Check, Please!: # Hockey

Check, Please!: # Hockey

by Ngozi Ukazu


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ISBN-13: 9781250177957
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Check, Please! , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 58,737
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master's in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While she used her intensive knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please! in 2013, Ngozi has a deep interest in sports that ranges from half-marathon training to basketball documentaries. Ngozi also cites '90s sitcoms as a major influence in the quirky, found-family feel of Check, Please!

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Check, Please!: # Hockey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Loved it online and am ecstatic to have it in hand.
TheKnightsWhoSayBook 7 months ago
This graphic novel is so wholesome and sweet and funny. As Bitty becomes part of the Samwell hockey team and discovers that beneath their bro-y exteriors lie the best friends he could ever want, the reader gets to experience the absolute joy that is this team’s bond. There’s S. Knight, who’s all for the realization of artistic visions and the support of the whole team; the stoic captain Jack Zimmerman, aka Bitty’s crush, who is struggling with anxiety and his future but slowly reveals himself to be a pile of mush; Ransom and Holster, best friends who aren’t afraid to let anyone know how much they love each other; Lardo, the team manager who can bestow the belch of honor; a theoretically also a goalie named Johnson. Plus some adorable younger players. Basically, it’s full of characters who are layered and delightful and you can’t know just how much you’ll love them until it’s over, because they’re so good. As far as the adaptation from webcomic to graphic novel goes — it’s really great, but I think Ransom and Holster’s little slide shows about hockey terms should have been kept slotted between chapters rather than bundled together at the end. After all, the original point of them was to explain hockey terminology as the reader goes along so people who aren’t familiar with any of this can read without any confusion. Pushing them to the end kinda defeats the point. However, I do think enough is understandable as context that it’s not a big problem.