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Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately.


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Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately.

30 review for Becstar

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    A solid sci-fi story of an old mercenary group that has disbanded and went their separate ways after they all claimed powerful cursed artifacts. Becstar gets drug back in to find another member of the group when their former leader starts killing them all off. There's lots of excitement and fun in the story and the art's great. It's got a fun manga influence to it. Received a review copy from Mad Cave Studios and Edelweiss A solid sci-fi story of an old mercenary group that has disbanded and went their separate ways after they all claimed powerful cursed artifacts. Becstar gets drug back in to find another member of the group when their former leader starts killing them all off. There's lots of excitement and fun in the story and the art's great. It's got a fun manga influence to it. Received a review copy from Mad Cave Studios and Edelweiss

  2. 4 out of 5

    nefeli

    Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for a copy in exchange for an honest review 2.5 ⭐ To begin with, the art in this graphic novel was stunning! It added to the story, i liked the way it presented the past and present and I really enjoyed it. I wish I could say the same for the actual plot though :/ Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-reg Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for a copy in exchange for an honest review 2.5 ⭐ To begin with, the art in this graphic novel was stunning! It added to the story, i liked the way it presented the past and present and I really enjoyed it. I wish I could say the same for the actual plot though :/ Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately. The world building, the characters and the relationships were really confusing to say the least. None of the characters were particularly interesting, they felt falt and kind of shallow. The world building was undevelopped, I couldn't understand anything for a big part of the book and that's why it took me so long to finish it. This could have easily been volume 2. I wish we got to know more about our main character Becstar and her origins. I just felt like I started reading a story that had already begun. I didn't feel any connection to the characters. Perhaps the character I liked the most was Sally, Becstar's best friend, because she was such a great friend and always there for the others! This is my short review for Becstar :) I wouldn't recommend the book, but that is just my personal opinion and anyone is allowed to like it. Others may find it interesting but for me a lot of parts needed more explanation.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alex Nonymous

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of Becstar in exchange for an honest review. First off, the visuals here where absolutely stunning so credit where credit is do, but the storytelling didn't really work for me. Both the world building and character relationships felt at best hollow, at worst confusing which made it exceptionally hard to get invested in anything. I won't be reading the next volume. Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of Becstar in exchange for an honest review. First off, the visuals here where absolutely stunning so credit where credit is do, but the storytelling didn't really work for me. Both the world building and character relationships felt at best hollow, at worst confusing which made it exceptionally hard to get invested in anything. I won't be reading the next volume.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ray Flores

    I was quite interested in reading this, unfortunately, most of the time I was like what is going on?, which isn’t a good sign to begin with. This is a sci-fi story that had a nice premise but the more I read, the more confused I was. Apparently, there are four people who held amazing powers: Bec just happens to be the lucky one. On top of that, I couldn’t connect with the characters and most of the time I was squinting my eyes in disbelief ‘cause the ‘plot twists’ felt quite predictable for me. I I was quite interested in reading this, unfortunately, most of the time I was like what is going on?, which isn’t a good sign to begin with. This is a sci-fi story that had a nice premise but the more I read, the more confused I was. Apparently, there are four people who held amazing powers: Bec just happens to be the lucky one. On top of that, I couldn’t connect with the characters and most of the time I was squinting my eyes in disbelief ‘cause the ‘plot twists’ felt quite predictable for me. I’m not gonna lie, the art is bright and colorful, which is something I always love, but story-wise it wasn’t my cup of tea. And I’m not sure I’ll be continuing the series, which is a bummer. I received and e-book copy in exchange for an honest review via Diamond Comic Distributors.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Taschima

