Bad Island

Bad Island

Book - 2011
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Lyle, Karen, Janie, and Reese must find a way off an island while they dodge strange and dangerous things on the island.
Publisher: New York : Graphix, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545314800
Branch Call Number: ygn TENNAPEL 2011
Characteristics: 218 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Badisland


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Shipwreck survivors Lyle, Karen, Janie, and Reese must find their way off a creepy mysterious island.

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SCL_Justin Aug 16, 2017

Doug TenNappel’s Bad Island is a comic about a family of four who go out on a sailboat vacation and end up shipwrecked on an island filled with strange creatures. It’s also about an intergalactic being who went to war despite its parent’s wishes. The comic has lots of good family banter (everyone is funny and trying to make the best of a bad situation) and excellent splash pages of people running from rock monsters or whatever. I love TenNapel’s drawing style. The intergalactic being story was a little bit confusing with its early lack of context, but it all works out.

Jul 07, 2016

It had little scarypicture.
but it was fun advanture

Apr 02, 2016

Graphic novel; G5+

Jul 27, 2015

This book was a little weird, there wasn't as much speech as I would like but it was still pretty good. You don't totally understand until the end what is actually happening.

ruipingzhang Jul 16, 2015

This is the most awesome book ever. Doug TenNaple is awesome

Jul 09, 2014

awsome book

Sep 26, 2013

This was an interesting comic, had some funny moments too. The story had a nice flow to it.

JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

Does a regular family getting stranded on a strange island--so strange that none of the plants have the normal structure under the surface, all of the animals are unrecognizable and dangerous, and someone strange is stalking them--change their interaction dynamics? Nope, the mom and dad still squabble about how to do things, treat their teen son like he's lazy, and put up with their whiny younger daughter and her (now dead) pet snake. They'd better figure out how to more effectively get along pretty quickly, because the more they learn about the island, the more dangerous things get.

kosmo008 Jul 25, 2012

it is a great book, it is very addictive and intresting

jetsguy Jul 25, 2012

it's a great book

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Apr 26, 2015

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Okay. Here comes the tough part of the review. The part where I try to summarize the plot. Bear with me now. Two planets. Two rebellious sons. In a distant universe a battle wages. Giant creatures have secured the freedom of a relatively tiny species that they allow to live on their very skin. The giants rely on these people to operate their battle armor and other internal mechanics, which is a good thing since the tiny people’s previous hosts have returned to reclaim their slaves. The son of the king of the giants is determined to fight as well, but his efforts lead only to his capture at the hands of the enemy and banishment to a far away world. Meanwhile, centuries later here on earth, teenaged Reese is trying desperately to figure out how to get out of the lame family vacation his dad has planned. No one seems thrilled to be taking a boat ride, not Reese or his mom or his snake-obsessed little sister Janie. And that’s before the family gets caught up in a freak storm and shipwrecks on a strange deserted island. There they find creatures the like of which they’ve never seen, a strange artifact that appears to be leading them somewhere, and a malevolent presence that wants something that they have and is willing to do anything it can to get it back.


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