As Emma Crewe continues her journey in Oz, she uncovers a story as entangled as the en- chanted vines she is fighting — of love, loss, and the lengths that people will go to protect their family. As she, Warrick, Agha, Hercilia, and the Scarecrow get closer to unraveling the mystery behind Ozma.This volume contains Intermission #1, chapter 6-10 of the fantasy webcomic andAs Emma Crewe continues her journey in Oz, she uncovers a story as entangled as the en- chanted vines she is fighting — of love, loss, and the lengths that people will go to protect their family. As she, Warrick, Agha, Hercilia, and the Scarecrow get closer to unraveling the mystery behind Ozma.This volume contains Intermission #1, chapter 6-10 of the fantasy webcomic and a book- exclusive story....
|Title||:||Namesake, Volume 2|
|Number of Pages||:||172 Pages|
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Namesake, Volume 2 Reviews
I purchased and pledged both the digital ebook and the limited hardcover book through Kickstarter.There comes a time while reading any well-written tale that you come across a point of "enlightenment". When you get so immersed in the story that time stops, all sounds disappear creating a protective bubble in which it is just you and the book that you are reading. This "enlightenment" is a very good sign that you are reading a particularly extraordinary tale. Writer Megan Lavey-Heaton and illustrator Isabelle Melançon's Namesake is that kind of extraordinary tale. In the first volume we are shown the skeletons of what the story was about and the settings that come into play. We were introduced to the main protagonists with a group of colorful supporting characters and were told the crisis that effects both the normal world and the fantastical world. In this second volume we continue to venture forth with characters that we already know and love and see just how twisted this story will get.As we continue Emma's and Elaine's fantastical adventures we get more knowledge and backstories with the many supporting characters that accompany our protagonists and get a clearer view of the hand that fate has dealt them. As Emma journeys farther into the Land of Oz, she quickly learns that things are not as they should be. With the land at the brink of war from an unknown enemy, she must face what might come as the heroine of this unlikely tale.What I adore about Emma is her can-do spirit, doing what is right no matter the odds or the obstacles. She relies on the friends she makes along the way, but is also stronger for it. She never automatically believes in what people tell her, she'd rather make her own opinions about such matters and that's a great way to look at life. Since she's an older heroine with some life experience she knows that the world is not made of black and white but shades of grey. Everything has a cause and effect and she'd rather look at things as the outsider she is and see the root of the problem rather than putting fuel to the fire and using scapegoats. It's through her mature attitude that she creates the friends that she has and makes other realize that people are not who they appear to be on the surface. You can't help but root for Emma in her victories and worry for her when she's in trouble. I said it before and I'll say it again, Emma truly is a heroine to aspire to.Meanwhile, we learn more of Elaine's unique talents and her possible role in this whole mess. She is a special girl in this story that's for sure and you get an inkling why that is as her character is more fleshed out through side stories. One things for certain, things are never what they appear to be so I'm keeping an open-mind on her still early character traits. Her love for her older sister Emma knows no bounds and that is very heartwarming to see and rare to read these days. I have a soft spot for sister stories so although they didn't meet in this volume, I have no doubt that they will find each other in the future and that moment will be a really good moment.And the art, oh the art! Isabelle Melançon continues to visually weave this fascinating tale with artistic and professional execution. There is nothing drawn that has no meaning and the coordinated use of color in a mostly colorless story is simply brilliant. With or without color, the art holds it's own as it guides you deeper into this unique tale of the Oz mythos. I can honestly say that this is one of the unique times in which the script and the artwork work in harmony and that is always a beautiful sight.This series is simply one of the best independently created works I've ever had. The writing is amazing, the art equally so and I find myself pining for the next volume. I know, I know, I can easily read it online. But as I've said before, there's just something special about having a graphic novel in paper form. And after getting this limited edition hardcover book, I can honestly see that it is a beauty to behold. I can't wait for the next Kickstarter. Volume 3, here I come!If you would like to read this amazing story, the web comic is available at namesakecomic.com.
It's like someone tossed a bunch of classic fantasy novels in a tornado as it ripped through Kansas, then ejected the contents on the magical side of the rainbow. Do recommend. Also, wonderful illustration. Read it here: http://namesakecomic.com/comic/prolog...
What can I say, I like Warrick, as is completely expected. This volume had a lot more interest once some of that introductory stuff was taken care of in the first volume. I still don't totally love it, but it was interesting and quick.
This book contains the parts of the series that really hooked me. I can't wait until volume 3 is in my hands.
Still sooooooo addicted! Namesake 2 delves deeper into Oz as Emma and her friends search for Ozma, and more mysteries are revealed! I finished the rest of the available story online, but I can't wait for books 3 and 4 to be released!
I really hope there isn't too long of a delay before volume 3. I love this webseries, but reading the old stuff makes me remember just how many loose ends they have going on and how much I wish we could get back to the Oz timeline.
Volume 2 compiled from the webcomic. The team continues in their quest to save Ozma and we learn more about magic! And then learn less about ghosts! Beautiful art and fascinating characters!
Better than volume 1! I got more into the story, love the artwork defining each chapter and looking forward to the next part!
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