First Pages: Zita the Spacegirl
Thoughts on the first lines of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke: It didn't feel right to do a first pages series without including at least one graphic novel. If I had done daily posts as I hoped to this month, then you'd see a lot more graphic novels too. I chose Zita because she was my introduction into graphic novels. Hatke starts off with a big hole in the ground. Literally. And it's wonderful because we have NO idea why there's this hole.
In general, graphic novels have an advantage in first lines because there's more going on visually as well. But, if we look at just the text, I'm also pulled to continue reading because I want to know what's in Joseph's notebook and if it is important. And we can tell from their dialogue that there's something else going on right away.
Hatke acheives page-turning status immediately.
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What is the first graphic novel you ever read? (You haven't read any? Try Zita.) What is your favorite graphic novel? Let me know in the comments.