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The gang is back in an all-new adventure! Join Hiro, Baymax, GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred as they fight to protect the streets of San Fransokyo. Based off of the animated Disney feature film, the comic will tie in with the animated TV show.


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The gang is back in an all-new adventure! Join Hiro, Baymax, GoGo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred as they fight to protect the streets of San Fransokyo. Based off of the animated Disney feature film, the comic will tie in with the animated TV show.

30 review for Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kadi P

    *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review* This was an exact replication of three random episodes from the Big Hero 6: The Series show and although I loved that show, it was really disappointing to see this comic didn’t attempt to go beyond it. Everything I loved about this comic was really what I loved about the show. Fred was hilarious, the team dynamics were spot on and there were a sprinkling of touching moments. However, all of tha *Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review* This was an exact replication of three random episodes from the Big Hero 6: The Series show and although I loved that show, it was really disappointing to see this comic didn’t attempt to go beyond it. Everything I loved about this comic was really what I loved about the show. Fred was hilarious, the team dynamics were spot on and there were a sprinkling of touching moments. However, all of that were not really strengths of the comic because if I wanted all that, I could’ve just watched the show and saved myself the time and effort of reading this. This comic gave us nothing more on the page than what’s already been shown on the small screen. On top of that, for some strange reason, the layout of this comic was reminiscent of a manga and so was the art style, yet it became apparent after a few pages that it was clearly a comic to be read from left to right and not right to left. As well as that, the comic renditions of the episodes were not even in chronological order so anyone who hasn’t already watched the show would be very confused reading this and would no doubt be left wondering why the plot randomly goes backwards in the last chapter. The art was very pretty to look at so points for that, but the black and white fight scenes were almost incomprehensible. The black and white throughout also added to the illusion that this was a manga and not a comic, despite the fact that it was actually a comic. So, all in all, disappointing and quite frankly lazy. If you’re going to take the name of the show and call this a “companion comic” then actually make it an elaboration of the show and not a frame by frame duplication.

  2. 5 out of 5

    On the Same Page

    ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Really enjoyed this first volume. I love the movie, and it was a joy to spend more time with these characters. There were definitely a few moments that had me laughing The plot isn't very deep or complex, and each chapter is a pretty isolated story. I did think some of the action scenes were a bit difficult to follow, especially in the second chapter. Chapter 3 felt out of order since it deals with Baymax's return, ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Really enjoyed this first volume. I love the movie, and it was a joy to spend more time with these characters. There were definitely a few moments that had me laughing The plot isn't very deep or complex, and each chapter is a pretty isolated story. I did think some of the action scenes were a bit difficult to follow, especially in the second chapter. Chapter 3 felt out of order since it deals with Baymax's return, and also had a few confusing panels during the action scenes. Overall still a fun read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Warring Wings

    I was very, very tempted to give it a higher rating just because of Baymax, because well, it's Baymax! But, no. I'm trying to be unbiased here.😅 I'm going into this after watching only the 2014 movie. I've not watched the 'Baymax Returns' movie which is partially the plot of this book, I believe. So, this is the first time I've come across this storyline. The things I loved about this book - well, the biggest one is the nostalgia factor. I loved being back in this universe, revisiting all the char I was very, very tempted to give it a higher rating just because of Baymax, because well, it's Baymax! But, no. I'm trying to be unbiased here.😅 I'm going into this after watching only the 2014 movie. I've not watched the 'Baymax Returns' movie which is partially the plot of this book, I believe. So, this is the first time I've come across this storyline. The things I loved about this book - well, the biggest one is the nostalgia factor. I loved being back in this universe, revisiting all the characters. I liked the theme of Hiro and his group failing over and over, but learning to get back up & at it again. And the art was really good too. But, that was it. Everything else was disappointing. The plot was all over the place. Especially given that the 3rd chapter goes back to the past without any warning and starts its own journey, leading to a sort of cliffhanger at the end - all while the plot line from the first two chapters was still very much open. I expect the two will turn out to be somewhat related in the upcoming volumes, but concluding a volume with 2 open plotlines which seem to be completely seperate at this point, wasn't a good idea. Now, as for how this plot was actually conveyed to us, I felt like it was - this sounds insulting, but I can't find another way to describe it - dumbed down. A lot. The charm of the movie where people of all ages could enjoy it was not there. And while I liked the artwork, the panel structure and the connecting art was not very cohesive. Especially the fight scenes, which were quite difficult to follow. Overall, I won't be actively recommending this. But, if asked my opinion, I would suggest to wait to read this till you can have your hands on the upcoming volumes right after you finish. *Thanks to NetGalley and Yen Press for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

