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The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands. It was supposed to be the perfect end to the school year, a beautiful start to summer, but it turned into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they're expected to get back The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands. It was supposed to be the perfect end to the school year, a beautiful start to summer, but it turned into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they're expected to get back to their studies, but nothing will ever be the same. Especially for six of them whose newly acquired superpowers won't be enough to restore balance to their world. Now the choice is in their hands. Will they fight for order...or surrender to chaos?


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The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands. It was supposed to be the perfect end to the school year, a beautiful start to summer, but it turned into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they're expected to get back The lives of six teenagers are changed forever when tragic chaos ensues in their high school. Now the power to restore order is literally in their hands. It was supposed to be the perfect end to the school year, a beautiful start to summer, but it turned into a nightmare for the kids of Phoenix Academy High School. Now, only a few months later, they're expected to get back to their studies, but nothing will ever be the same. Especially for six of them whose newly acquired superpowers won't be enough to restore balance to their world. Now the choice is in their hands. Will they fight for order...or surrender to chaos?

30 review for Ignited Vol.1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    Mark Waid certainly doesn't shy away from controversy as he launches a new shared universe. Six teenagers gain superpowers triggered by their fear during a school shooting. The story revolves around the high school dealing with aftermath of the shooting as school starts up again. Tensions are high as there's talk of arming teachers and armed parents are marching on school grounds. There are a LOT of trigger warnings (That is not meant to be a joke.) as Waid takes on this troubled issue that Amer Mark Waid certainly doesn't shy away from controversy as he launches a new shared universe. Six teenagers gain superpowers triggered by their fear during a school shooting. The story revolves around the high school dealing with aftermath of the shooting as school starts up again. Tensions are high as there's talk of arming teachers and armed parents are marching on school grounds. There are a LOT of trigger warnings (That is not meant to be a joke.) as Waid takes on this troubled issue that American society itself still is trying to find answers to.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    Yet another superhero universe gets launched, this one by Humanoids Publishing, which I think means all the artists will be European? This teen superhero group, the Ignited, have their powers "ignited" by the stress of a mass shooting at their high school in Phoenix, Arizona. As false-flag conspiracy theories, plans to arm teachers, and an impending second amendment rally riddled with Neo-Nazis swirl around them, the student survivors realize their powers may enable them to fight back, control t Yet another superhero universe gets launched, this one by Humanoids Publishing, which I think means all the artists will be European? This teen superhero group, the Ignited, have their powers "ignited" by the stress of a mass shooting at their high school in Phoenix, Arizona. As false-flag conspiracy theories, plans to arm teachers, and an impending second amendment rally riddled with Neo-Nazis swirl around them, the student survivors realize their powers may enable them to fight back, control the narrative, and change the world. Grown-ups just consider them antifa terrorists. Messages from survivors of real school shootings are included in the back of the book as a sort of endorsement, but I wonder about whether tackling school shootings in this manner is bold or crosses the line of good taste. But there is a long history of comic book heroes coming out of real conflicts, wars, and tragedies, so this isn't without precedent. Unfortunately, the script and art are much too bland to really do much justice to the timely subject matter. And, ridiculously, to show how cool they are, all the superhero codenames begin with "@": @viral, @wave, @mashup, @paperdoll, @terror. That's pretty @dumb. Anyhow, I might give a second volume a look, but I won't be actively seeking it out. For those that care: there is much swearing, with an f-word here and an s-word there, here an ass there a hole, everywhere a motherf-uh-oh. Old Mark Waid has gone to town, oh my, oh my soul.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    Take six kids who survived a school shooting. Give them superpowers. What do you think would happen? They are high schoolers! They manage to screw things up because they have no plan, they just react. This time. But maybe not so the next time. Because they can learn. And pressure is a great teacher. Maybe the next volume will provide a bit more about the "grief counselor" and what part she has in the Phoenix Academy conspiracy.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elia

