Supernatural: Rising Son

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Supernatural: Rising Son (graphic novel)

Published May 5th 2009 by WildStorm (first published June 15th 2008)

144 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Dean and Sam Winchester were raised as Hunters by their widowed father, seeking vengeance on the supernatural elements that took their mother from them. But the road to vengeance is a dark one, and is it a place where children can have any semblance of a life?

Picking up several years after Supernatural: Origins, the boys are now old enough to join John on his cross-country “hunting trips.” Amid the carnage and violence, John’s seeking something specific: any information on why his wife was murdered. But is he prepared for the answers that he’ll find? And is he willing to sacrifice his 11-year-old son Dean to this hard, lonely life by giving him his first “hunt”?

Review: I haven’t read the first volume, Origins, but I decided to read this one anyways.  As the summary says, this takes place quite awhile before the show Supernatural begins.  Dean is 11 years old and is taken on his first hunt.  You also get to see the beginnings of the dark side wanting to take Sam.  I thought this was a pretty good graphic novel.  The illustrations were great and the writing was good as well.  (And the book smells really good :P) Here is a photo of one of John’s fights in the book.

IMG_20151004_125223If you’re a fan of Supernatural, I definitely suggest checking out the graphic novels!  I will be adding the other graphics to my Christmas list this year 🙂

4/5 Stars