  4. 5 out of 5

    Briar's Reviews

    I love Big Hero 6. It's an incredible film that did not get the hype it deserved, if you ask for my humble opinion. It's great to see that a manga has come out to give this fantastic brand a little more hype in the zeitgeist. It deserves all the love it can get. Now, how about we give some more under-rated or under-hyped Disney films a chance... Huh?... Maybe?... Please?... Off to the review! My points: 1. The cover itself is awesome. Sure, I'm not supposed to judge the cover but it's so colourful I love Big Hero 6. It's an incredible film that did not get the hype it deserved, if you ask for my humble opinion. It's great to see that a manga has come out to give this fantastic brand a little more hype in the zeitgeist. It deserves all the love it can get. Now, how about we give some more under-rated or under-hyped Disney films a chance... Huh?... Maybe?... Please?... Off to the review! My points: 1. The cover itself is awesome. Sure, I'm not supposed to judge the cover but it's so colourful and energetic! It screams "come and read me!" Definitely a great touch. As someone with a background in Marketing, a great cover can grab the right audience. 2. This is a collection of stories that is full of fun and friendship! It brings our favourite crowd back together and it's just a great read. 3. FULL COLOUR IMAGES. Oh boy, I haven't seen those in a long time! Yeah! 4. If you want fast paced, full of fun and heroic antics, this book is for you! Overall, one fantastic read! I truly hop I can grab a physical copy and have it mounted on my bookshelf of glory! Five out of five stars! Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    4☆ This was super fun to read. I barely remember the movie since I haven't rewatched it since it came out (2014?! I'm old), but I still loved to read this and am interested in reading the following volume(s). I especially loved Fred. The only critiques I have are how the last chapter/ the flashback was confusing as it is put not in chronological order, and that some panels of the fight scenes were confusing and I couldn't really understand what was going on. This ARC was provided by the publisher v 4☆ This was super fun to read. I barely remember the movie since I haven't rewatched it since it came out (2014?! I'm old), but I still loved to read this and am interested in reading the following volume(s). I especially loved Fred. The only critiques I have are how the last chapter/ the flashback was confusing as it is put not in chronological order, and that some panels of the fight scenes were confusing and I couldn't really understand what was going on. This ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Adele

    Story: I like the ideas for the chapters itself but had one main problem: Why are we getting the rework of baymax after already having seen two adventures they went on after baymax was back? The way the stories aren't in chronological order confused me severely. I watched the first 6 episodes of the tv show about one month ago and while I already knew a bit of this, especially the last chapter was familiar, I didn't know the story of chapter 2. But I liked the way people interacted and the diffe Story: I like the ideas for the chapters itself but had one main problem: Why are we getting the rework of baymax after already having seen two adventures they went on after baymax was back? The way the stories aren't in chronological order confused me severely. I watched the first 6 episodes of the tv show about one month ago and while I already knew a bit of this, especially the last chapter was familiar, I didn't know the story of chapter 2. But I liked the way people interacted and the different emotional insides of the characters. Also I enjoyed the jokes and made some remarks to myself while I was reading. (3.5/5) Art: The watermark in my digital version was often times quite irritating (I understand why it is important though). Also I wished for a bit more shading as it was mostly black and white and for some pictures it was hard for me to differentiate the elements of each scene. But I still liked it. (3.5/5) Overall I enjoyed being with them again and enjoyed the idea. But if I hadn't watched the first few episodes of the tv show I would have been even more confused about the choice of a non-chronological order. I am still interested in picking up the next volumes as I don't know how it goes on and I want to see how a few situations left open in this volume will be solved by our heroes. 3.5/5

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bookish Sophia

    This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review After his brother's heroic death, Hiro trys to heal and adjust to his new double life as a hero and a new student with his new admission to San Francisco Tech to follow his dreams of working in tech. At school Hiro trys to befriend Karmi while the team of new heros try to learns and adjust to the new double life of becoming superheros. While battling new villains, they'll learn that they have to practice more and failure isn't necessarily This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review After his brother's heroic death, Hiro trys to heal and adjust to his new double life as a hero and a new student with his new admission to San Francisco Tech to follow his dreams of working in tech. At school Hiro trys to befriend Karmi while the team of new heros try to learns and adjust to the new double life of becoming superheros. While battling new villains, they'll learn that they have to practice more and failure isn't necessarily the end and You just have to find another way to achieve your goals. It was so hilarious everytime Baymax gave honest health and physical updates and it was exciting to spot my favourite Disney characters sitting And seeing the characters fail shows you that superheros area also human. #BigHero6TheSeriesVol1 #NetGalley. Thank you Yen Press and Netgalley

  8. 4 out of 5

    Liz (Quirky Cat)

