Title: Pariah– 1-4 Graphic Novel
Review: Like I’ve said before, I’m not a graphic novel or comic book reader. That said I can honestly say that I found these three interesting. The drawings, well I can’t draw anything, were amazing and I enjoyed the way they told the story. The words were needed to keep the story going, but the drawings make a graphic novel.
I enjoyed this story and the psychological aspect. The idea that a group of teens, who are more intelligent than the general population due to a genetic disorder is fascinating. What would our society do if that were to happen? Would we round them up, look down on them, turn them into pariahs? This idea kept reading wanting to know more about these teens and what would happen to them. The ending was unexpected I have to admit. This will keep you thinking long after you are done reading.
If you enjoy graphic novels you will enjoy this one. Try it and see for yourself.
Publisher: 2011 by Sea Lion Books,
Quick Review: 3 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: The publisher was looking for reviewers.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher.
Synopsis: #1 - Brent Marks is not a freak. He is one of the Pariah, a group of teens who become extremely intelligent after being cured of a genetic disorder. Although in most ways a normal teen, Brent is considered dangerous and is tracked down by the government who see these kids as an enormous threat. Can he evade them? What do they have planned for Brent and the others?
#2-Why are the most elite black-ops forces chasing a 16-year-old girl across the country? Why can't they find her? And why do they want to kill her? Because they think Lila Ellerman is a terrorist who released a deadly virus into the wild. But really, she's just a girl with a crush on a guy named Brandon. Yes, she's figured out the science of controlling anti-matter, but that doesn't make her a criminal. Will she be able to protect her friends and keep them from being taken prisoner, or worse?
#3 - Robert Maudsley knows what makes us tick. He knows what people want, need, hate and love. He can use that knowledge to get us to do whatever he wants, no matter how dangerous, immoral or repugnant that might be. Maudsley has no moral compass. He has no compassion. But he's very curious about how far he can push people and what he can get away with. Maudsley wants to rule the world... to control us all. Maudsley is 15 years old.
#4- I Brent Marks is not a freak. He is one of the Pariah, a group of teens who become extremely intelligent after being cured of a genetic disorder. Although in most ways a normal teen, Brent is considered dangerous and is tracked down by the government who see these kids as an enormous threat. Can he evade them? What do they have planned for Brent and the others?
Author Biography: A graduate of UCLA Film School, Warner began his career as a production coordinator at Empire Pictures, gaining experience on low-budget horror and sci-fi films. He then moved on to a position at Film Finances, a completion bond company, where he supervised production on more than 50 films.
Warner's career as a producer began with the horror hit "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. " He then served as supervising producer on John Dahl's "Red Rock West" before beginning his relationship with Twentieth Century Fox as the line producer on "Ghost in the Machine. " He also produced the cult classic "Tank Girl".
Currently, Warner is overseeing production and producing alongside James Cameron on "Cirque Du Soleil 3-D" and "Truckers", a new CG animated franchise for DreamWorks, based on the bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett. He is in a partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action feature films and television shows.
Aron Warner is the Academy Award®-winning producer of the animated blockbuster “Shrek” series. Mr. Warner joined PDI/Dreamworks in 1997 working as the producer on the animated film, Antz. He is currently in partnership with director Andrew Adamson in Strange Weather where they and partner Jeff Fierson are developing a slate of live action and animated feature films and television shows. He, producing alongside James Cameron, just wrapped the Untitled Cirque Du Soleil 3-D project, which was written and directed by Adamson. Pariah is his first graphic novel series.
Since bursting onto the scene at the dawn of the new millenium, Eisner‐nominated painter Brett Weldele has been working nonstop. His work has covered a wide range of genres including crime, horror, science fiction and superheroes, and he has worked with Marvel, Top Shelf, Oni Press, Image, Graphitti Designs, AiT, Devil’s Due and Zenescope. His unique fusion of pen and ink and toner and paint has caught the eye of fans and critics alike.
Projects have included the movie tie‐ins Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga and
Se7en:Wrath; as well as the bestselling graphic novel for Top Shelf, The Surrogates, adapted into a major motion picture from Touchstone Films starring Bruce Willis, and its followup, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. Recent releases The Light and Spontaneous continue to showcase Weldele’s love of atmosphere. An avid follower of music technology, the versatile Weldele lives in Oregon and spends his free time making experimental music on a mac.