    This is pretty much just a take on the X-Men, really. A bunch of teenagers who survive an Arizona school shooting suddenly find themselves with superpowers and trying to stop everyone they know from being reactionary asshats and taking things WAY too far in an effort to "keep them safe." It's pretty political - it kind of hits you over the head with "guns are bad, guns in schools are even worse" and puts pretty much every adult in a REALLY terrible light, so it's pretty heavy-handed on the preac This is pretty much just a take on the X-Men, really. A bunch of teenagers who survive an Arizona school shooting suddenly find themselves with superpowers and trying to stop everyone they know from being reactionary asshats and taking things WAY too far in an effort to "keep them safe." It's pretty political - it kind of hits you over the head with "guns are bad, guns in schools are even worse" and puts pretty much every adult in a REALLY terrible light, so it's pretty heavy-handed on the preachiness level. Maybe other issues will do more to flesh out the characters? So far they are pretty bland.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Maïla Led

    Un nouvel univers de super-héros proposé sous forme de comics, voilà de quoi me donner envie d'embarquer dans l'aventure ! On entre dans le monde d'Ignited, où nous allons suivre six lycéens qui, quelques temps après une tuerie survenue dans leur établissement scolaire, révèlent de nouvelles aptitudes. Seulement, comment appréhender ces nouveaux pouvoirs qui apparaissent soudainement ? Pourquoi eux ? Et surtout qu'en faire ? C'est tout le cheminement que vont suivre les personnages le long de c Un nouvel univers de super-héros proposé sous forme de comics, voilà de quoi me donner envie d'embarquer dans l'aventure ! On entre dans le monde d'Ignited, où nous allons suivre six lycéens qui, quelques temps après une tuerie survenue dans leur établissement scolaire, révèlent de nouvelles aptitudes. Seulement, comment appréhender ces nouveaux pouvoirs qui apparaissent soudainement ? Pourquoi eux ? Et surtout qu'en faire ? C'est tout le cheminement que vont suivre les personnages le long de ce tome. On va apprendre à leurs côtés à découvrir leurs nouveaux pouvoirs, ce dont ils sont capables, apprendre à les connaître tout comme eux entre eux, à s'entraider face à quelque chose dont ils ne savent rien mais aussi savoir quoi en faire. Les garder pour soi ? Faire valoir ses idées ? Combattre pour les valeurs que l'on défend ? Quelle est la limite à ne pas dépasser ? On sent véritablement un travail que font ces jeunes, sur leur nouveau statut de surhumains, et c'est intéressant de voir comment ils perçoivent leurs responsabilités face à eux, comment ils les appréhendent. Les personnages sont plutôt attachants, et on a envie de savoir quelle sera la dynamique de leur groupe. Une des jeunes filles restent à l'écart pour l'instant et nous offre bien des mystères, tandis que les autres apprennent à se connaître. On a également envie d'en savoir plus sur leurs pouvoirs, et je trouve que les scénaristes ont proposé des idées originales concernant cet aspect. On retrouve ainsi un personnage qui peut transformer les choses en origamis vivants et se fondre dans les murs tels un graffiti, un autre qui peut guérir mais aussi transmettre des maladies, ou encore un autre qui semble influencer les sentiments des autres. Cela a été vraiment un plaisir de découvrir ce genre de pouvoirs. L'histoire est un peu lente, il faut l'avouer, mais cela est dépendant du fait que nous faisons face à un premier tome, donc un tome où nous sont présentés les personnages. Et c'est exactement un des buts de ce tome, c'est justement de nous introduire les différents protagonistes que nous suivrons par la suite, mais aussi l'un des thèmes centraux, et ce de manière prenante. Concernant l'un des thèmes centraux, en dehors des pouvoirs et ce que cela implique, tout tourne autour de la question de l'autorisation du port d'arme, présent aux États-Unis. Les auteurs ont choisis ce sujet, notamment du fait des tueries de masse, événements malheureusement récurrents dans ce pays. On a ainsi une opposition entre ceux contre et ceux pour, même si on comprend quel est le point de vue des auteurs puisqu'il faut avouer que pour l'instant, c'est traité de manière un peu manichéenne. Certains passages concernant les personnages et leur rapport au port d'armes sont un peu brouillons, néanmoins, je trouve que c'est un bon point d'aborder ce sujet qui a tendance à diviser. Pour conclure, une histoire sympathique avec de bons points qui donnent envie de connaître la suite. Un thème intéressant et des pouvoirs originaux donnent le ton de l'univers malgré un tome un peu lent du fait de l'étape obligatoire de l'introduction du contexte et des personnages. Une série que je vais au moins suivre pour quelques tomes afin d'en savoir un peu plus. Note de 3,5/5 sur le blog