    Yes! Who here doesn't love Big Hero 6? The movie was endearing, and the comics (plus manga) have been such a blast to read. Naturally, that meant I didn't hesitate to give Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1, written by Hong Gyun An, a try. From the description, Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1 is based on the animated movie (which I adore) and is more or less designed to roll right into the animated series (which I have not tried, but really should!). I love it when I can find books/comics that help Yes! Who here doesn't love Big Hero 6? The movie was endearing, and the comics (plus manga) have been such a blast to read. Naturally, that meant I didn't hesitate to give Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1, written by Hong Gyun An, a try. From the description, Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1 is based on the animated movie (which I adore) and is more or less designed to roll right into the animated series (which I have not tried, but really should!). I love it when I can find books/comics that help bridge the gap between movies, shows, etc. So I went into this read expecting a lot of fun. I wasn't disappointed. This was a fun collection of adventures featuring some of my favorite characters. However, I did look into it a bit further, and it turns out that Big Hero 6: The Series, Vol. 1 is actually based on a few of the episodes – which explains why the plot is new to me. I'm not sure if a fan that has seen the shows would appreciate it as much as I did, as it is likely covering a lot of the same material. On the bright side, that same material contains some great moments, and once again: a great cast. Sorry to keep bringing that point up, but I absolutely adore Baymax, Hiro, Gogo, Wasabi, Honey Lemon, and Fred. On that note, I've really got to take some time to watch the show, if my reaction to this was any indication. Thanks to JY and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own. For more reviews check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Sammis

    The manga loses some of its momentum in the second chapter, choosing to spent more time on Hiro's back story and his grief. It's getting to be like Peter Parker and Uncle Henry or Bruce Wayne and his parents. We get it; death inspires some to become superheroes. ... All in all it was a fun, quick read. I am looking forward to a second volume. Hopefully this Big Hero 6 series will get more than two volumes. As of writing this review there's no confirmation of a second volume release date. http://pus The manga loses some of its momentum in the second chapter, choosing to spent more time on Hiro's back story and his grief. It's getting to be like Peter Parker and Uncle Henry or Bruce Wayne and his parents. We get it; death inspires some to become superheroes. ... All in all it was a fun, quick read. I am looking forward to a second volume. Hopefully this Big Hero 6 series will get more than two volumes. As of writing this review there's no confirmation of a second volume release date. http://pussreboots.com/blog/2021/comm...

  10. 4 out of 5

    David Wiley

    *I was provided with a free ecopy of this graphic novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* The graphic novel provides an interesting opportunity to blend the visual with the textual for the reader, allowing immersion at a greater level than they could get from the book alone. In comic books, the visual areas are almost more important than what is said in each panel, having action and cameo appearances for fans to search out and delight in discovering. With Big Hero 6, what you see o *I was provided with a free ecopy of this graphic novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* The graphic novel provides an interesting opportunity to blend the visual with the textual for the reader, allowing immersion at a greater level than they could get from the book alone. In comic books, the visual areas are almost more important than what is said in each panel, having action and cameo appearances for fans to search out and delight in discovering. With Big Hero 6, what you see on the panel is far less vital to a deeper understanding of what is going on. In fact, one could probably read this without giving much consideration to the visuals at all and come away with a mostly in-tact experience of the narrative getting portrayed. This graphic novel contains three separate stories within the volume, with them having no connection to each other apart from the central protagonist team of characters. Each has a different villain in a familiar comic flavor-of-the-week approach, which is certainly no fault of the volume here because it works well to provide some variety - a multi-volume story arc would certainly have provided a different and more engrossing experience, but there is no need to detract from this because of its episodic nature. However, the biggest surprise comes when getting to the third installment in here, which rewinds back to shortly after the events of the movie. This is jarring because the stories preceding that are clearly set at a later point where the team has a stronger chemistry together and faces more interesting villains while juggling the school plotline. Going backward, at this point, breaks the flow in unexpected ways. Had this story opened up the volume, it would have felt a little more acceptable as a reader. As a whole, the three stories give each of the characters time to shine with their trademark personality quirks that make them unique within the collective team. Hiro and Baymax, as one would expect, get the majority of time on the page and anything different would probably have disappointed readers grabbing this as the first Big Hero 6 reading after seeing the movie. The first story in here, featuring the High Voltage team of villains, is arguably the best story within here as the team struggles to come up with a solution to secure victory. Watching the team come together, in the face of repeated defeats, is interesting. The second story, with a villain that can change their body into anything (including chocolate), had some really memorable moments and required strong teamwork to slow down the slippery art thief. After those two villains, going back to the big bully from the robot fights in the movie felt anti-climactic. It'd be like seeing Spider-Man take down the Green Goblin and Vulture, and finish by facing off against John Jonah Jameson Jr. On its own, it might be a good story and entertaining, but to cap off a trilogy of stories it would feel underpowered and far less interesting. The dynamics between the heroes and the villains are what make the stories interesting, carrying through the overarching plot with the daily life beats. As a whole, this was certainly enjoyable in spite of the criticisms. I enjoyed every minute spent reading this, and it made me both want to go back and watch the movie again as well as see what other comics are out there for this team. It has me wanting to sit down and read these stories with my 5-year-old. And that is certainly a marker of success for this graphic novel.

