I was rather surprised that I had been avoiding these series of graphic novels. I suppose I thought nothing could be better than the original books, but instead I found myself crying all over again at the kind of crap that Card throws at my favorite characters. Poor Ender! Poor Bean! Bad author! And yet I understand why he did all of that and more. The illustrations were top notch and I really got into it, despite the somewhat hurried scenes, what else can you expect from a comic? It was really nice to give myself a fully emotional return to both Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow. I'm looking forward to reading the Speaker for the Dead installment, as well.