Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel

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Alex Rider- manga style!

For fans of the Alex Rider graphic novels Stormbreaker and Point Blank, the wait is finally over. Alex is back! Featuring the same actionpacked, manga-esque style as the previous installments, Skeleton Key brings all the thrills and gadgetry to life in colorful, page-turning form.

For readers of this worldwide phenomenon, or for those just discovering it, Skeleton Key: The Graphic ...

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Overview

Alex Rider- manga style!

For fans of the Alex Rider graphic novels Stormbreaker and Point Blank, the wait is finally over. Alex is back! Featuring the same actionpacked, manga-esque style as the previous installments, Skeleton Key brings all the thrills and gadgetry to life in colorful, page-turning form.

For readers of this worldwide phenomenon, or for those just discovering it, Skeleton Key: The Graphic Novel is sure to excite.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Jung
This graphic novel adaptation of one of Anthony Horowitz's popular "Alex Rider" series books finds British teen spy Alex working with American spies in Cuba to hunt down an insane Russian general, who has deadly plans for a nuclear bomb. But as Alex gets closer to his target, he learns the general has additional plans to adopt Alex and make him part of his new world order. Though popular among kids, this particular Alex Rider book is littered with unflattering caricatures and stereotypes of various ethnic groups and cultures—especially the Russian general, whose overwhelming hatred of American capitalism would be laughable if it were not so offensive. Other countries do not fare much better as the CIA spies Alex works with are arrogant and condescending, while virtually all the Cubans are cast as the villains' mindless cronies. Even the British end up looking foolish for trusting a young teen like Alex—who constantly runs stupidly into dangerous situations and blurts out sensitive secrets under the threat of torture—with such important missions. While some readers may be able to suspend their disbelief long enough to be entertained by the story's action, the poorly-drawn characters and paper-thin plot make most James Bond movies seem like Oscar-worthy dramas by comparison. Reviewer: Michael Jung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399254185
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Series: Alex Rider Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 138,184
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    The whole Alex Rider series is very exiting and this series is a

    The whole Alex Rider series is very exiting and this series is actally the first series that I got into. Mr. Horowitz makes a great, thrilling and extinging series I can't to read Russian Roulette it looks great! I just can't pull myslef away in the middle of each book becuase it gets so good and I don't want to put it down. The best parts ar in the middle . The final book Scorpia Rising has such a plot twist that I never saw it coming that wht this series is the best series that I have ever read. If you haven't read The Alex Rider series I highly recommend it. Alex is the best teenage spy out there!!!!

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Great adaptation of Young Adult novel, Alex Rider: Skeleton Key!

    The art in this comic is marvelous. It's violent, well-plotted, and complex. Only thing is, the novel is more complicated, but this is a comic, so, yeah.
    Even better than some Marvel comics!

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