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Every story has a beginning. Discover how Marinette and Adrien, two high school students practically like everyone else, became Ladybug and Cat Noir, and why Hawk Moth is their sworn enemy. This is the PERFECT jumping on point for new readers! Based on the Animated Series by Zag EntertainmentAdapted by Cheryl Black and Nicole D Andria...

Title : Miraculous: Origins
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ISBN : 9781632292049
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Miraculous: Origins Reviews

  • Wayne McCoy
    2018-11-25 22:25

    'Miraculous: Origins' by Cheryl Black and Nicole D'Andria is based on an animated series that I knew nothing about. The comic book looks like it is comprised of still shots from that show.Marinette is a put upon girl attending school. She is pushed around by the popular girls who tell her to move her seat so they can sit next to the handsome boy coming to school. Adrien is that boy. He's actually not allowed to attend regular school since his family is so famous and wealthy. When a series of mysterious gems is released, Marinette and Adrien get two of them. The gems give them unusual powers and costumes and turn them in to superheroes. Which is good because a bad guy named Hawk Moth (?) has gems of his own and he's using a schoolmate of Marinette and Adrien, named Ivan, as his pawn. Marinette has her doubts about why she was picked, but Adrien needs her powers to defeat Ivan while he is in his Stoneheart state.The plot is fine for young readers, who I presume are familiar with the show it's based on. There are good values on display throughout the book of being courageous and understanding why someone might be acting the way they do. They really don't want to hurt Ivan, but they do want to stop him from hurting others. The art is another story. The CGI art seems to lack sharp definition at times. Things appear a bit fuzzy and out of focus. In a few action panels, the art is blurry. For young readers, it will look exactly like what they are used to, but I prefer a different style in my graphic novels.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from ZAG Entertainment, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

  • Anita Gomgal
    2018-11-28 17:36

    Aishhhh lo vi Netgalley y cuando lo leí me quedé un poco plofffMás que nada porque por un momento pensé que sería algo nuevo mientras sale la nueva temporada pero no... solo es el cómic del episodio del mismo nombre (creo que en España aún no se ha emitido)...JOOOOOO toca esperar a 2017 para la nueva temporada T-T

  • PeachyQueen
    2018-11-24 22:14


  • Nikki
    2018-12-10 17:21

    First book of the new year, and I loved it!!!! I have been obsessed with this show for months and can't get enough of it. I was so excited to hear that they had comic books so I bought all of them that were out. I saved them for the beginning of the new year and read this one first since it is the start of it all. The comic book itself isn't the best as some pictures are dark and blurry but the story is still amazing and I loved reading it. For serious fans who have watched the show endlessly there are some differences in the writing and what are said in the show or the precise order of some things but overall it was still a really great book. It needed a little editing with some grammatical issues and the issues I've already explained but it's still a great book for fans of the show or people who want to know what the show is about so they can get sucked into this amazing show. Definitely a book I would recommend to everyone!

  • M.L.D.
    2018-11-11 19:13

    Pretty cute, and my kiddo loves it.

  • Stephanie
    2018-11-17 21:19

    3.5 stars. This was super cute. Lacking in depth, but very very cute.

  • Adriana
    2018-12-07 16:15

    Ladybug and Cat Noir have for some reason been on my tumblr feed from time to time with moments mostly of the budding romance between the two characters. I have no idea where or how to watch this tv series so it's been bugging me that I can't enjoy what everyone else is loving about our two heroes. I was lucky enough to find this comic book and I smiled with triumph.My first impressions with this story have to do with how the art looks. I'm assuming there wasn't much done with it. The artwork are snaps from the actual show which you can either take or leave depending on your preference. I eventually got used to it but I don't usually like comics from media tie-ins doing that. It feels lazy. It would have been great to get a better flow of the art and story with hand drawn and colored strips. I'm sure more avid fans though might appreciate seeing the characters how they are in the show.After I got over the artwork I got into the plot where there are these Miraculous little creatures that give their owners powers. Ladybug has the power of creation while Cat Noir has the power of destruction. Clearly, there is a balance between the two. One can't work well without the other. I thought the powers were pretty cool especially since Ladybug could create anything useful she needed like a parachute for example. I would have liked a little more origin in how the Miraculous came to be and more emphasis on what each power can do.Ladybug is really Marinette who lives in Paris with her mom and dad (baker). She gets bullied by this blond mean girl who wants the seat Marinette is sitting in for Adrien, or Cat Noir, in the classroom. Adrien is a model whose dad does not want him to go to school. He has no friends and is hoping to make new ones at school. The repetition of conversation of him going back and forth about wanting to go to school was a bit much. They get off to a rough start as their normal selves but Cat Noir is in love with Ladybug like the very first minute which I love. It is the reason why I wanted to read this comic after all.I know it seems like there are a lot of little things I didn't like about this comic but they are just that little things. I was invested in the story before I even read it plus the characters and plot remind me of shows I would watch as a kid (let's be honest I'd watch it in a heartbeat now). If I haven't even watched the show and I like it I'm sure fans will love it. I can also see kids loving this series as a show and a comic.Thanks to NetGalley and Action Lab Entertainment for providing me with Miraculous: Origins in exchange for an honest review!

