The Backstagers #1 (James Tynion IV & Rian Sygh)

James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, The Woods) teams up with artist Rian Sygh (Munchkin, Stolen Forest) for an incredible yet earnest story about finding a place to fit in when you’re kinda an outcast.

When Jory transfers to the private, all-boys school St. Genesius, he figures joining the stage crew would involve a lot of just fetching props and getting splinters. To his pleasant surprise, he discovers there’s a door backstage that leads to different worlds, and all of the stagehands know about it! All the world’s a stage…but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic!


This review will be super super short, because the book is only 25 pages long. Eheh

This is the first comic in a series, so it’s really just an introduction to the characters and the overall idea of the story. And first of all, I LOVED the illustrations! LOVED THEM! The graphics are so well done and colorful, and it just gives live to this comic, you know?

Then the story is mostly about a boy finding a place where he belongs, and that is with the Backstagers. The group of boys he finds is super diverse, and really supportive of one another, and I loved them instantly.

I would love to continue with this comic, because it’s just so adorable!!! ūüėÄ

If you love comics and diversity, give this series a chance.

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