    What attracted me about this book? The cover of course. Sweeney Boo does good stuff, and the illustrator is also pretty good (it reminded me a little bit of I Hate Fairyland) though sometimes the frames/art/dialogue didn’t feel cohesive. 84% in I am pretty sure there was a mix up with either the dialogue being out of order or the frames not being put correctly, either way it read pretty confusing. Which didn’t do the story any credit, as after Issue #2 the story itself starts taking a huge cliff What attracted me about this book? The cover of course. Sweeney Boo does good stuff, and the illustrator is also pretty good (it reminded me a little bit of I Hate Fairyland) though sometimes the frames/art/dialogue didn’t feel cohesive. 84% in I am pretty sure there was a mix up with either the dialogue being out of order or the frames not being put correctly, either way it read pretty confusing. Which didn’t do the story any credit, as after Issue #2 the story itself starts taking a huge cliff dive into the negatives. Characters start showing up out of nowhere with little to no explanation, backstory is told in a rushed fashion and doesn’t provide enough insight. For the life of me I couldn’t understand why Sally would stick with Becstar (and I enjoyed Becstar’s character because I like fuck up characters) since Becstar made her life impossible. I don’t even know what their regular gig is because it is never explained before we are thrown into the quest to find Becstar’s old teammate who has a gauntlet of creation which the bad guy wants, and for some reason we are just going to go along with taking the bad guy exactly where they need to go…. The dialogue was also lackluster/repetitive when it came to the bad guy, Mordecai (one dimensional character; it is also never explained how he went from a small team of thieves to basically ruling the bad guys). Geez, what a mess. But, the art is great, the colors are fantastic, and the covers are to die for. Too bad the story didn’t live up to the potential. PS; I was provided a review copy in exchange for an honest review. Thanks go to the publisher!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    Plot: Becstar is approached by Paprika to help her stop one of her old crew-mates from Universal domination. There wasn’t anything too ground breaking here but it was fun and enjoyable. Characters: I loved that it was mostly female. I really enjoyed Becstar and Sally, though I wish there was a bit more character development for them, beyond just being moody & unable to let the past go (Becstar) and keeping things together (Sally). Page Turner: Yup, this was a pretty good page turner and the fina Plot: Becstar is approached by Paprika to help her stop one of her old crew-mates from Universal domination. There wasn’t anything too ground breaking here but it was fun and enjoyable. Characters: I loved that it was mostly female. I really enjoyed Becstar and Sally, though I wish there was a bit more character development for them, beyond just being moody & unable to let the past go (Becstar) and keeping things together (Sally). Page Turner: Yup, this was a pretty good page turner and the finale frame was a nice way to keep it open and ominous. Read More: Yes, I’d pick up the next volume of Becstar to see how it plays out and to hopefully get to know Becstar and Sally better. I’d love to see into Sally’s past as well. Special thank you to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for sharing this digital copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    I’m giving this 3.5 star Plot: Becstar is approached by Paprika to help her stop one of her old crew-mates from Universal domination. There wasn’t anything too ground breaking here but it was fun and enjoyable. Characters: I loved that it was mostly female. I really enjoyed Becstar and Sally, though I wish there was a bit more character development for them, beyond just being moody & unable to let the past go (Becstar) and keeping things together (Sally). Page Turner: Yup, this was a pretty good I’m giving this 3.5 star Plot: Becstar is approached by Paprika to help her stop one of her old crew-mates from Universal domination. There wasn’t anything too ground breaking here but it was fun and enjoyable. Characters: I loved that it was mostly female. I really enjoyed Becstar and Sally, though I wish there was a bit more character development for them, beyond just being moody & unable to let the past go (Becstar) and keeping things together (Sally). Page Turner: Yup, this was a pretty good page turner and the finale frame was a nice way to keep it open and ominous. Read More: Yes, I’d pick up the next volume of Becstar to see how it plays out and to hopefully get to know Becstar and Sally better. I’d love to see into Sally’s past as well. Special thank you to NetGalley and Diamond Book Distributors for sharing this digital copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    I received this as an eARC to read for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Mad Cave Studios for giving me access. The art was stunning while the story wasn't up to par. We were thrusted into what felt like the middle of a storyline. I wouldn't have minded finding out more of what happened in the past for Vol. 1 and then this story being Vol. 2 or even 3. The flashbacks wasn't enough and left me confused at times. I received this as an eARC to read for free in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Mad Cave Studios for giving me access. The art was stunning while the story wasn't up to par. We were thrusted into what felt like the middle of a storyline. I wouldn't have minded finding out more of what happened in the past for Vol. 1 and then this story being Vol. 2 or even 3. The flashbacks wasn't enough and left me confused at times.

  9. 5 out of 5

    May

    To start off, I really enjoyed the art and the way it presented the past and present. Everything else about this graphic novel fell flat for me. None of the characters stood out or had interesting distinct qualities. I had a rough time connecting and sympathizing with them. The plot and world-building was quite confusing and could’ve used some more explanation. I couldn’t see where anything was going and was left thinking “what the heck just happened?”

