Editor’s note: It’s been two years since my son, Callum, has posted a review on this site, but in this time of self-isolation and cancelled, we decided it was a great time to do some writing. Feedback and comments are welcome.
Hex Vet: The Flying Surgery original graphic novel
Writer/Artist/Cover artist: Sam Davies
Editor: Bryce Carlson
Publisher: Boom! Studios/Kaboom imprint
Price: $9.99 US/$11.99 CAN
I think that this book is a nice mix of magic and veterinary medicine. The story elements go together very nicely. I also think I will read it again because it is so original; it’s almost like a whole new genre! If it were in the real world, it would be pretty cool. I like to think of it as an explosion of themes. And I liked how the characters said things; it was pretty good too.
Clarion and Nan go to the monthly flying clinic as part of their training to be magical veterinarians. Clarion is also going because Nurse Ariel (who is the assistant of Dr. Talon) told her grandpa he was too old to help. On her way, Clarion sees a man who is crying for unknown reasons. The local wildlife warlock, Glenn Railion, finds a flying pig and gives it to Dr. Talon, Ariel and the trainees. It takes a while but they find out that the owner of the flying pig was the man from earlier, and then give it back to him.
The colors in this book are vibrant but not too overwhelming, but there are some shapes that are kind of weird. I did like how some of the characters’ hair colour were different than most. I think this graphic novel has tons of great and original art.
The story is pretty good, but it has a few too many things going on. There are so many people and places to remember, so I recommend it to people who can remember all of the storyline. 6/10