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Bonn had gene-splicing experiments performed on him as a baby to produce a "super-human"; however, these experiments did nothing except stunt his growth, making Ditto appear six in spite of his true age of twenty-eight. Mona reveals that the creatures, called Parasites, can only be seen after near-death experiences or severe trauma; Stefan can see them from his accident as a policeman, Mona can see them from a car crash in which Stefan saved her after her gang left her for dead, and Ditto can see them as a result of the gene-splicing experiments.
Their group, the eponymous Supernaturalists, attempts to kill as many Parasites in Satellite City as possible, saving people from the life-sucking Parasites. At first, Cosmo is left alone to recuperate. However, the Supernaturalists come home one night, Mona suffering seizures after getting hit by a poisoned dart, and Cosmo saves her; he had tested those poisoned darts at the orphanage, and knows the correct cure.
After this, Cosmo is accepted into the gang and starts going out Parasite-blasting with them. One night, the Supernaturalists stalk out a drag race, as the potential for fatal crashes, and Parasites, is large. However, one of the cars is a prototype stolen from Myishi Corporation, who track it down and send a squad of paralegals "hit lawyers" to take it back. In the following firefight, Cosmo and Stefan are captured by Myishi. They are taken to Ellen Faustino, the president of Myishi, who reveals herself to be a Spotter.
She says that energy discharged by the Parasites is forcing the Satellite into an incorrect orbit and causing it to fall out of the sky. She also reveals that the method the Supernaturalists are using to kill the Parasites is only causing them to reproduce faster, increasing the problem with the Satellite.
After some discussion, she reveals that she has a plan to kill the Parasites: However, she does not know where the hive is, and sets the Supernaturalists to find the hive. After several dead ends, Cosmo hits upon the idea to use the Satellite to scan for the Parasite hive.
Due to an extremely long wait time to get a space on the Satellite, they take an illegal spaceship up to do the scan themselves and find that the hive is under Clarissa Frayne. Cosmo, Mona, Stefan and Ditto, especially Ditto. He and his fellow peers are used as 'testing rats' for all the new Medications and diseases that arise. He and his friend 'Ziplock' try to escape from the Institute however it back fires and the two are found but before they could be found they jump off the roof their handcuffs catching on a electrical wire which electrocutes both of them and unfortunately Ziplock is killed but Cosmo is saved by a group of kids known as Supernaturalists, people who can see the blue creatures that hover around.
They take him in and look after him all the while trying to dispose of the blue creatures thinking they thrive on human energy. However it is later discovered that this is not the case, they help people who hurt or dying they have a healing effect. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it was definitely interesting. I will have to get hold of the novel now and give it a crack.
May 18, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read the novel version a couple years ago and fell in love with the story and Colfer's writing. I was excited to find a copy of the graphic novel at the library and eagerly dove into it. The story was well done and transformed well into a graphic novel. I love the exciting plot of this book, where there are creatures that take energy from humans and a group of kids that try to fight them.
Little do they know what their real purpose is and find that these creatures may be different from w Plot: Little do they know what their real purpose is and find that these creatures may be different from what they originally thought. Set in a dystopian world, the characters are orphans and full of life.
Graphic Novel Review: The Supernaturalist
Cosmo is an orphan recently abandoned as dead from the boys' orphanage that actually uses them as guinea pigs for all sorts of testing. Cosmo has gone through a lot in his short life and is glad to finally have escaped, if he was left for dead and given new parts to fix him as good as new, but looking quite different. I love the personality differences within the crew, making for a diverse set of kids. I really wish Colfer had written a sequel to this book because I loved the world and characters so much.
I loved the illustrations in this graphic novel and felt the artist really brought the world and characters to life. I think this is the same group that worked on the Artemis Fowl graphic novels, which I enjoyed as well. A great adaptation that is visually stunning and possibly one of the best stories I have read.
Feb 03, Patrice Sartor rated it it was ok Shelves: I haven't read the original, non-graphic novel for this, though I'm guessing it's a lot better. The future world is bleak and harsh, and Cosmo the orphan which equates to being a medical guinea pig for the 'orphanage' undergoes a near-death experience.
He is saved by a group that hunt down blue parasites that only certain people including Cosmo can see; the group the Supernaturalists believe these parasites feed on a person's life force. I found the story a bit hard to follow, and a tad cli I haven't read the original, non-graphic novel for this, though I'm guessing it's a lot better.
I found the story a bit hard to follow, and a tad cliched. Worse, I was not a fan of the artwork at all. Things are dark and muddled, and maybe this sort of book is just not the right type of story for a graphic novel, or maybe the artist just really is not to my tastes. My son 11 borrowed this from his school library, and suggested I borrow it. When I couldn't finish it before it was due, he voluntarily renewed it for me, though I was ready to give up on it. Since he did this for me, I trudged through the end. It got better, but it never got good.