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tiffani Reads

    *Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with and advanced copy of this book to read and review. The synopsis and the cover art of this graphic novel sucked me in and then subsequently proceeded to let me down hard. The art style in this book is not as good as the cover, the characters faces look squished and out of proportion. It was very distracting and off putting while trying to read this book. I have also never read a book where so much and nothing happens at the same time. *Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with and advanced copy of this book to read and review. The synopsis and the cover art of this graphic novel sucked me in and then subsequently proceeded to let me down hard. The art style in this book is not as good as the cover, the characters faces look squished and out of proportion. It was very distracting and off putting while trying to read this book. I have also never read a book where so much and nothing happens at the same time. it was the same plot loop over and over again. Murder, run from bad guy, murder, run from bad guy, etc., etc. Over and over in an endless loop until we get to what it supposed to be the climatic ending but just ends up being disappointing. This book also tries to end with a cliffhanger but it was absolutely unnecessary, as there is no where for this story to go. Overall, a big disappointment, and an hour of my life that I will never get back.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nadia (Coleccionista de Historias)

    Thanks to Netgalley for this arc of this story in exchange for an honest review of what I thought of it. Rating 3⭐. Becstar is a mercenary playing with time light years from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical dagger of luck and her fan-turned-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar makes a living under the nefarious radar of the Shadow Syndicate. But when a mysterious girl shows up with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has Thanks to Netgalley for this arc of this story in exchange for an honest review of what I thought of it. Rating 3⭐. Becstar is a mercenary playing with time light years from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical dagger of luck and her fan-turned-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar makes a living under the nefarious radar of the Shadow Syndicate. But when a mysterious girl shows up with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join...and immediately regret it. I must say that the story left me a lot to be desired, the premise was quite interesting and the art it has I can't deny it, it's one of the prettiest I've seen, but I feel like I was pulled into a story that had already begun; I would have liked to have been told a little more about Becstar's origin, I think the story we are presented with would have worked much better in a second volume. I also felt that the relationships and interactions of the characters were very empty and most of the story all these relationships and the plot were too confusing and I think it could have been handled in a better way. The plot really caught my attention and the art kept me hooked, but almost everything else left me wanting, maybe I'll get around to reading the second volume, but with this one it was a big meh.

  12. 4 out of 5

    May

    Thanks Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for honest opinions To start off, I really enjoyed the art and the way it presented the past and present. Everything else about this graphic novel fell flat for me. None of the characters stood out or had interesting distinct qualities. I had a rough time connecting and sympathizing with them. The plot and world-building was quite confusing and could’ve used some more explanation. I couldn’t see where anything was going and was left thinking “what the heck Thanks Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for honest opinions To start off, I really enjoyed the art and the way it presented the past and present. Everything else about this graphic novel fell flat for me. None of the characters stood out or had interesting distinct qualities. I had a rough time connecting and sympathizing with them. The plot and world-building was quite confusing and could’ve used some more explanation. I couldn’t see where anything was going and was left thinking “what the heck just happened?”

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    It's been a while since I started reading Becstar by Joe Corallo, but I will be honest with you - I nearly did not finish this book. It's not that it's a bad book, it's just that sometimes comics come around that just don't do it for you and this was definitely one of them for me. So, what exactly happened? Becstar was somewhat of a mixed bag for me, thus why it has taken me song long to actually complete my review of this book. The premise and artwork in this book are promising, but the storyli It's been a while since I started reading Becstar by Joe Corallo, but I will be honest with you - I nearly did not finish this book. It's not that it's a bad book, it's just that sometimes comics come around that just don't do it for you and this was definitely one of them for me. So, what exactly happened? Becstar was somewhat of a mixed bag for me, thus why it has taken me song long to actually complete my review of this book. The premise and artwork in this book are promising, but the storyline somewhat falls flat at about halfway through. What starts out as a solid science fiction space opera turns almost into a farce with nearly every character bickering the entire time in lieu of a lot of actual character development. There is one easy way to immediately turn me off of a story, and bickering characters is quite possibly the fastest. I felt the same way with a critically acclaimed book called Nothing But Blackened Teeth, wherein the entire cast argued and fought the entire time - I hated it, but here it just made a promising book mediocre. flashbacks within, instead we trade badass mercenary Becstar for bumbling nigh unlikable Becstar that seems to be completely at odds with her reputation. The only thing keeping me from a total burial is the artwork which is awesome. It's an interesting style and uses an atypical color palette of rich pastels and bright colors. When most space operas opt for varying shades of brown, especially after the show Firefly and Battlestar Galactica made everyone feel that leather jackets were the official space uniform. Hats off to Joe Corallo for being different. While not wholly irredeemable, this comic was a letdown for me in many ways. The characters were not very likeable, the story meandered a lot, and overall, I felt like the ending was not all that great. I don't like doing negative reviews on here, but I promised to give an honest review, and here I am begrudgingly doing my best to meet that. This comic DOES have a great cast of strong female characters, and I'm sure it can find an audience with somebody, sadly it was not with me.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rhys