  11. 5 out of 5

    AJ Zender

    4/5 Stars: BIG HERO 6 is probably my favorite modern Disney Movie, and while I have not watched the animated series associated with it, I have a great deal of love for the franchise as a whole. That's why when BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, based on adventures in the animated series, released, I was extremely excited to pick it up to read with ym younger brother (who absolutely adores Baymax). And I have to say, I am very pleasantly surprised by this book. Getting the negatives out of the way right awa 4/5 Stars: BIG HERO 6 is probably my favorite modern Disney Movie, and while I have not watched the animated series associated with it, I have a great deal of love for the franchise as a whole. That's why when BIG HERO 6: THE SERIES, based on adventures in the animated series, released, I was extremely excited to pick it up to read with ym younger brother (who absolutely adores Baymax). And I have to say, I am very pleasantly surprised by this book. Getting the negatives out of the way right away, the book is a bit too scattered and fast paced for my liking; it jumps from scene to scene far too quickly, not giving us a chance to ruminate on the events on the page. That is not a bad thing entirely, as it made this a fast read, but it also made some of the problems little deeper than surface level. Also, the formatting bugged the heck out of me. I read this digitally on Comixology, and it was presented in Manga Fixed Format, meaning its pages were turned over like a manga (right to left) and you can't zoom in on specific panels. However, the pages and panels are organized like a western comic book, meaning you read it left to right. I don't know what the publisher was thinking but that was too annoying not to mention. There is also the problem that this story seems to be told out of order, with the first chronological chapter taking place at the very end of the volume, but that is minor. Now for the positives. The characters felt truly in character. the action was fantastic, with art that captured every nuance of the action shonen genre and translated the choreography of scenes well. Seriously the fights are so cool, especially that first one against the electric type villains. The art in general is really, really good, capturing the overall feel of the disney art style and character design while simultaneously making these characters feel more Japanese and manga inspired. I deeply adored the drama with Karmi throughout the opening chapters, though I did feel it didn't reach a truly satisfying conclusion... Most of the characters were entertaining at the least, and I was definitely interested in the new releases, i.e. Granville, Karmi, Globby, the electric villains, as well as the old faces from the movie. And I loved the way the writers dug into this world even further; the art exhibition, especially the focus on the artist who witnessed the reconstruction of San Francisco and the renaming to San Fransokyo, was fascinating. I hope they go into more detail with that later in the series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Bragg

    Three chapters in Volume 1, tell the story of Hiro; a very young and creative engineering genius, who is starting school at the Institute of Technology (where his deceased older brother was a legend). The condensed and shortened nature of the comics can't capture all of the charm and fun of the cartoon series, but they come fairly close. Hiro's story is told a bit out of order both here and in the cartoon. He begins school knowing an eclectic group of friends older than himself; his brother's fri Three chapters in Volume 1, tell the story of Hiro; a very young and creative engineering genius, who is starting school at the Institute of Technology (where his deceased older brother was a legend). The condensed and shortened nature of the comics can't capture all of the charm and fun of the cartoon series, but they come fairly close. Hiro's story is told a bit out of order both here and in the cartoon. He begins school knowing an eclectic group of friends older than himself; his brother's friends, who fight villains and protect the citizens of San Fransokyo. Hiro is talented at creating devices and robotics that help the group remain safe while they fight the bad guys. When he gets to school, the new Dean of Students; an enigma herself, assigns Karmi to him as a guide and social liaison at the school. This begins the adventures of Hiro; his struggles, his challenges, and his friends, but it's also about his relationship with Baymax. The childlike puffy robot that is his single connection to his brother, who created Baymax as a health care aid. Together, Hiro and Baymax become the core of Big Hero 6. Helping other people is in Hiro's nature, and part of Baymax's programming. But Hiro has one goal in mind; to find out who killed his brother. This graphic novel has very wide appeal--as the cartoon does. The illustrations are creative and atteactive, and the story of a young orphan living with his aunt, trying to find out how his brother died, is classic. The true appeal, however, is the characters. Hiro is brilliant and strong, but young. Baymax becomes an Artificial Intelligence, and almost a surrogate for Hiro's brother. And the cast of friends is charming in its variety and quirkiness. They are unique and delightful! The villains are sometimes annoying, but they should be, shouldn't they? Well-told, exciting adventure stories (clean and with nothing more than "zap or k-pow" violence) for younger kids through adults. A great gift for any fans of the movie, the cartoon series, and/or...a good story, sarcasm, good-natured joking, and a snicker or two at inferences to old Japanese monster movies. Understanding good guys vs bad is really the only age requirement. I give this 5/5 Stars and five power fist-bumps!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cass

