TITLE: Teen Titans: Beast Boy
AUTHOR: Kami Garcia, (Illustrated by) Gabriel Picolo
RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2020
SETTING: Eden, Georgia
PUBLISHER: DC Comics
GENRE(S): Young Adult, Graphic Novel, Super Hero
Thank you to DC Comics and NetGalley for my gifted DRC of this graphic novel in exchange for my honest review.
Garfield Logan has spent his entire life being overlooked. Even in a small town like Eden, Georgia, the 17-year-old with green streaks in his hair can’t find a way to stand out–and the clock is ticking. Senior year is almost over. If Gar doesn’t find a way to impress the Chosen Ones–the social elite at Bull Creek High School–he will never know what it’s like to matter. Gar’s best friends, Stella and Tank, don’t understand why he cares what other people think. They miss their funny, pizza-loving, video game-obsessed best friend.
Then Gar accepts a wild dare out of the blue. It impresses the Chosen Ones and his social status soars. But other things are changing, too. Gar grows six inches overnight. His voice drops and, suddenly, he’s stronger and faster. He’s finally getting everything he wanted, but his newfound popularity comes at a price. Gar has to work harder to impress his new friends. The dares keep getting bigger and the stakes keep getting higher.
When Gar realizes the extent of his physical changes, he has to dig deep and face the truth about himself–and the people who truly matter–before his life spirals out of control.
This was so much fun.
I didn’t read the previous graphic novel, but I’m going to now. Beast Boy depicts the origin story of Garfield Logan. He is a small guy who just can’t bulk up, no matter what he does. He wants to be one of the popular kids and he really wants to get the attention of his crush, to no avail.
After some research on a medication he has been taking for as long as he can remember, he decides to stop. Almost overnight things start to change. He starts looking physically different and FEELING different, too.
Now, all of a sudden, he is thrown in with the cool kids. Is it possible he can have everything he ever wanted? Or are these changes too much for him to handle by himself?
This was a great graphic novel, written and illustrated perfectly. I can’t wait for more.