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by Ryan Kelly,Brian Wood

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Ryan Kelly,Brian Wood
Minx; 1st edition (July 22, 2008)
176 pages
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The New York Four is a book that is actually worthy of the title graphic "novel The art by Ryan Kelly is amazing. His characters are individual and recognizable. His scenery is detailed and real.

The New York Four is a book that is actually worthy of the title graphic "novel. The story and characters are as complex and interesting as in any prose novel or movie. Riley Wilder is a shy introvert, a feature which her parents have actually fostered because her wild and unruly older sister ran away from home. The art by Ryan Kelly is amazing.

The New York Four book. Brian Wood has been a writer I went from not really enjoying to loving most of his work

The New York Four book. Ryan Kelly’s artwork is gorgeous as always, but the story, if you can call it that, is lame. Shy girl meets a sketchy guy. Slutty girl flirts with whoever’s around. Brian Wood has been a writer I went from not really enjoying to loving most of his work. Then I heard about this, by the same team that did "Local" and I HAD to check it out. So this is about four girls first year in college. However, it's mostly focused on just one girl, Riley, and her quest to break out into the real world.

The others in the New York Four get less space for their characters to unfold - a page here, a page there. Given this treatment of the secondary characters I can only assume that this is the first book in a series, during which further aspects of these girls will be revealed - and these aspects will no doubt cause heartache, angst, and drama. Can’t wait! In a lot of ways, this actually reminds me of Frederick Kohner’s Gidget novels and therein lies its charm.

New York Four is a smart, charming, and stunningly rendered page-turner from the New York Times best-selling duo Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly. Пользовательский отзыв - KateSherrod - LibraryThing. This little OGN from Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly almost got a fifth star, but little things kept yanking me out of the story, namely the little guidebook/status updates. At first I thought they were.

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Written by Brian Wood Art and cover by Ryan Kelly A new Minx graphic novel from acclaimed writer Brian Wood .

Written by Brian Wood Art and cover by Ryan Kelly A new Minx graphic novel from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ)! Just starting her freshman year at NYU,. The ultimate insider's guide to New York City is presented through the eyes of Brooklyn-born Riley, who is starting her freshman year at NYU and is about to find out what an adventure-and a mystery-living in the Big Apple can be.

Ryan Kelly (born January 29, 1976) is an American comic book artist . The New York Four (with Brian Wood, Minx, 2007). The New York Five Vertigo (DC Comics) Jan 2011 - April - 2011.

Ryan Kelly (born January 29, 1976) is an American comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Lucifer and Local. He worked with Peter Gross on the DC/Vertigo comic books Lucifer and The Books of Magic. He is now on the MCAD staff, teaching the occasional inking class, as well as classes for younger students. He has also moved on to work on other books, including guest inking responsibilities on American Virgin and penciling duties for AiT/PlanetLar's Giant Robot Warriors with Stuart Moore.

Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly. Just starting her freshman year at NYU, Riley is about to find out what an adventure - and a mystery - living in New York City can be. The ultimate insider's guide to NYC is seen through the eyes of Brooklyn-born Riley. What Riley doesn't bank on is accidentally falling in love with arty older sister's boyfriend. See all books by Brian Wood. Brian Wood is the creator/cocreator and writer of numerous comic books and graphic novels, including DMZ, The Massive, Channel Zero. ore about Brian Wood. Category: Graphic Novels & Manga.

Find sources: "Brian Wood" comics – news · newspapers · books · scholar . The New York Four Collected Omnibus Graphic Novel (with Ryan Kelly, 2014, ISBN 1-6165-5605-6).

Find sources: "Brian Wood" comics – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Brian Wood For the company, he did a 25-issue stint on Conan the Barbarian, a 20-issue run on Star Wars, and a miniseries leading into the release of the Eve: Valkyrie virtual reality video game.

Riley, a shy straight-A student, struggles to balance her first year of college with new friends, a reunion with her estranged sister, and a secret virtual relationship that begins to consume her time, attention, and energy.
  • Thetalas
Lovely comic with a well told story. Highly recommended
  • Kirizius
Awesome as I'd expect from Brian Wood. The sequel NY Five was even better.
  • Vital Beast
I was a bit disappointed upon receiving New York Four. It wasn't the coming-of-age story I was expecting. Instead, it was bland and formulaic. Ryan Kelly's art is nice and serviceable, but also looks a bit rushed. Brian Wood's writing is frankly self-indulgent and constantly insists upon his own New York street cred. After a while, you're thinking "Ok, I get it. You like in NY." Not much of a real story. Save your money.
  • Mananara
I read this book was very unoriginal and predictable I almost stopped reading it it was a quick read I guess it would be great for someone very young and someone who doesn't know a lot of normal story plots . I loved the drawings I only spent a bit more than $4 on it so it wasn't a total waste . I cut out all the illustrations of NYC and threw the book away
  • Lo◘Ve
The New York Four is almost as much of a tour book as a graphic novel. Artist Ryan Kelly duplicates actual Big Apple scenes down to the billboards and graffiti practically, and writer Brian Wood splatters the text with you-are-there descriptions of the locale. He offers sightseeing tips, restaurant guides, record-store reviews and more; it's like getting a tour of the sites used in the making of the story while you're still reading the story.