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher (Disney Publishing) for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Big Hero 6: The Series is a comic series that was adapted for the big screen by Disney in 2014, originally created by Man of Action. This volume is kicking off a new set of San Fransokyo adventures for Hiro Hamada and health bot Baymax, as he goes to college and fights crime with his friends. The characterisation of the 6 are bang on, with their personalities immediately shining throug Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher (Disney Publishing) for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. Big Hero 6: The Series is a comic series that was adapted for the big screen by Disney in 2014, originally created by Man of Action. This volume is kicking off a new set of San Fransokyo adventures for Hiro Hamada and health bot Baymax, as he goes to college and fights crime with his friends. The characterisation of the 6 are bang on, with their personalities immediately shining through whether together or apart. Go Go and Fred probably get the most page time, but I liked Wasabi’s small moments in the spotlight. Also, the tsundere manga shenanigans of Karmi and Hiro is quite funny. They’re paired by Prof Granville, and Hiro is surprised to see Karmi really hates him. But is crushing on Hero Hiro. Who . . . are the same person? There’s a lot of action to keep new fans interested – with the squad taking on an electrifying mother daughter team and possibly the worst villain of all time. By that, I mean bad at his job! What is Globby’s backstory? An includes a couple of emotional beats to balance out all of the jokes and mayhem. Hiro has a big legacy to live up to, going to Tadashi’s university, and navigating his life without him. It was great to see a less perfect version of Tadashi too, via Baymax’s video logs. He appears a bit more human – he’s frustrated and Hiro never saw that side to him. In the film, we barely see Tadashi as anything but the perfect, supportive older brother who sacrifices himself to save others. There’s also a mild element of suspense at the end of this volume – Hiro may have made a big mistake unknowingly while trying to get Baymax back. I enjoyed spending a couple of hours on Sunday reading this and seeing Hiro and co on new adventures – definitely recommend for fans and younger readers interested in science (and manga!) Rating – 💖💖 Loved it!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Iza

    ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fun comic follows the beloved cast of Big Hero 6 after the events of the movie. Hiro is attending nerd school, he and his friends are still fighting crime, but big players are moving behind the scenes that make things even more difficult on top of the drama Hiro is facing at school! I enjoyed this, but a lot less than I thought I would. Of course, I didn't expect the emotional weight and the same feelings as in t ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This fun comic follows the beloved cast of Big Hero 6 after the events of the movie. Hiro is attending nerd school, he and his friends are still fighting crime, but big players are moving behind the scenes that make things even more difficult on top of the drama Hiro is facing at school! I enjoyed this, but a lot less than I thought I would. Of course, I didn't expect the emotional weight and the same feelings as in the movie (since that would be so hard to measure up to!), but this first volume was much simpler than I expected. The structure and pacing were also odd to me. In the first chapter, Hiro is paired up with another young student at his school and has to deal with her 180 in personality while the gang fights an electric mother-daughter villain duo. (And of course, Karmi is in love with his superhero persona.) In chapter two, a globby art thief who can change shape confounds them, but it turns out there's more than meets the eye to the painting he's targeting. I'm a sucker for "monster-of-the-episode" type stories where beloved characters wrap up a job in one section, but what threw me off was chapter 3, when the story suddenly picks up right after the movie ended and introduces the new dean as if she's not a character we met in chapter one. I wasn't expecting the storytelling to be nonlinear (or told backward), and I didn't see a craft reason for the comic to be arranged this way. This is going to tie into the animated show, though, so I think this book was probably just trying to introduce all the pieces that will be present in the show. The art style was fun and will appeal to kids, especially those who really loved Baymax, but I think it might not hold up for an older audience. ❧ 3.25 ★

  15. 5 out of 5

    Timea

    Starting off with a big Thank You to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC for this graphic novel! Big Hero 6 is one of my favorite movies, which means I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is a spin-off TV series and an accompanying comic! I requested this ARC so quickly, I didn't even read the description in full. The story is based on the animated TV-series that takes place after the movie. I actually hadn't known about the series beforehand, so I started reading Starting off with a big Thank You to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC for this graphic novel! Big Hero 6 is one of my favorite movies, which means I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there is a spin-off TV series and an accompanying comic! I requested this ARC so quickly, I didn't even read the description in full. The story is based on the animated TV-series that takes place after the movie. I actually hadn't known about the series beforehand, so I started reading the comic without any prior knowledge. The plot is mostly the characters of the movie being superheroes and defeating different villains. The graphic novel consists of three chapters that all follow a separate storyline. Unfortunately, the last chapter in volume one details the beginnings of the superhero activities and should come first, chronologically. While I don't mind dealing with different timelines, it doesn't fit in quite well with this placement. Even more inconvenient is the fact that the second chapter ends rather openly, which doesn't mix well with the entirely different cliffhanger at the end of chapter three. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading this graphic novel! I loved revisiting the characters and the world, especially seeing how they all do after the movie. There was a lot of humor and the overall atmosphere is lighthearted, which I loved as well. Another aspect I enjoyed is the art style. It reminds me a lot of manga, which is aesthetically pleading to me. It's a bit of a shame, though, that only the first couple of pages are in color - the entire comic would have been even more lively if it had been fully colored. All in all, I absolutely recommend this graphic novel to fans of the movie. It's fun and entertaining with potential for more complicated story arcs later on, even if the order of the chapters doesn't feel intuitive.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    Thank you to NetGalley, Yen Press, and Hong Gyun An for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. This manga definitely has the Big Hero 6 flare as it follows Hiro and his new college friends as we works through his classes at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology while living the double life of a hero. At the college, Hiro's professor (and also the Dean) introduces him to another student. White this girl is all smiles to the professor, she has a snarky and rude undertone Thank you to NetGalley, Yen Press, and Hong Gyun An for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. This manga definitely has the Big Hero 6 flare as it follows Hiro and his new college friends as we works through his classes at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology while living the double life of a hero. At the college, Hiro's professor (and also the Dean) introduces him to another student. White this girl is all smiles to the professor, she has a snarky and rude undertone, probably having something to do with the fact that Hiro has replaced her as the college's youngest genius. This manga has three story arcs that deal with a different "villain" in each chapter, all while revolving around the overarching story of Hiro's college days (I use quotation marks because none of them are really that evil or bad, just kind of basic and trying to do their own thing). The last chapter does have a minor villain seen from the movie, but also explores how Hiro restored Baymax after what happened at the end of the movie. It's a bit more complicated than he thought... This is a very fun manga that feels like it add and extends the world of Big Hero 6. A must read for all ages.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ángela, Libros y Miscelaneas

