Dec 30, 2021

Mini Graphic Novel Review--Black Canary: Ignite by Meg Cabot & Cara McGee


Meg Cabot's first graphic novel!

Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name.

When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah's goals and threatens her friends and family, she'll learn more about herself, her mother's secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.





Another graphic novel read!! I picked up Meg Cabot and Cara McGee’s Black Canary: Ignite way back in 2019…before a certain event took over and was one of the last signings I attended.

In this story we get to see a thirteen-year-old Dinah discover she has a strange power with her voice…she gets loud, really, really loud. Not understanding this newfound ability she’s not sure who to tell about it or what to do with it. It’s starting to ruin her social life at school. 

It’s soon revealed to her that her ordinary mother was once the Black Canary and that Dinah has inherited some of her powers. Making things worse, a shadowy figure seems to be stalking Dinah and her growing powers continue to drive a wedge between her and her friends. 

Cara McGee’s illustrations were wonderfully done as well! They were bright and colorful which really made the story pop off the page!

I don’t know much about Black Canary as a superhero. But the graphic novel gave me a nice idea and I know she’s from the Batman world as key figures get mentioned. 

I don’t know if this will be a continuing series or if it’s a one-and-done kind of story. It ends in a way that either option is possible. It was a fun read overall and I wouldn’t say no to more should it happen. 

Overall Rating 4/5 stars



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