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Fantasy Sports 1 by Sam Bosma
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Oct 03, 2023 | ISBN 9781838741501

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    Oct 03, 2023 | ISBN 9781838741501 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Optioned by Disney TV and being developed for animation by LeBron James’ production studio SpringHill Company!

Winner of the 2016 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic

“A sequel can’t come quickly enough, and fans across genres (fantasy, sports buffs, comics fans, and adventure readers) will likely all be eagerly waiting for it.”
The Bulletin of The Center For Children’s Books, Starred Review

“A melding of wizards and warriors with … baseball…the art can’t be beat.”

“One of the most charming and enjoyable comics around…There’s something immensely refreshing about seeing someone as attentive to action as Bosma channel incredible choreography and framing normally seen on a battlefield or in a duel to a basketball or volleyball court…”
—The Beat

“Bosma successfully blends fantasy, myth, and sports to kick off this new modern comic(al) series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A great choice where graphic novels are popular, especially quirky ones that blur the lines between genres.”
School Library Journal

“Bosma’s colorfully jumbled, slanty panels look like the inspired offspring of Spirited Away and Space Jam, capturing magical intrigue, fast-paced basketball action, and the best kind of on-the-court trash talk in one go. The only drawback to this winning combo of wizarding and athletics is that it is over too soon!”

“Sam Bosma delivers an irrepressibly fun, knowing, and breezy tale of sporting playoffs, magical mages, and surprisingly cute skeletons in Fantasy Sports.”
—The AV Club

“As a YA release with a standout female protagonist, it’ll hit off with readers off all ages.”
Paste Magazine

“Bosma takes advantage of the fantasy setting and comics’ unlimited visual-effects budget to create a game of basketball more compelling than any NBA broadcast.”
Publisher’s Weekly

“While the targeted demographic is teens, FANTASY SPORTS’s action packed scenes and occasional mature humor makes this a book for all ages.”
—Graphic Novel Reporter

“The combination of banter, sight gags, and adventure were total kid-crack. Dad-crack, too.”
Boing Boing

“Basketball has had magic before, but never quite like this.”

“Sam Bosma’s Fantasy Sports No. 1 is a very well-crafted comic, from cover to cover…In short, it’s something comics needs a whole lot more of.”

“A fun romp with larger than life characters, great action and some good laughs […] The tone of this OGN is reminiscent of Bone, with the same free spirited adventure and fun about it…”

“If you have a family member, friend or neighbor with a tween who loves comics, run right away and order Fantasy Sports No. 1 by Sam Bosma, then sit back and know that you are the coolest aunt/uncle/friend/neighbor ever.”

“Fantasy Sports has the makings of a timeless classic that could introduce sports fans into fantasy stories and comics, introduce comics fans into sports, and help break stereotypes that teen magic stories/teen sports stories/comics in general are about teen boys.”
—Loser City

“Style wise Bosma has a pleasing, dynamic “post-anime invasion” aesthetic that combines heavy Studio Ghibli influence with western artists like Herge and Jean Giraud through a Bryan Lee O’Malley Scott Pilgrim lens…”

“The sparks a little, in my humble opinion, of the underground artists of years gone by. It is wonderfully outside of the mainstream, winkingly knowing and gloriously pitched.”
—Down The Tubes

“…Artistically, it’s a really solidly great book, it just looks gloriously fresh, taking the best bits of so much, mixing them all up, ending up with something that mixes a load of manga style and motion with Adventure Time et al looks and ends up with something really modern and now.”
—Forbidden Planet

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