    *Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for a copy in exchange for an honest review* Becstar is star-hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light-years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest with the universe fate hangs, she has no choice but to join and regret it i *Thank you to Netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for a copy in exchange for an honest review* Becstar is star-hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light-years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest with the universe fate hangs, she has no choice but to join and regret it immediately. I was excited about this graphic novel. It, sadly, did not meet my excitement level. The plot was confusing, I had to keep flipping between pages to understand what was happening. It felt all over the place, and I feel like the story would have been done better if the plot was better planned out. The art style, however, was phenomenal. I absolutely love this artist's style of character drawings. This graphic novel just fell flat because the plot and worldbuilding were too jumbled for my liking, however, that does not mean someone else will like it!

  15. 5 out of 5

    kemi

    *Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC for an honest review* "Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately." Originally, it was the cover that drew me *Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with this ARC for an honest review* "Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately." Originally, it was the cover that drew me into reading this graphic novel and honestly, the illustrations did not disappoint. Fantastic art and character designs. However, this GN did fall short with the world-building leaving me disconnected from the plot. If there had been a bit more development I'm sure this would have been a 4 star + read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    NJ

    A wild hunt set in space! A special thank you to Netgalley and Diamond book distributors for giving me a digital arc in exchange for a honest review. Becstar is a former member of a mercenary group. Putting her past away, she spents most of her times gambling along with her friend Sally. But that past comes to hunt her when a mysterious girl appears with an urgent request and a former member of her mercenary group begun to hunt her. First of all, I love the idea of a wild goose chase on space but A wild hunt set in space! A special thank you to Netgalley and Diamond book distributors for giving me a digital arc in exchange for a honest review. Becstar is a former member of a mercenary group. Putting her past away, she spents most of her times gambling along with her friend Sally. But that past comes to hunt her when a mysterious girl appears with an urgent request and a former member of her mercenary group begun to hunt her. First of all, I love the idea of a wild goose chase on space but I never really get the full plot of the story. I often get confuse on certain situations like the plot is going nowhere. The characters were ok but on some point I don't really vibe with them. Love the art style of it though! Overall, I gave it a 3 star rating because of how confusing the plot of the story.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wayne McCoy

    'Becstar' by Joe Corallo with art by Lorenzo Colangeli is a graphic novel about a band of ex-mercenaries and the way their lives changed one day. Becstar is lucky, and there is a reason for that. She lives in secret, or so she thinks, until her past catches up with her. It turns out that her luck is caused by a relic she found and one of her old band of treasure hunters wants to reunite it with the others. I liked this interesting mix of a SF story with the fantasy twist of cursed artifacts. The a 'Becstar' by Joe Corallo with art by Lorenzo Colangeli is a graphic novel about a band of ex-mercenaries and the way their lives changed one day. Becstar is lucky, and there is a reason for that. She lives in secret, or so she thinks, until her past catches up with her. It turns out that her luck is caused by a relic she found and one of her old band of treasure hunters wants to reunite it with the others. I liked this interesting mix of a SF story with the fantasy twist of cursed artifacts. The art has an angular almost manga twist to it. I'm interesting to see where this story goes. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Mad Cave Studios, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Well, feel free to come here for Standard Genre Plot #1. Bad bloke wants the Dooflidonk of Something to add to his Thingummajig of Somewhere so that he is even badder; streetwise and vicious punky girl must keep the Dooflidonk away from the Gubbins of Pish-Tosh, or someone's going to get hurt. There's life on these pages, but the creators don't do nearly as much as needed with the thingy-things of this world, and by time the conclusion rushes at us in an under-developed manner you feel you've ha Well, feel free to come here for Standard Genre Plot #1. Bad bloke wants the Dooflidonk of Something to add to his Thingummajig of Somewhere so that he is even badder; streetwise and vicious punky girl must keep the Dooflidonk away from the Gubbins of Pish-Tosh, or someone's going to get hurt. There's life on these pages, but the creators don't do nearly as much as needed with the thingy-things of this world, and by time the conclusion rushes at us in an under-developed manner you feel you've had enough. It's not awful, but if like me you've seen enough lazy Big Bads sending killer androids out across the universe to be bad on their behalf, you may well think twice about shelling out for this. Two and a half stars.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Saphiremoonlight

