Klaw: The First Cycle

Antoine Ozenam

Ozenam, Antoine; Klaw
Publisher: Magnetic Press
Publication date: May-2016
Date Finished: 15-April-2016
Format: e-book
Pages: 144
Series:  Klaw (#1)
Genres: Graphic Novel, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
ISBN: 9781942367208
Source: Netgalley
Rating:3 star

“A population of secret were-animals hide among us, and young Angel Tomassini is about to learn just how widespread — and dangerous — it is!

Beautifully illustrated by Joel Jurion, best known throughout Europe and the worldwide animation industry for his gorgeous and dynamic character design, written by Antoine Ozenam, this exciting young adult series explores a world of ancient conflict hiding just under the surface of modern life as we know it. With identifiable coming of age themes overshadowed by thrilling action sequences and a deep, enthralling mythology, this book will introduce readers to a world unlike anything else on shelves today.

Collecting the first three chapters of this original ongoing series — AWAKENING, TABULA RASA, and UNIONS — this book comprises “THE FIRST CYCLE” in the epic, hidden universe of KLAW!” -Goodreads


What drew me to this comic was the beautifully illustrated cover, I didn’t even bother to read the description before I requested this one… I probably should have though. While I was thoroughly impressed with the artwork, I felt the story was lacking. Every page was full of great illustrations, I particularly love the way the tiger is drawn and colored. I wasn’t enthralled by the story itself, it was rushed, as many graphic novels tend to be, and it was not well explained. As it is introducing a new magic to a new audience, it should have been more deeply explained. I feel that there could have been more description and development of the characters themselves as well. It may be a matter of this book and me not being compatible, although I commend the art.


I received this book from Netgalley for this honest review.

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