Cosmoknights, Vol. 1

by Hannah Templer

Top Shelf Productions, 2019

Adult Science Fiction Graphic Novel

8 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: Pan works at her father’s car repair shop. Her best friend Tara is a princess. But when Tara asks Pan to help her escape from the planet and her fate to marry a man she doesn’t love. The rescue has unexpected consequences, especially when in the future she meets the people who are trying to get rid of the Tournament system all together.

Likes: Pan and Tara are adorable. I also like how the Tournament system was hinted at and then revealed. I also really liked Bee, Cass, and even the suspicious lady. The art is gorgeous. There pinks and teals in the color scheme, one of my favorite combinations, and the art is expressive and dynamic.

Dislikes: I’m not sure how this Tournament system has survived. I can see it being a means to consolidate wealth perhaps but it seems a bit risky because the one backing the winning warrior gets to be the next ruler of the place the princess’ family rules. But we also don’t see the aftermath of the princess being won so that isn’t fully explained.

Overall I’m wondering where this will go. I like the idea of smashing the system. But how are they going to do it? And also will Tara and Pan be reunited? Will we get her story?

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