    Thank to Netgaly I had the chance to read Becstar before it comes out and I like it. The drawing is not the style is like but I think it works really well with the story, the universe is for me a mixes between Star Wars, Voltron, She-Ra, and a little bit of Aurora Rising. I spend a great time reading it, the story was original, the characters were all different but match very well together and I did not expect that ending and that a good thing. I really love Becstar she thought and at the same ti Thank to Netgaly I had the chance to read Becstar before it comes out and I like it. The drawing is not the style is like but I think it works really well with the story, the universe is for me a mixes between Star Wars, Voltron, She-Ra, and a little bit of Aurora Rising. I spend a great time reading it, the story was original, the characters were all different but match very well together and I did not expect that ending and that a good thing. I really love Becstar she thought and at the same time caring for the people it's the perfect combination for a hero. I really like Becstar to get a second comic, I need to know what happens to some characters and I need to need more about the artifact.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Akriti Purbey

    Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately. The storyline isn't very intere Becstar is a star hopping mercenary-gone-full time-gambler light years away from Earth. Leaving her old life behind with the help of her magical luck dagger and her fan-turned-regret filled-friend Sally Soolin, Becstar ekes out a living under the nefarious Shadow Syndicate's radar. But when a mysterious girl appears with grim news and an urgent quest where the fate of the universe hangs in the balance, Becstar has no choice but to join... and regret it immediately. The storyline isn't very interesting. There is a mix up of the past and the present which was shown well. The art style was cool. The colour palette was very interesting. Other than that I couldn't find anything else to appreciate. The plot was okay. The characters were kinda flat. Overall, an okay graphic novel.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

    3.5 stars! thanks in advance to netgalley for early access to this! Becstar is an action-packed graphic novel/comic that is perfect for those looking for a little slice of a simple sci-fi world & a beautiful set of illustrations. Although the story wasn't too in depth, it was entertaining from the beginning and never got too complicated. Its straight forward plot, led to a clear conclusion. I wish it was a bit more complex in the end and had a bit more nuance to it--towards the last couple pages i 3.5 stars! thanks in advance to netgalley for early access to this! Becstar is an action-packed graphic novel/comic that is perfect for those looking for a little slice of a simple sci-fi world & a beautiful set of illustrations. Although the story wasn't too in depth, it was entertaining from the beginning and never got too complicated. Its straight forward plot, led to a clear conclusion. I wish it was a bit more complex in the end and had a bit more nuance to it--towards the last couple pages it felt as if it had sped up too much, but other than that it was an easy read, that takes you into a new world for a bit of time! I would love to see more of Becstar's adventures, as well as an expansion onto this story's ending!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Eshwarya Andy

    I think everyone would agree that the artwork in this graphic novel was MARVELOUS; it never fell short. It was truly a feast for the eyes. The story itself didn't fully meet my expectations, however. The beginning felt like it had continued from a previous volume (perhaps that's what we need?) and there wasn't much backstory to Paprika, which was disappointing. Becstar and Sally's relationship was lovely but even the brief glimpse into how they'd met felt abrupt. The ending was anti-climactic too I think everyone would agree that the artwork in this graphic novel was MARVELOUS; it never fell short. It was truly a feast for the eyes. The story itself didn't fully meet my expectations, however. The beginning felt like it had continued from a previous volume (perhaps that's what we need?) and there wasn't much backstory to Paprika, which was disappointing. Becstar and Sally's relationship was lovely but even the brief glimpse into how they'd met felt abrupt. The ending was anti-climactic too. Overall, I feel like this novel had a ton of potential which it didn't live up to. Will always be in awe of the artwork though, truly exquisite.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Critter

    The artwork in this one is stunning. It is is the best part of this book. The visuals are fantastic, but are unfortunately the only thing that captured me about this book. I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the second book, but this is somehow the first book. The characters felt like they were developed in previous books and the world building felt the same way. I felt that I was missing large chunks of this story to make this world and the characters make sense. Unfortunately this one The artwork in this one is stunning. It is is the best part of this book. The visuals are fantastic, but are unfortunately the only thing that captured me about this book. I felt like I was dropped into the middle of the second book, but this is somehow the first book. The characters felt like they were developed in previous books and the world building felt the same way. I felt that I was missing large chunks of this story to make this world and the characters make sense. Unfortunately this one didn't work for me and I would have loved to know more about he world and the characters that inhabit it. I would like to thank Diamond Books for providing me with a copy.

