terrible relationship with her dad, Richard is the new kid, Tina is a super crazy ninja chick, and Sam Allison’s internet friend. Following these fellow computer nerds was fun and kept me on my toes.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Villain E

    Four outcasts find each other in early 1990's online bulletin boards. The characters are strong and distinct. The art is clear. It says volume 1 on the cover, and definitely ends in a to-be-continued moment. I have no idea why the book is called "Incredible Doom." Four outcasts find each other in early 1990's online bulletin boards. The characters are strong and distinct. The art is clear. It says volume 1 on the cover, and definitely ends in a to-be-continued moment. I have no idea why the book is called "Incredible Doom."

  21. 5 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    A graphic retro-tech drama set in the 1990s about nerdy misfit teens.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    I only didn't rate this five stars because it felt a little rushed. That, or I just wasn't ready for the story to end. I'm not sure. It was really well done as a period piece of early 90s dial up community representation. It was great at creating four unhappy teens with four unique situations and outlooks. If the Stranger Things kids were more full of angst and taken out of suburbia, it kind of felt like that. It's a great book, I'm changing my rating to five stars. I only didn't rate this five stars because it felt a little rushed. That, or I just wasn't ready for the story to end. I'm not sure. It was really well done as a period piece of early 90s dial up community representation. It was great at creating four unhappy teens with four unique situations and outlooks. If the Stranger Things kids were more full of angst and taken out of suburbia, it kind of felt like that. It's a great book, I'm changing my rating to five stars.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Paul Sheckarski

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The full-page panel of Allison ordering chicken nuggets in Samir's underwear and the band jacket she stole is so triumphant. The full-page panel of Allison ordering chicken nuggets in Samir's underwear and the band jacket she stole is so triumphant.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amber Smith

    This was such an awesome graphic novel. I loved the artwork. The story was amazing. It was sad and happy and great! I related to these teens so much. I have made some really wonderful life-long online friends. Some I have met and some I may never meet but that doesn’t mean that they don’t mean the world to me. I highly recommend this one!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Gagne

    if you like the 90's, outcasts, and early internet connection this graphic novel is for you! if you like the 90's, outcasts, and early internet connection this graphic novel is for you!

  26. 5 out of 5

    analytical_chaos

    I could hear the dial-up sounds in my head while I read this. Holden and Bogart pull off some great storytelling with an engaging art style. It was a quick, fun read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Walter

    Nails the depiction of the early days of online life on a style reminiscent of Stray Bullets.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Fatima

    90s, the new age of internet, and the bully fighting heroes make for an awesome story. It was a pretty quick read that kept you wanting to read more. Looking forwards to reading the second one to see what happens.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    I have to tell you that I mostly reserved this from the library based on the line, "Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father." Because like...a manipulative stage magician father is incredibly ridiculous to me. But man this was a sweet, sad book. I'll be happy to read volume 2. I have to tell you that I mostly reserved this from the library based on the line, "Allison is drowning under the weight of her manipulative stage magician father." Because like...a manipulative stage magician father is incredibly ridiculous to me. But man this was a sweet, sad book. I'll be happy to read volume 2.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jason Scott

    Coming of age as a teenager in the early 90s with BBSes. It's very accurate to my own experiences growing up on BBSes. I'd recommend it for 12+. It's weird reading it when you're the age of the parents, but you have the memories of the kids. Coming of age as a teenager in the early 90s with BBSes. It's very accurate to my own experiences growing up on BBSes. I'd recommend it for 12+. It's weird reading it when you're the age of the parents, but you have the memories of the kids.

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