The Ender’s Game graphic novels were beautiful but not terribly interesting, due to a focus more on the storyline and less on the battles, which are a big part of the original novel. Luckily, Ender’s Shadow was much more story and less action, so the same kind of focus works much better in this graphic novel. Although it obviously skims a lot of the story, I felt like this gave a much better recap of the book and captured a lot of the drama well.
Still, I would not recommend anyone read this if they haven’t read the book, but only because both Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow are fantastic and easily accessible novels that anyone with an interest in sci-fi should check out. To read the comics first would be to ruin a lot of the story.
Rating: 4 out of 5