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Legend of the Mantamaji: Book 1

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Superhero graphic novel has African mojo, lacks clarity.

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THE LEGEND OF THE MANTAMAJI: BOOK 1 presents an intriguing take on the superhero tale, delivering an ethnically diverse cast and a lead character with African roots. But the storytelling is muddled both in the writing and the illustration. Talky, static conversations are followed by battle sequences in which it's difficult to follow the action. A little more clarity would help determine whether this is a three-volume journey that many comics fans will want to take.

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