    ARC was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Big Hero 6: The Series Vol.1 is a cute and wholesome collection of auto conclusive short stories that will make laugh and enchant younger audiences. Perfect for those who love the Disney adaptation of these Marvel heroes. ¿Why two stars then? Well...I'm not the targeted audience for this comic manga. I find it too childish and...kind of unoriginal. You will find three short stories about this gang, though centeri ARC was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Big Hero 6: The Series Vol.1 is a cute and wholesome collection of auto conclusive short stories that will make laugh and enchant younger audiences. Perfect for those who love the Disney adaptation of these Marvel heroes. ¿Why two stars then? Well...I'm not the targeted audience for this comic manga. I find it too childish and...kind of unoriginal. You will find three short stories about this gang, though centering on Hiro character, learning and growing through social situations, and the villains...well, they are just there as a "eureka moment" for this young teen. As short sketches, I found them not interesting enough or even funny. It feels too cliche, to the point of being mechanic, that's the reason I would define th¡s comic as unoriginal. I feel like this reading experience is a big one-star...BUT there are some good points that I cannot ignore. It's an easy read, perfect for those who just want to spend some time reading something simple and people who love these characters already (because they are not introduced) and want to see them in a more mundane situation.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Arledda

    Big Hero 6 The Series Volume 1 was adorable. All the characters you love from the movie are back and just as loveable before. (My favorite is Wasabi.) I think fans of the movie who also enjoy comics would really like this but fans of the show would probably like it even more. The comic tells three separate stories, which is something I'm familiar with from other show based comics, but I felt like the order that they were in was a little odd. The third story really felt like it should have come f Big Hero 6 The Series Volume 1 was adorable. All the characters you love from the movie are back and just as loveable before. (My favorite is Wasabi.) I think fans of the movie who also enjoy comics would really like this but fans of the show would probably like it even more. The comic tells three separate stories, which is something I'm familiar with from other show based comics, but I felt like the order that they were in was a little odd. The third story really felt like it should have come first and then the comic end on story two; HOWEVER, as I'm not familiar with the show I feel like the order that it was in could have been much truer to the actual series than I realize. Overall, this was a lovely start for a comic series for Big Hero 6 and I was really excited to see these characters come alive in this format. The art work was enjoyable and the characters felt true to what I remember from the movie.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    This series is based off of the Big Hero 6: The Series tv show which takes place after the events in the Big Hero 6 movie. You can find the movie adaptation in the two volumes of Big Hero 6. I love Big Hero 6 and when I found out there was a continuing series, I got really excited and so far, I haven't been disappointed. Baymax is hilariously deadpan and the rest of the characters play off each other brilliantly. Now, if you've watched the series (available on Disney+), this book (and the presume This series is based off of the Big Hero 6: The Series tv show which takes place after the events in the Big Hero 6 movie. You can find the movie adaptation in the two volumes of Big Hero 6. I love Big Hero 6 and when I found out there was a continuing series, I got really excited and so far, I haven't been disappointed. Baymax is hilariously deadpan and the rest of the characters play off each other brilliantly. Now, if you've watched the series (available on Disney+), this book (and the presumed sequels) won't be anything new. But it's still fun to read and the art is spot on. The only thing that confuses me is why they moved the pilot episode (the chapter that directly continues where the movie left off) to chapter 3. I like my books to be chronological, thank you.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Robin Pelletier