I should add that this same son is a huge Colfer fan, and really liked this title. He gives it "4. To each their own! Jun 18, Amy rated it liked it. But with conspiracies starting to present themselves around their crusade Cosmo will have to face his fears and defend his new found family. But I do enjoy the characters and the one thing I like about graphic novels is that it puts faces to them. Ditto is my favorite and seeing him as short as I imagined him in the graphic novel was intriguing. Their sarcasm was also done very well. But the plot never made much sense to me. Jun 04, Shania Jones rated it it was amazing.
This book was very interesting and funny to me. It is about a boy name Cosmo Hill who is an orphan and wants to get out of the orphanage, called Clarissa Fayne, because it is a terrible place. He breaks out with his best friend Ziplock. Once they get out of the orphanage they have to run from someone name Marshal Redwood. In order for them to escape they went to the top of a building where they thought they can escape when actually Marshal followed them.
In order for them to excape they fell of This book was very interesting and funny to me. In order for them to excape they fell of the roof electricuted to short out their tracker and pronounced dead. Cosmo survives, but is very unique. He sees these little harmful creatures called parasites and get rescued by a group of kids who becomes his friends later on.
Are the parasites going to go away? If you want to know and figure it out read the book and follow them on an intresting journey. The concept of showing and not telling is one of the most basic in writing. It's vital in every medium, but it's especially important in graphic novels. The Supernaturalist utterly fails in this respect. Text fills page after page.
Don't waste space telling us that tools cover a mechanic's shop's walls. Draw that and let the art speak for itself! Everything is so excessively wordy that what is draw doesn't matter in the face of the info dump that is the text. What's the point of adapting a novel The concept of showing and not telling is one of the most basic in writing.
What's the point of adapting a novel into a graphic novel if it's going to continue pretending to be a novel? Excessive text in graphic novels cheapens the medium and, more importantly, makes it boring. Scientifically advanced and corrupt dystopians rarely show up in books geared at younger readers, so this should have been an interesting story, yet I could even finish it. That's rather pathetic for something that probably would have taken me 2 hours at most to finish.
This is a graphic novelization of a popular novel that should not have been made. The original novel by Eoin Colfer presents an intriguing premise about teenagers in a future world who, following near-death experiences, are able to see blue creatures who seem to feed on the dying. I have no quibble with the story. The art, however, is highly problematic. The pallet is too similar. The overall effect is art that is unable to tell a sto This is a graphic novelization of a popular novel that should not have been made.
The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel
The overall effect is art that is unable to tell a story. The reader is left to work out the events through the text. If I wanted to read a book, I would read the novel which has better pacing and more complex character development because it allows itself time and space. Why did they mess it up? Sep 22, Anne rated it liked it Shelves: Cosmo Hill is an orphan in Satellite City.
He and the other children and teens there are all subjected to cruel medical and product testing. No one seems to make it past the age of Through a stroke of luck, he escapes at age 14 through a near death experience and is rescued by a group called The Supernaturalists. This group, including Cosmo, can see strange blue parasites that appear to suck the life out of injured and dying people. They make it their goal to exterminate these harmful orga Cosmo Hill is an orphan in Satellite City. They make it their goal to exterminate these harmful organisms.
However, despite their efforts, the beings are multiplying and their world seems to be suffering more and more energy-related damages that are also tied to these creatures. There are a few times that the panels run length-wise across both pages, yet it is difficult for the reader to recognize this layout change until suddenly the panels are not making so much sense anymore. Lots of action and adventure. Aug 22, the gift rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 29, Jenni Frencham rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a graphic novel version of a novel by the same name.
Cosmo Hill is an orphan and he lives in an orphanage that makes ends meet by using the orphans as test subjects for various products. When he finally escapes the orphanage, Cosmo meets up with a group called the Supernaturalists, people who also see the parasites that feed on human beings. Soon the mystery deepens, however, and Cosmo has to race to save his own skin and that of his friends.
My students Colfer, Eoin. My students enjoy this book along with the other "novels made into graphic novels" that I have in our library's collection. I think this particular version is especially well done and does justice to the story told. Oct 26, Reggie Overton rated it really liked it. This graphic novel is intense and so detailed that will keep you flipping through the pages for more. We are introduced to a group of characters known as the super naturalist who run into our main character and discover that he too has special abilities necessary to save humanity and bring the people out of corporate oppression.
The main character is an escapee from a corrupt orphanage short of nothing that any child should experience from malicious treatment and experimental abuse.
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Now that the This graphic novel is intense and so detailed that will keep you flipping through the pages for more. Now that the child has survived a near death experience he is saved by the super naturalist and told of how he can see life sucking parasites an ability that is rare, now he must assist the group. The story is exciting and suspenseful. Jun 04, Ravenne Cooper rated it it was ok. I don't know if it was just me, but I didn't really enjoy this book.
It was so cryptic to understand fully but maybe I was thinking too hard. Each comic box seemed to be missing information and was bland throughout the entire book. The story is about a young man who is put into a juvenile camp where the kids test out new products.
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