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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Chosen (graphic novel) by Mark Millar and Peter Gross
An interesting read with a twist at the end
Published 2005 by Dark Horse
I will not include any spoilers here - suffice it to say that a 12 year old starts to exhibit powers that Jesus once exhibited - healings, etc. The artwork highlights the drabness and ordinary, humble origins of this boy and hints that others have been waiting for these powers to surface.
The ending has a good plot twist - good enough that I read it 3 times to make sure I got it right.
The end of this edition has a "DVD extras" discussion between author and artist full of the little clues they had put in along the way and their motivations for making this graphic novel. It's a welcome addition.
Good work on this one. I give it 5 stars out of 5 and it can be found on Amazon.com here: Chosen by Mark Millar and Peter Gross.
Reviewed on March 16, 2007.