It's a fun concept for a graphic novel, and with an illustrator as talented as Kelly, one whose work so effortlessly captures real life and true human features, it's a natural. Wood unfortunately dips into pedantry at times with his descriptions (he assumes his audience is not only completely unaware of New York, but also doesn't know who Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison are). No matter. The New York Four has more than enough charm to make up for this, starting with the fact that it's delightfully free of melodrama. It's not purposely dark and insular.

While The New York Four is ostensibly about four friends, the title could just as easily be about the 4 subway train. That's how deeply into the heart of the city the book delves, and how much it succeeds in capturing the look and feel of the city. The story centers primarily on just one of the gang of four (the other three are fascinating too, but they're seen primarily in sequel-preparing glimpses). Riley is a native New Yorker, but her freshman year at NYU is her first trip into Manhattan. She's been raised by obsessively overprotective parents in Brooklyn, pushed to excel academically but not allowed to develop her own interests. Even her personality is sheltered and underformed.

Riley's older sister was sheltered the same way, but she managed to escape years ago and hasn't spoken to her parents ever since. Now living with her boyfriend in downtown Manhattan, she's the wild child Riley longs to be, and her influence helps Riley to finally exert some of her own personality.

The New York Four centers mostly on Riley's quest for independence and her burgeoning social life, as well as her flirty text-message-only relationship with a mysterious stranger known only as Sneakerfreak. Riley and Sneakerfreak finally meet face-to-face in the final act of the novel, and it leads to the most surprising twist of the story and positions Riley and the rest of her cohorts for more interesting journeys in the city that never sleeps. That's good news. It will be fun to spend some more time--and to get plenty more New York City tips and tricks--in subsequent stories.

-- John Hogan
  • Quynaus
The New York Four (MINX)

To be honest, I originally wanted to hold off on getting this book because of its target demographic, but as soon as I saw the preview art on it I was sold. The art was every bit as good as Local's and Brian's writing was just as good.

I loved the format as well, I've always wanted to read a manga sized American comic. It has the same feel as a manga volume and it has the structure of one too. It's broken down into bite sized chapters, much like in manga, and you can easily finish reading it in about an hour or so (if you're a slow reader like me).

Like in Local, we have a female protaganist, Riley, who has just enrolled into NYU. She's a quiet character though and that dynamic soon comes into play; she has to fend for herself right from the get-go and she soon finds that university is just the beginning of her struggles. But, thankfully, she has help in the form of her girlfriends. Before long, this book unfolds pretty much the way you expect it to, 'girl' problems abound.

In other words, its just like Local but with a lighter tone. And that's great if you want more of that kind of storytelling. If you aren't looking for another Local, then I'm afraid you may find yourself getting bored very quickly. My suggestion would be to read the preview first and see if you like it; that's what I did and that paid off big time; this book will be a permanant fixture on my bookshelf.
  • Pruster
The New York Four is about Riley Wilder trying to make it though her first semester in college, and the three girls she befriends during that time.

This was a good book. Was it the Citizen Kane of comics? No, but it was a fun read, that rang true with what it is like during your first semester in college, as well as the landscape of New York City. The city felt alive in every since of the word, it felt as much as a character as Riley and her friends and family do.

I was unaware until the end that this is the first of what will be a line of books. Which I am very happy about, I cannot wait to see what happens next in the girls' lives. There are story elements that felt unfinished at the end, like Lona's story with her teacher. This will, I assume, be resolved in a up coming book, but felt like some kind of closer should have been put in, even if it ended up being a cliffhanger.

Ryan Kelly's artwork is wonderful, the panel flow is great, but still has stuff in the background that is interesting to look at. My only problem is that the girls look older then the college freshmen they are suppose to be. But Kelly's use of zip-a-tone has, and still amazes me.

I did find it a little tacky how ever that the book had 24 pages of previews for other Minx books in the back.