  • Tania
    2018-11-13 19:14

    -ARC kindly offered by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review-I'm here to show to my infantile side at the ripe old age of 25 (almost). I am passionate about this series thanks to a beautiful design that I have seen on Facebook and from that moment it was love. I have seen the series, read fanfiction, then this volume, the paper version of the episodes concerning the origins of the two parisian heroes, Ladybug and Cat Noir. This volume isn't made up of drawings but of screenshot of the TV series with the clouds with dialogues. A perfect reproduction of the television version. Two high school students, Marinette and Adrien are chosen to be the bearers of the Miraculous of ladybug and cat. Powers that allow them to become heroes and save people made bad by akuma sent by Hawk Moth, the bearer of the heart full of hatred and sadness of Miraculous of butterfly which aims to appropriate the other Miraculous (There is not alone those of Ladybug and Cat Noir around, others have yet to be chosen and found). Marinette is a simple girl, daughter of a baker and a Chinese mother, who has determination to sell, and the dream of being a fashion designer. Then there Adrien, the son of a wealthy businessman from the kind and selfless character who works as a model for the fashion brand of the father. One has a common life and a loving family while the other lives in the solitude of his immense house and his family consists of an absent father and a mother disappeared into thin air. Their lives change when Adrien finally attend public school (before studying privately at home) and after a little misunderstanding Marinette fall in love with him and he will have finally friends. But not only, also will start their risky lives as superheroes and even there between the two guys will be born a bond without knowing their true identities. It is what is said, irony of fate. Marinette falls for Adrien, he falls for Ladybug's actually Marinette who do not particularly appreciate Cat Noir that really would Adrien. Yes, it is rather convoluted XD Their personalities seem to change when they become superheroes gaining self-confidence and taking out a sarcastic side but still I wonder how the hell they do not even recognize the voice or facial features. I conclude saying that this volume, yes, I liked it but I've found nothing new. I would rather enjoy at least the designs of some good mangaka but that it would be more than an extra for fans who want to have the history of the origins always at hand and a suitable first approach to reading for younger readers.

  • Paul Franco
    2018-11-20 17:14

    Apparently based on an animated TV show I’ve never heard of, the story follows some ancient powerful jewelry—which look like they could be bought at a thrift store—that hold the key to world domination, or something like that. One of them is captured by an evil villain, and he forces it to help him find the others.Rather than conventional artwork this is more the 3D digital type, with the characters placed on realistic-looking backgrounds. Sometimes it works; the girl, for example, looks cute despite the purple hair. When she does a faceplant it looks realistic and completely hilarious. She’s gotta be the superhero that giggles the most. Oddly enough, she reminds me of Lindsey Sterling’s avatar in the “We Are Giants” video, and the guy has the same pose as the blonde kid at one point. You’d need to watch it to know what I’m talking about, but it’s either an eerie coincidence or a homage.Some parts of the story are not very original, like having a blonde alpha bitch at school, and a redheaded teacher named Miss Bustier. In the outdoor scenes there’s so many background items and events that tell you this is Europe, more specifically France, especially the car designs.Most of the jokes are silly, but once in a while a real gem comes out. But c’mon, guns that go “Pew!” are not going to work on a stone monster. (And that reminds me of another moment from the aforementioned video, with the flying tomato. . .)3.5 pushed up to 4/5

  • Kerstin
    2018-12-09 14:33

    I have only watched a few episodes of "Miraculous", but so far I've really liked the show, so of course I wanted to read the origin story of how Marinette and Adrien got their powers. This story was well done - the art looks very similar to the way the episodes are animated and it gives us background information about the two heroes. I especially liked how different their reactions to discovering their new powers were :D And there was a lot of humour, but also some sweet moments, which I liked. Of course I also enjoyed the main plot which was Adrien and Marinette coming to terms with their new powers and the responsibility they now have. Their opponent was definitely worthy and I liked that they needed to work together and didn't get it right on the first try because that was realistic. But even though I definitely enjoyed the story, the art and the characters, something was missing... while it made me want to watch more episodes, the origins story itself couldn't really grab me. So it gets 'only' 3.5 stars from me.I also want to say that the font is really small (at least in the digital copy I read), but with zooming in, I was able to read the text with no problems._________I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. Thank you!

