There’s a thin line between love and robots. Come to think, “Love and Robots” would’ve been a better choice for a title then “Nothing can possibly go wrong“,but that’ll be the only negative thing you’ll see me type about this solid graphic.
NCPGW is a fun story, and a great read for all ages! It does a tremendous job of keeping itself relevant, meaning it never tries to push the limits just because it’s a comic book. It’s story is more like manga in it’s approach. Non-lengthy dialogue and amazing art. When done right, the two, despite how lazy it may seem to some, is artistry when time and consideration is given to character development and that’s what freshmen writer Prudence Shen and writer/illustrator Faith Erin Hicks have done with NCPGW.
You wouldn’t expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie’s the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely — until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders, and the cheerleaders retaliate by making Charlie their figure-head in the ugliest class election campaign the school as ever seen. At stake? Student group funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms — but not both.
Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not! Nothing can possibly go wrong.
I’ve never read a graphic novel that’s was this solid! This is the kind of writing that frustrates writers who are trying to find their voice…like me. There wasn’t anything cheesy about the story and for someone who reads a lot of cheese, that was an unexpected treat. Each person’s back story was just enough to nudge it along without it getting too bogged down and each character was drawn with an uncanny level of honesty. The dialogue felt natural and the pace was outstanding and the perfect length for a quick, fun and sometimes deep graphic. Bringing the world of Robot Arena’s to life through art and dialogue, could not have been easy, but these two made it work. The tension created during the competition was genius! The panels on each page breathed with controlled precision and in the end, the battle scenes were executed with effortless grace!