Cowboy Bebop: Supernova Swing (Graphic Novel)
by Dan Watters
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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 15 Nov 2022
Titan Books, Titan Comics
THIS IS THE FIRST EVER US COMIC ADAPTING THE FRANCHISE!
In 2071, a crew of bounty hunters, known as Cowboys, travel the solar system in search of outlaws on their reliable ship, Bebop.
Spike has a past full of violence he can never escape. Jet was a cop who lost faith in the system. Faye is a renegade who trusts nobody. Together they hunt for bounty and adventure, all the while searching for the one thing that connects them all – somewhere they belong.
In this jam-packed tale of hijinks and mayhem, the crew are on the hunt for a bounty called Melville, an ex-syndicate member who possesses a vest which grants the user unlimited luck! A prize as deadly as it is dazzling – how can they resist?
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Average rating from 37 members
Thank you to NetGalley, Titan Books, Titan Comics, Dan Watters, and Lamar Mathurin for the opportunity to read this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review.
This adaptation is a stand-alone side story to accompany the live-action Netflix series, Cowboy Bebop.
I really enjoyed this story. It was wholesome and really had the Bebop feel to it. Spike, Faye, and Jet seek the bounty of Melville, as it's more than enough money to supply their needs for quite some time. When a casino heist goes awry, they seek clues to finding Melville. Their lead takes them to a planet deemed "uninhabitable" due to its high nitrous-oxide levels (basically everyone is in a good mood and acts drunk).
They seek a "lucky vest" along with Melville and find a great clue. They are only asked for ramen in exchange! Of course there are many other cowboys out there seeking Melville's bounty...and the quantum vest that bestows luck upon the wearer!
There are perfect moments of humor here and there to break the tension of this rather serious side story. It is action-packed, target-focused, well-rounded, and quite an interesting tale. I'll even go so far as to admit the end made me tear up a bit with its powerful pathos. A great addition to the Bebop universe!
I will preface by saying I've never read the manga based off the anime but I did watch the anime. I thought this was a super enjoyable read and made me want to go back and rewatch the series. It had all the heart I loved to begin with and the art is great. Thanks so much to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for my honest review!