    Big Hero 6 is a phenomenal movie and this graphic novel picks up where the movie leaves off. Hiro saves the day, but he has to rebuild Baymax and sometimes rebuilding things results in epic failures and redos. Hiro learns from his superhero team, his professor at the university, an unlikely paired up lab partner and from his brother's memories that picking one's self up after failure is just as important as finding the lesson in the failure. And I LOVED that message that is carried throughout th Big Hero 6 is a phenomenal movie and this graphic novel picks up where the movie leaves off. Hiro saves the day, but he has to rebuild Baymax and sometimes rebuilding things results in epic failures and redos. Hiro learns from his superhero team, his professor at the university, an unlikely paired up lab partner and from his brother's memories that picking one's self up after failure is just as important as finding the lesson in the failure. And I LOVED that message that is carried throughout the three sagas in this volume. So many life lessons packed into one graphic novel. The art style was more on the manga side for this one. It was fitting given the content, plot and characters. I enjoyed the action packed pages and superhero qualities added in. Overall, this one is appropriate for any age level. You get to know the Big Hero 6 team a little bit better. And Baymax always provides diagnostics and comic relief (Pun intended). Baymax learning about art brought me joy - I can't wait for when Honey Lemon and Wasabi teach him about poetry!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kylie

    Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! This was such a fun continuation of Big Hero 6. The movie is one of my favorite Disney movies and I'm looking forward to watching the tv show at some point soon. I always say this in my graphic novel reviews, but most of the time I find them too short to make a complete story or to have any real character development. Despite having 3 separate stories, I thought all 3 made absolute sense and I didn't really find anyth Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! This was such a fun continuation of Big Hero 6. The movie is one of my favorite Disney movies and I'm looking forward to watching the tv show at some point soon. I always say this in my graphic novel reviews, but most of the time I find them too short to make a complete story or to have any real character development. Despite having 3 separate stories, I thought all 3 made absolute sense and I didn't really find anything lacking. It was great to already know the characters so there didn't have to be any introduction and to already have their backstory. I really enjoyed seeing the characters outside of the movie. They are all wonderful and each gave their own personalities to each story. After reading this, I really want to start watching the show!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Chandler

    A great addition to the wonderful movie made by Disney. I do not know if the episode order was supposed to be how I got it. I felt that the last one, which is chronologically right after the movie, was meant to be last in this series. The flow of the episodes in that way was odd like it was backward. However, the stories themselves were perfect little episodes that help us continue in the SanFranSokyo world created. I think that the author did a great job of preserving the characters even in pri A great addition to the wonderful movie made by Disney. I do not know if the episode order was supposed to be how I got it. I felt that the last one, which is chronologically right after the movie, was meant to be last in this series. The flow of the episodes in that way was odd like it was backward. However, the stories themselves were perfect little episodes that help us continue in the SanFranSokyo world created. I think that the author did a great job of preserving the characters even in print form. Others that have tried to do the same have lost the feel of the characters that we get when watching the movie. This was not an issue in this series as I felt they were the same characters we came to know and love. There were a few laughs and few callbacks to sad moments, just as we have in real life. If you are looking to get back into the Big Hero 6 World this is for you!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Colt

    I love Big Hero 6, so I'm over the moon that they're making the cartoon series into a graphic novel! And I may be biased, but I loved it. The art style is neat and clean, and the characters are easily recognizable from one another. And it's a very cute style, so it will appeal to younger children who love Baymax. The storylines are short and to the point, like the episodes in the show. It gives natural breaks for younger readers to stop and start at, while older readers can plow ahead. The parts s I love Big Hero 6, so I'm over the moon that they're making the cartoon series into a graphic novel! And I may be biased, but I loved it. The art style is neat and clean, and the characters are easily recognizable from one another. And it's a very cute style, so it will appeal to younger children who love Baymax. The storylines are short and to the point, like the episodes in the show. It gives natural breaks for younger readers to stop and start at, while older readers can plow ahead. The parts seem a little out of order, however, as the chapters where Hiro rebuilds Baymax comes after stories with them fighting baddies together...? Not sure why. But otherwise, great stories, cute art, and I'm looking forward to more!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Eliani

