Graphic Novel Review: Cosmoknights, Vol. 1


Hello Booksters,

Are you ready for a great pride month? I sure am! Let’s get the festivities started with my first LGBT read for pride, Cosmoknights, Vol. 1 by Hannah Templer.

If you’ve been following my blog, then you know I’m crazy for anything scifi. When I read the blurb and saw the cover for this graphic novel, I just had to try it out! Lucky for me, it was available at my library, so I swooped this baby up and got to reading.

How did this LGBT space adventure go? On to the review, space cadets!



For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game.

Pan’s life used to be very small. Work in her dad’s body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn’t even matter that Tara was a princess… until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world… and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down.



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The Review

Holy frijoles, this graphic novel was everything!

So basically this story is set in a universe where knights get into mechanical suits and fight against each other to win the hand of a planet’s princess. A girl named Pan saves her princess friend Tara from this patriarchal system but loses her in the process. Years later she stumbles upon a group of women fighting the system and dedicates herself to the cause, yearning for a life that isn’t dominated by the choices of men.

I loved every minute of this read!

The art was absolutely gorgeous and really drew me in. The universe for this story was interesting and had layers, and I had a hard time not blazing through this because I wanted to know everything. I also loved the anti-patriarchy message throughout. The viewpoint just really worked.

Pan was an easy character to cheerlead for from the sidelines. She’s a hardworking girl in a cruel system, and people often underestimate how clever and intelligent she is. Boy are they in for a surprise! I also really loved the characters Bee and Cass. They had depth, personality and a backstory that justified their actions.

No story is complete without a good plot, and this novel didn’t disappoint for one second. The pacing had perfect ebbs and flows, and in general it was fast-paced, which is something I love. There was plenty of mystery, action, and adventure throughout, and I can’t see what happens in the next volume!

If you’re looking for a riveting scifi graphic novel, look no further!


That’s A Wrap!

Well that’s it for this book review. I hope you enjoyed it!

Have you read this book? Are there other similar books you’ve read that you simply have to gush about? Feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to start a conversation!

Have a great day!


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