  • Lis K
    2018-12-03 16:22

    Kids who love the show will enjoy this comic book. The comic introduces the entire cast of characters from the show and the backstory to how Marinette and Adrien received their powers. It was interesting to see how they reacted differently to their new alter egos. Just like the show, the comic is colorful and the drawings are just like what you would see on the screen. I think that is because the comic is composed of still shots from the show. This is evident in the action scenes because sometimes they are blurry or it is unclear what is going on. However, if your kids enjoy the show, they’d probably enjoy reading about this origin story that has humor, action, life lessons, and the stirrings of young romance.* I received this book free of charge from NetGalley.

  • Mckenzie Richardson
    2018-11-11 18:40

    I received a free copy of this graphic novel. This is a pretty cute book. I was not really a fan of the pictures since they appear to just be stills from the TV show. This works for the most part for character shots, but a lot of the action gets overlooked this way. Graphic novels are meant to use pictures where there are no words, but these pictures often do not represent when is happening in the story. Despite this fact, I really got pulled into the story. I liked the origins of the superpowers. The whole high school dynamics thing was a bit cliche, but I really enjoyed the superhero element. Overall this was a cool book.

  • Theediscerning
    2018-11-10 17:20

    An interesting start to this series – I didn't know anything about the franchise before this. I really liked the way the CGI characters with their puppet-like faces carried over on to the page, but what doesn't do that is the action, most of which is quite poor in stills. It seems to represent the aesthetic and characters of the original cartoon, which are inherently child-friendly and childish respectively, and while it's not for me I can see people would definitely rate this YA title as a hit.

  • Fiorella
    2018-12-10 18:12

    *Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review*I prefer the animated version that this one. I liked this adaptation since I've already watched almost all the episodes, I thought there was going to be something new here but no, it's the same first episode. The artwork is the same as well. I would've liked to know something more about the real Origins, the powers and everything and not just how they obtained their powers and met each other.

  • Ink
    2018-11-30 16:23

    It may have some problems because it's made for the tv, but it was easy to read and very funny. I love the characters of Marinette and Sebastien (I DON'T CARE, I SHIP IT) and I can't wait to see more of them. Page or screen, I will love to see the rest of their story.The only thing that made me grimace was the villain. Maybe I'm too old, but this villain in the shadow who doesn't reveal himself it's... too much? ... a little bit old?Despite this, it was funny to see how he manipulated everyone to use them like pieces on a chessboard.

  • Sonia
    2018-12-07 16:20

    I am way to obsessed with this series! I just love these two and their friends.Omg! Don't get me started on their weirdly, lovable, love square. That only consists of two people. Yeah, you read that right! Lol.Some pictures were blurry hence the one less star, but the actual episode is very beautiful. And! The music for that umbrella scene is epic and romantic! This is a wonderful origin story.

  • Patrick
    2018-11-10 18:27

    I've never seen the Animated series, and I still enjoyed this. The artwork looked like stills from an animated film (Maybe it was, I'm not sure) But I liked it. I've seen these characters and I didn't know much of anything about them. this was a good read. I received an advanced copy of this from and the publisher

  •  J Alm
    2018-11-20 14:12

    How Lady Bug and Cat Noir got their powers........this is that story of how it all started.The screen captures are high quality, the text is very much like the TV episode.It is definitely one for the fans.

  • B
    2018-11-22 22:23

    Ugh- this is a "graphic" novel of a cartoon series. There is nothing graphic about it, no artwork, or clever dialog. This is just screen shots of the cartoon with dialog bubbles -I could do better. I cant draw ANYTHING and I can do better. Very disappointed- hopefully the show is better.

  • Andréa
    2018-12-06 21:17

    Note: I accessed digital review copies of this book through Edelweiss and NetGalley.

  • Chad
    2018-11-10 22:33

    Odd but decent origin story adaptation of the children's cartoon.Received an advance copy from ZAG and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Hauntedbybooks
    2018-12-04 17:15

    I really loved the art, and the plot of this book. It was really fun to read. I received an e-book copy review of this book from netgalley for an honest