    While I adore the idea of exploring what stories, experience, and overall shenanigans might happen after the movie, this installment fell flat. I don't believe everything about Big Hero 6 should be serious, like the movie. I found the sudden shifts between silly and frivolously, too serious, left me with whiplash. Along with very throwaway plots that have so little meaning later on. And the new characters that were introduced. Got a "monster of the week" vibe, which I hope is wrong in this ongoing While I adore the idea of exploring what stories, experience, and overall shenanigans might happen after the movie, this installment fell flat. I don't believe everything about Big Hero 6 should be serious, like the movie. I found the sudden shifts between silly and frivolously, too serious, left me with whiplash. Along with very throwaway plots that have so little meaning later on. And the new characters that were introduced. Got a "monster of the week" vibe, which I hope is wrong in this ongoing series. This story wasn't ground breaking, but I think it could be a wonderful segway into continuing these characters' stories. **Thank you to Yen Press and NetGallery for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I received an eARC courtesy of JY/Yen Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This one is a bit hard to judge as it is a direct adaptation of the series so it makes it tricky.to review. I love the movie and I love the series. I think this will definitely serve to bring more kids to the series (because I am amazed at the number of people who didn't know it existed). It will also be a good launch into the upcoming Baymax series. It was amusing and the manga art-style was very well-don I received an eARC courtesy of JY/Yen Press via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This one is a bit hard to judge as it is a direct adaptation of the series so it makes it tricky.to review. I love the movie and I love the series. I think this will definitely serve to bring more kids to the series (because I am amazed at the number of people who didn't know it existed). It will also be a good launch into the upcoming Baymax series. It was amusing and the manga art-style was very well-done. It's just nothing new for me. For Libraries: Let's be honest, it's a graphic novel based on a Disney show, it's going to circulate.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    I loved the original film, but I haven't seen any subsequent films/tv shows since then. Big Hero 6 is perfect in comic and manga form, but I found this to be a little lackluster. I thought it would be a linear story to give more about the characters and their development, but each chapter is more like a separate villain fight instead and they aren't in any sort of chronological order. Others who are more invested in the films and series might enjoy this, but I was expecting a linear story and th I loved the original film, but I haven't seen any subsequent films/tv shows since then. Big Hero 6 is perfect in comic and manga form, but I found this to be a little lackluster. I thought it would be a linear story to give more about the characters and their development, but each chapter is more like a separate villain fight instead and they aren't in any sort of chronological order. Others who are more invested in the films and series might enjoy this, but I was expecting a linear story and that's not what this is. A plus though is the art style. Big hero 6 works well in anime/manga style. Thanks to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Giorgia

    *Review of Netgalley's ARC* This graphic novel collection is adorable. The 3 chapters bring forth 3 different stories following beloved Disney characters. I enjoyed the read until I started the last chapter, at which point I was very confused. I don't think the book follows a regular timeline as the events that happen in the last chapter should technically take place before the first chapter. My main critique is therefore that the book should follow events chronologically. Overall, I really enjoy *Review of Netgalley's ARC* This graphic novel collection is adorable. The 3 chapters bring forth 3 different stories following beloved Disney characters. I enjoyed the read until I started the last chapter, at which point I was very confused. I don't think the book follows a regular timeline as the events that happen in the last chapter should technically take place before the first chapter. My main critique is therefore that the book should follow events chronologically. Overall, I really enjoyed reading about Hiro, Baymax and the others and this is a fun little book for fans of Big Hero 6.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Emma Fitzgerald

    I really enjoyed hero 6 the film and when I saw the comic I was excited to read it. The front cover is really colourful which draws you to the comic. I really enjoyed the illustrations and you could really tell the what was going on and I liked there was only abit of writing in each picture and sometimes none. The comic is set after the film . It did not take me long to read. I found it bit difficult to read on the kindle due to it all not fitting on one page but in a comic it will be lot easier I really enjoyed hero 6 the film and when I saw the comic I was excited to read it. The front cover is really colourful which draws you to the comic. I really enjoyed the illustrations and you could really tell the what was going on and I liked there was only abit of writing in each picture and sometimes none. The comic is set after the film . It did not take me long to read. I found it bit difficult to read on the kindle due to it all not fitting on one page but in a comic it will be lot easier to see. Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this comic.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alix_reads

    I read Big Hero 6: The Series Vol. 1 all in one go, and I loved seeing Hiro, Baymax and the gang again! The comic has 3 chapters, which correspond to 3 of the first few episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series. My favourite was the third, which starts telling the story from where the movies leaves us, and how Hiro builds Baymax a new body. I loved the other two chapters as well- the first one is a complete "villain of the week" story, while the second leads to an interesting development. I hope it gets I read Big Hero 6: The Series Vol. 1 all in one go, and I loved seeing Hiro, Baymax and the gang again! The comic has 3 chapters, which correspond to 3 of the first few episodes of Big Hero 6 The Series. My favourite was the third, which starts telling the story from where the movies leaves us, and how Hiro builds Baymax a new body. I loved the other two chapters as well- the first one is a complete "villain of the week" story, while the second leads to an interesting development. I hope it gets continued in Vol. 2!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I adore the Big Hero 6 film and it was great being able to experience the characters & this world again. This volume has three manga arcs (which may be a little confusing for some readers since it doesn't appear to be chronological) and reads very much like a shounen manga. I would definitely recommend this to any of my middle schoolers who are into anime and manga and I think this is also good for my ELL students since the langu I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I adore the Big Hero 6 film and it was great being able to experience the characters & this world again. This volume has three manga arcs (which may be a little confusing for some readers since it doesn't appear to be chronological) and reads very much like a shounen manga. I would definitely recommend this to any of my middle schoolers who are into anime and manga and I think this is also good for my ELL students since the language is pretty accessible.

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