Title: Black Canary: Ignite
Author: Meg Cabot, Cara McGee
Genre: Young Adult, Graphic Novel
Publisher: DC Zoom
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Meg Cabot’s first graphic novel!
Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she’s going. First, she’ll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she’ll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock star group of friends may even save the world, but first they’ll need to agree on a band name.
When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah’s goals and threatens her friends and family, she’ll learn more about herself, her mother’s secret past, and navigating the various power chords of life.
I love that this is Meg Cabot’s first graphic novel! I love her writing, and I could really hear her voice in this story.
Dinah is a unique character. She has superpowers, which are kind of hard to figure out. She has a powerful voice that can break things, like glass. I loved the part where her parents are told she might have superpowers, and they are glad to hear it. Usually, parents are called in to speak to the principal because of a behavioural problem, but Dinah’s parents were excited that she had superpowers.
This book felt like an introduction to the character. I think Dinah’s story could have been longer. Her parents and friends played a very minor role in the story, which could be expanded into more stories. I don’t think this book is part of a series, but it should be. I wish there was going to be more to the story because I would love to read more.
I really enjoyed this new graphic novel!
What to read next:
Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh
Have you read Black Canary: Ignite? What did you think of it?