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carro Herdegen

    Language: R (50 swears, 19 “f,” 1 “c”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG13 (school shooting and action sequences) The first day of school is never great, but this first day of school is making the news because it’s also the first day of its reopening after a school shooting in May. Anouk just wants it to be a normal day to prove that normal is still possible, but that’s thrown out the window when an anonymous group pushes back against the unreasonable precautions the school administration is taki Language: R (50 swears, 19 “f,” 1 “c”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG13 (school shooting and action sequences) The first day of school is never great, but this first day of school is making the news because it’s also the first day of its reopening after a school shooting in May. Anouk just wants it to be a normal day to prove that normal is still possible, but that’s thrown out the window when an anonymous group pushes back against the unreasonable precautions the school administration is taking. As these students discover the odd similarities between their experiences with the shooting, they have to decide what they’re going to do with the new challenges arising. The story was interesting, though the cause of the students’ powers is still ambiguous enough to be confusing. I wasn’t bored as I read, but I also don’t feel very compelled to find the following volumes to discover the answers to multiple unresolved questions. Overall, it was a good read with good illustrations, I just didn’t find it to be great. Reviewed for https://kissthebook.blogspot.com/

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    It's the start of a new school year. Unfortunately, for the teens in Ignited that means returning not only to school, but the place where tragedy in the form of a school shooting happened. While most students struggle with facing the lost of friends, others struggle with finding they have become ignited by the shooting and in doing so have gained superpowers. With the argument that teachers should be armed as well it is not a normal start to the school year. The ignited teens must decide which s It's the start of a new school year. Unfortunately, for the teens in Ignited that means returning not only to school, but the place where tragedy in the form of a school shooting happened. While most students struggle with facing the lost of friends, others struggle with finding they have become ignited by the shooting and in doing so have gained superpowers. With the argument that teachers should be armed as well it is not a normal start to the school year. The ignited teens must decide which side of the argument they are on and what they are going to do about it. This graphic novel is very prevalent to today's society and tackles a very hot topic. This is not your typical graphic novel despite it having characters with super powers. This is definitely a book for older teens due to the sensitive nature and the language which the characters use. With that being said, I can appreciate how this book can continue to spark and encourage discussions about the epidemic that is affecting our country.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jenn Marshall

    Trigger warning: School shooting During a school shooting several kids see a purple light and gain super human abilities. They decide to use those abilities to protect the school when the local government is deciding to arm teachers. This was a hard book for me to read. The reactions of the students and teachers hit a little too close to home for me. It broke my heart reading the book and at the same time infuriated me. I wanted to yell at the people who believed more guns were the answer. Overall Trigger warning: School shooting During a school shooting several kids see a purple light and gain super human abilities. They decide to use those abilities to protect the school when the local government is deciding to arm teachers. This was a hard book for me to read. The reactions of the students and teachers hit a little too close to home for me. It broke my heart reading the book and at the same time infuriated me. I wanted to yell at the people who believed more guns were the answer. Overall it was a good book that showed how far people go to protect themselves and those they care about.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Val

    Simultaneously trying too hard while also hitting some cool notes. I'll read the next volume if I come across it, or recommend it to folks wanting something fictional about gun violence, but probably won't seek out more on my own. Really not a fan of the art style, either.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jacob

    Public library copy. Borrowed this book based on Waid's name, but there appears to be little of his style on this boring, preachy book. If new Humanoids titles are like this then I'm going to be disappointed by what to expect.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Warner

    Received from Goodreads, not something I normally read. It was ok.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Roberts

    This was not my favorite. I am impressed that Waid took such a tough setting for this book. Just not my fav

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lora

    Creative. Timely. Great art.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    A new launch of superpowered people, this time connected to a school shooting and coming to a head over whether or not to arm teachers. Okay, but a little confusing and not my favorite art style.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  16. 4 out of 5

    Deirdre Routt

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amy

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cineemotionart

  19. 4 out of 5

    William Gatevackes

  20. 5 out of 5

    Preston gingerich

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rex Balboa

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jim Black

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  24. 5 out of 5

    Richelle

  25. 4 out of 5

    Teresa Howard

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kurt

  27. 4 out of 5

    Frank

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Anderson

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lee

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