Broxo by Zack Giallongo


Can two young warriors defeat the walking dead?Princess Zora of the Granitewings has traveled far to seek the reclusive Peryton Clan. But Peryton Peak is abandoned, and there's no sign of the civilization that once inhabited it. No sign...but for a young warrior with no clan and no memory of his origins. His name is Broxo, and he is the key to a mystery that is far more dangerous than Zora can imagine.

Details Broxo

Release DateOct 2nd, 2012
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Young Adult, Adventure, Horror, Zombies, Fiction

Reviews Broxo

  • Anastasia
    4.5/5 stars In this wildly entertaining fantasy debut we meet Broxo, the only surviving member of a tribe of barbarians who once occupied a now-desolate mountain. All alone in the world, Broxo spends his time on the mountain hunting and avoiding the man-eating walking dead that periodically drag themselves out of a fetid lake. Everything changes when Zora, a foreign princess, arrives on the mountain seeking Broxo's lost tribe. Can the two young...
  • Calista
    This feels like the beginning of a great series. Why is this only a single book? This was a fun and interesting story. We know so very little about what is really going on. It seems to be the past somewhere. There are 5 clans that are trying to unite each other. There are Kings and Queens for each Clan. Broxo's clan has all died and he is the last of his clan. Somehow there are weird creatures all over the place and lots of Zombies that used to b...
  • Seth T.
    [This isn’t a picture of my body exactly, but perhaps consider it a rough approximation.]I used to be pretty athletic. Hiking, skimboarding, boogieboarding, skateboarding, running, jumping, destroying things that weren’t my body. It was an awesome time to be alive. I was reckless and wild and harboured little care for decisions that entailed in some form or other the principal question of How much is this going to hurt? Twenty years later, ne...
  • Melissa Chung
    This was a really good story. I'm guessing it's the middle ages? I had to look up clans. Clans are mostly associated with families in the Scottish Highlands. But, the wing headband Zora wears looks more roman to me. Romans did depart Scotland in the 5th century, but Broxo doesn't seem roman so I'm not sure when this story takes place. Anywho, back to the review. Zora is on a mission to find Peryton Peak to find the Peryton clan. If she can bring ...
  • Melki
    Wow - this was a delight! The art, the story, the warm, evocative colors! Strong female characters, including a kick-ass granny.This book should be eaten alive by Bone fans.
  • Jennifer Bacall
    Broxo is the debut fantasy graphic novel by Zack Giallongo and it is released today October 2, 2012. Although it is beautifully illustrated and does have brief moments of intensity and story clarity, there are too many confusing frames and sub-stories for me to fully recommend this title.Broxo is the lone survivor of his village which was slain by their own ancestors who had become zombies because they didn’t blow on the Wylern to summon the St...
  • Jessica at Book Sake
    Graphic Novel Review by ChrisThere is a really subtle brilliance with Broxo. The story is simple fare with an appropriate climatic ending, but the real power of this book is the moments in between the story. The characters feel alive in this book. The relationship that blossoms between the two main characters is tangible. Even the back story of secondary characters and the villain gain a life of their own. I could really see Broxo and Zoro being ...
  • Nick
    Daybreak by Brian Ralph and Broxo by Zack GiallongoWhy did I read it? Daybreak: I referenced this book in my Teen Literature class for my Master's in Information and Library Science.Broxo: It was an advanced reader copy that looked interesting.What happened? Daybreak: Your eyes snap open and you see a one-armed man walking toward you. He mentions that you don't want to be out in the open when night falls, so you follow him. After grabbing some fo...
  • GRPLTeens Grand Rapids Public Library
    Appeal Characteristics: strong female protagonist, humor, animals, undead human creatures, survival, homesickness, adventure, bravery, honor, spirits, outcast, stand a loneThis book is like Bones by Jeff Smith. It is kept in the Juvenile area...but it would be more appealing to YA readers. Due to the layout and just abstract concepts, I felt this book has potential to go either way. There was just a lot of implied stuff (that I love) and the stor...
  • Angie
    Book talk:Zora really wasn’t supposed to be there. In fact she kind of… snuck away from home. Her family might think she’s dead.She climbed Peryton Peak in search of the Peryton Clan, hoping to forge an alliance that would make her own clan proud. But instead the Peak is deserted and the land defiled, with little to eat or drink.That’s when she meets Broxo, who calls himself King. But where is his clan? He seems young to be a king, and wh...
  • Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    This was an incredibly adorable read. It's kind of a mix of genres- horror, fantasy, and history. I really liked that Broxo's character spoke as though he was living all alone for years. Deep down the story is rather touching. I can't say much without giving away the plot, so I will just have to say that you should read it. This is more of a children's graphic novel, but I have no doubt that adults would enjoy it and find it adorable as well.
  • Jennifer Green
    I enjoyed the illustrations and the story. The plot was smooth and does present a full story without needing a sequel. Although a sequel isn't out of the question.
  • Sarah
    I really wanted to like this more. I mean it's zombies, barbarians and a witch. It fell flat and needed a bit more characterization and plot.
  • Erika
    Fun story, great art.
  • Tucker
    This was an interesting mix to me. It seemed like the humor and the level of subtlety of the plot was definitely for a younger audience. However, some of the violence seemed like it might be better for older kids. This could just be my biases getting in the way. The art was excellent and I laughed out loud at certain points. Good read.
  • Dani Shuping
    Princess Zora is lost in a strange and desolate land. She's been looking for the Peryton clan so that she can lead them back to her father who hopes to unite all five clans together...and where she hopes to win the approval of her family. But at the moment she’s lost, cold, and far from home on a desolate mountain where she's being chased by beasts and by zombies coming from all directions. And the only person that she finds on that mountain is...
  • Brenda Lower
    This review, and others, can be found on my book blog at: Zora is climbing the mountain to look for the lost tribe. After being chased by some really large, furry animal, losing all her supplies, and sleeping in the rough, she is ready to be welcomed by the clan. Instead of finding a thriving village, she finds nothing but decay, death and one lone boy who claims to be the king of the tribe.Meet Broxo...
  • Erica
    Princess Zora risked it all to prove herself and help save her kingdom by finding the reclusive Peryton clan. But it was all for nothing. There is nothing left of the clan but a boy named Broxo who doesn't have any memory of the past. In the clan's place is a horde of walking dead. As Zora and Broxo fight for their lives they try to get to the center of the mystery of what happened to the Peryton clan, but it looks like Zora might have to go back...
  • Honya
    For first impressions, Broxo wasn’t a bad graphic novel, but it didn’t really grip me or win my affections either. It’s got a fairly contemporary graphic novel style, as opposed to a classic comic book or a manga style. The visuals work, for the most part, although I must confess that it took me a moment to realize that Zora was actually a girl. In general, the style is just kind of more “boyish” if you will, rougher lines, strong movem...
  • Kay
    I'm not sure why I didn't take to this, but there was something a little off for me here. Maybe the male/female dynamics. Broxo is developmentally stunted (having been alone for so long), but Princess Zora is very aware that she's a young woman and he's a young man. I don't know why, but the whole thing came off as a little uncomfortable. There is clearly strong relationship growth and character growth in the story, and the ending is very sweet, ...
  • Liza Halley
    My 10-year-old read this and wasn't so into it, but I gave it a read and liked it. It's not my favorite graphic novel because I think the plot/storyline has some issues, but I like the subject matter (girl goes off in anger but finds herself and helps others) and I love stories with fights, swords, monsters in them. The story brings up issues of what it means to be part of community, family and what it means to be a friend all in a dark setting t...
  • Mariama
    Forgetting your past is like forgetting who you are.
  • Amanda Walz
    A good adventure story, a little confusing at first...
  • Martin
    I liked this well enough. Nothing too fancy here, but a fun story about death and undead zombies, ghosts and stuff.
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    3.5 starsA fun adventure with a bit of magic
  • Clinton Sheppard
    I was thrown off a bit by the flashbacks but otherwise a pretty good story. Good artwork.
  • Sara
    Way too short! I want more!
  • Lindsey
    This one fell flat for me. Lack of plot and characterization.
  • David Thomas
    The art was superb, but the story didn't grab me.