Watch the Book of the Nerd Review of Wires and Nerves Volume 1 and 2 or read the review below the video.
Writer: Marissa Meyer Artists: Doug Holgate and Stephen Gilpin
When I discovered that Marissa Meyer had released two graphics in the Lunar Chronicles world, I had to buy them. I really enjoyed reading the Lunar Chronicles series. It is on my list of favorites. It was a neat twist of the fairy tales into a cyberpunk future. Not only is it a futuristic twist to some of our beloved fairy tales, but to me, it feels like a blending of Sailor Moon and Blade Runner.
Volumes 1 and 2 focus on the character Iko, an android that has been Cinder’s best friend and right hand throughout the Lunar Chronicles. In these graphics, we get to see her story and how the rest of the characters, Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Thorn, Wolf, and Kai, are doing. Wires and Nerve’s volume 1 and 2 was a great way to wrap up the series.
Cinder is trying to acclimate to being the queen of Luna. Rogue mutated soldiers are still roaming and attacking the citizens of Earth. Iko is sent to Earth to handle the situation. She is a quirky character that quickly finds her way into your heart. Her desire to be human and her funny wit are just two reasons why you will fall in love with her character. The story takes us on Iko’s quest to protect Cinder, and along the way, she discovers more about her past. Kinney, a guard we were introduced to toward the end of Lunar Chronicles, gets to shine in Wires and Nerve. We get to see his character develop and grow alongside Iko. It was fun to read about all the characters from Lunar Chronicles and see what they have been doing since Winter. One of my favorite things in these graphics was to read how strong the friendships between these characters are. They had been separated for a while trying to settle into their new lives, but when trouble threatens one of them, they are rush to aide each other. In Lunar chronicles, we got to see how these characters develop and in Wires and Nerve, we get to see these wonderful people continue to be the heroes they are.
Marissa Meyer did a great job of writing this graphic. It is hard to go from writing novels to a comic. I know from experience. The constraints you have when writing a script compared to a novel is hard to adjust to. It is a whole different mindset you have to go into when creating a comic compared to a novel. She did an incredible job, which leaves me to wonder if she will do anymore?
The artist does a great job of capturing the feel of the story and drawing this cyber tech-filled world where wolves lurk in the dark.
I rated these graphics 5 stars. I have really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles series, and Wires and Nerve did not disappoint. These graphic novels were a great way to have one more adventure with these beloved characters and see them all have a happily ever after one more time.