Wednesday, September 9, 2015

~*★Review★*~ Saved By The Bell by Joelle Sellner

Title: Saved By The Bell
Author: Joelle Sellner
Artists: Chynna Clugston Flores, Tim Fish
Publication Date: July 1, 2015


Synopsis

I'm so excited, I'm SO... Ready for new Saved by the Bell! Zack, Kelly, Jessie, Lisa, Slater, and Screech are all getting sent back to Freshman year in all-new comic book adventures at good ol' Bayside High! Mid-terms, hangin' at The Max, getting that first date, escaping Mr. Belding's detention hall... Experience all the ups and downs of high school in the year 2014 with some old familiar friends. Need a reason to break out those acid washed jeans? Missing your old scrunchie? It's alright, 'cause we're back with the Bell!

Title: Saved By The Bell
Author: Joelle Sellner
Genre: Comic, Graphic Novel, Television Adaption, Humor

Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa

Imagine my surprise when I log into NetGalley and this is one of the first books that showed up for me.

A television show that shaped a lot of my teenage existence, with characters that even years after the show went off the air, are still some of my favorites.

Needless to say, I didn’t waste time requesting a copy of this and now that I’m done, I’m definitely not disappointed.

Zack, Kelly, Lisa, Screech, Slater and Jessie—even Belding. They’re all along for the ride and what a fun ride it was.

This book is broken down into 4 parts. 4 individual stories that follow the original characters from the show, but with the twist of having it taking place in current timeline. The things of the past (minus a nice little reference) replaced with the way the world has turned and changed since the show. It was a great way to breathe new life into something that once upon a time meant a lot to people.

This was a very quick read, but an enjoyable one because it felt as though I’d gone back in time without actually having to go back in time. The characters acting much the way they did on the show and even giving me quite a few laughs along the way.

The artwork while different, still keeping true to the characters and bringing them to life even more vibrantly than the stories themselves.

I would definitely recommend this graphic novel to anyone who was a fan of the show when it was on the air, or anyone who just enjoys comics and graphic novels period. I think you’ll enjoy it.

My thanks to NetGalley and all others involved in giving me the chance to take this walk down memory lane (but in real time).

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