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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (16 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401211151
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401211158
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.8 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 601,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.,."Castellucci clearly knows what goes on in the lives of many teens."

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Cecil Castellucci is the author of Boy Proof and The Queen of Cool, as well as a singer/songwriter, actress and film-maker. The Plain Janes is her debut graphic novel. Jim Rugg is the co-writer and artist of the critically acclaimed Street Angel series. He has also contributed inks to DC/Vertigo's American Virgin. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback
The new Minx series is sweeping away 50 years of tired fantasy-led men-in-tight-spandex nerd and geek-dominated comic book history in the US and UK.

This latest offering captures exactly the existentialism of being a teenage girl transported by her parents to a new location and high school. The artwork is first-class in crisp and clear monochrome. The backplot concerns the aftermath of a bombing in somewhere like London - but the real plots are about the need for friendship, the angst of teenage relationships and the redeeming value of art as subversion of the status quo.

It's simply wonderful. The writer, Cecil Castelucci, who also has one of the world's funniest blogs - check it out - seems to have dropped from the sky as the new messiah of the comic book industry.
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Don't overlook this because it is a graphic novel. The storyline is very orignal and fresh, the characters are all well developed in their own way and the dialogue is inventive. (and thankfully, it veers away from tired high-school story cliches that are only concerned with make-up and boys, this is a story about being inventive and orignal.)

Fans of Joss Whedon style stories and high-school novels will enjoy this, but this book is for everyone.
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By snailspace on 23 Jun 2014
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This is ok. Worth a read if you're into graphic novels etc - perhaps aimed more at teen age readers???
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By A. Ross TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Feb 2014
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When teenager Jane is a bystander to a terrorist bombing in Metro City (aka New York), her parents freak out and decide to move way out to the suburbs, where life is supposedly safe. Unfortunately for her, this is some kind of mythical suburbia where there are almost no freaks and geeks, and apparently no one into interesting art or music or anything cool like they have in Metro City. Yeah.... right...

Unfortunately for the reader, Jane is a classic big city cultural snob, which makes her pretty annoying. This is balanced somewhat by her obsession with an unidentified victim of the bombing, a young man who lies in a coma in a hospital, to whom she writes journal-like letters describing her new home and her loneliness. Eventually, she befriends three other supposedly outsiderish girls at school named Jane -- I say supposedly because each is a stereotype. One is the jock, one is the thespian, and one is the academic - and pretty much every high school school has packs of each, so it's hard to buy the premise that they'd all be outsiders as well.

In any event, the plot requires them to team up, so they do. And they do so in order to secretly artbomb the town with various installations and provocations. For some reason, this suburb is a kind of Reagan-era '80s throwback, because the media, cops, and authorities freak out as if there were commies hiding under the beds. What could have been an interesting idea, especially with the introduction of a brooding romantic interest, ends up being too obvious and over-the-top and most of the potential is wasted.
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