  24. 4 out of 5

    I'm From Here

    Becstar is a space romp. It's action-packed from the beginning and full of jeopardy throughout. There are rods with amazing powers which the evil Mordeci wants to get his hands on (he has one already). Paprika needs to find Becstar to give her a rod so that together they can find Anyssa (another rod custodian). Although it starts a little shakily; the plot becomes clear quickly and evolves into a chase through the galaxy. The characters have little depth but their backstory makes up for that. Th Becstar is a space romp. It's action-packed from the beginning and full of jeopardy throughout. There are rods with amazing powers which the evil Mordeci wants to get his hands on (he has one already). Paprika needs to find Becstar to give her a rod so that together they can find Anyssa (another rod custodian). Although it starts a little shakily; the plot becomes clear quickly and evolves into a chase through the galaxy. The characters have little depth but their backstory makes up for that. The writing is snappy and brings the characters to life, especially Sally, and the artwork is colourful and dynamic.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Allie // Kitasai

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this as an e-arc in exchange for an honest review Unfortunately this one let me down, it majorly lacked world building and character building. Because of that I didn't fully get into this, I never felt like I got to know the characters and understand their motives. In saying that, it has some really great female lead representation - I always love the idea of a female lead team / gang. The art style in this was very unique and was definitely my Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this as an e-arc in exchange for an honest review Unfortunately this one let me down, it majorly lacked world building and character building. Because of that I didn't fully get into this, I never felt like I got to know the characters and understand their motives. In saying that, it has some really great female lead representation - I always love the idea of a female lead team / gang. The art style in this was very unique and was definitely my favourite part, but it didn't save the story in the end. 2/5 for me.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Parker ♡

    2.5/5 ⭐️ Becstar has good art and unique character designs, however, I wasn’t able to be fully engrossed into the story and I felt a lack of world-building in the sci-fi setting. This held me back from really immersing myself into the plot and characters. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to connect with the main character or supporting cast. The quality of the comic is not poor, so I think another reader may really enjoy this.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Rodriguez

    Okay, so my only complaint on this has to be how fast it's going. I mean the story isn't bad, but it just jumped right into the story and I didn't really get it but after reading obviously understood it more as that comes with everything. The art is stunning, like really good and very different to waht I'm used to, and i'm liking it a lot. The plot is good too, i like it. I honestly really like stories like these, so I don't really have a complaint on it. Okay, so my only complaint on this has to be how fast it's going. I mean the story isn't bad, but it just jumped right into the story and I didn't really get it but after reading obviously understood it more as that comes with everything. The art is stunning, like really good and very different to waht I'm used to, and i'm liking it a lot. The plot is good too, i like it. I honestly really like stories like these, so I don't really have a complaint on it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mar

    3 stars Although I did like the style and design of the novel, I feel i need more world building to truly fall in love and understand the story. It's not a bad novella at all because graphics are gorgeous but a better world development would have been great. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review. 3 stars Although I did like the style and design of the novel, I feel i need more world building to truly fall in love and understand the story. It's not a bad novella at all because graphics are gorgeous but a better world development would have been great. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    *I was provided with an ARC of all 4 volumes by NetGalley The story was very confusing and I found myself constantly having to flip back and forth because I felt like I was missing something only to find out I hadn't missed anything, there was just not enough info in this story. The art was okay. I preferred the art on the cover but the interior art was more cartoonish. *I was provided with an ARC of all 4 volumes by NetGalley The story was very confusing and I found myself constantly having to flip back and forth because I felt like I was missing something only to find out I hadn't missed anything, there was just not enough info in this story. The art was okay. I preferred the art on the cover but the interior art was more cartoonish.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Oliwier

    Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC. I liked the art, you can tell that the artist really spend a lot of time on it, and the way past events are drawn is really good. I was excited to dive in and discover this world, however I was disappointed : I would have liked more world building, context, and character developpment. I found the plot to be confusing at some points.

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