Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

Spill Zone

The first volume of an original graphic novel series for young adults, from New York Times--bestselling author Scott WesterfeldThree years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sis...

Details Spill Zone

TitleSpill Zone
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Comics, Horror, Fiction

Reviews Spill Zone

  • Patrick
    Everything I like in a graphic novel. Good, character-focused story. Good dialogue. A world that feels real, and an interesting premise with a hint of the fantastic in it.Really looking forward to the second one....
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I loved this one! It was different for me. I got it from the library but the physical copy is on my Amazon wishlist now 😄Mel ❤ I loved this one! It was different for me. I got it from the library but the physical copy is on my Amazon wishlist now 😄Mel ❤️
  • Philip
    3.75ish stars. This is a fun, well-written, well-drawn graphic novel that deserved more recognition than it's gotten so far. Westerfeld is the popular author of the Uglies and Leviathan series so it's surprising that this title seems to have fallen between the cracks. A mysterious "event" has turned Poughkeepsie (isn't that just the best city name?), NY into a deserted creep zone full of supernatural phenomena, including the zombified forms of it...
  • Sarah Churchill
    LOOOOOVE. It's going to be a very long wait for the next one!
  • Misty
    3.75 I don't know if I'm quite as enthusiastic about this one as so many other people seem to be, but I definitely did enjoy it, and will read more in the series. Though I find the art well-suited to the storyline, it's a little too messy for my tastes (though I got used to it, and do think it was the right choice, plot-wise), and in the beginning, I found the actual story telling (the literal words, not the plot) to be strangely stilted or sligh...
  • Chad
    I really enjoyed this despite the subpar art. Addison lives just outside Poughkeepsie which has been abandoned after an unexplained event happened there. She takes care of her little sister by illegally taking pictures inside the Spill Zone and selling them as art. Inside the Spill Zone the laws of physics might not apply and mutated animals roam the streets. We find out a similar event happened inside North Korea and she is hired to bring someth...
  • kayla ☺
    3.5/4.0 STARSI thought this graphic novel was really interesting. I loved the creepiness of the illustrations/plot. The only reason I'm not giving it 4 stars is because it ended in a weird way. I know there's more books in the series (which I'm going to read) but I still found where they left off to be confusing. It left me wanting more which is probably what they meant but I was at least hoping for sometime of hint about what the Spill Zone real...
  • Sesana
    A very interesting start to a new series. I've read one or two things by Westerfeld before, but I think this is the first series of his that I've felt compelled to read whatever is coming next. This particular volume is largely world building, which is fair. There's quite a bit to establish, even when so much about this world is uncertain even to those who live in it. The exact nature of the disaster that has turned Addison's hometown into a Cher...
  • Krista Regester
    Haunting art, and I'm excited for the sequel.
  • Skip
    People are not allowed in the mysterious Poughkeepsie Spill Zone since the night of the Spill. Teenager Addison Merrick was out of town and returned to find her parents missing, and presumably dead, a mute younger sister. Finding herself the new head of household, Addison supports the two of them by periodically sneaking into the Spill Zone and taking photos of the weirdness there to sell to collectors. The Spill Zone waffles between mysterious a...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.SPILL ZONE is creepy. Wonderfully, awesomely creepy. In part because of the creepiness, I think the storyline of SPILL ZONE is a perfect fit for the graphic novel medium, and the images coupled with the story are delightfully scary and not something you want to read right before bedtime!With a short description, I really wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked open SPILL ZONE. I hadn't read anything e...
  • Jaime Arkin
    I am going to admit that I am a newbie to the graphic novel world… I’ve read a couple and want to read more, so when the opportunity to read Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld arose I jumped at the chance! Before I mention the story, I have to talk about the art… It’s just incredible you guys and Alex Puvilland did an amazing job conveying all the creepiness and suspense in every frame! The story itself is so creepily fantastic that I can’t...
  • Ran
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The main character Addison Merritt lives outside of Poughkeepsie, where a nuclear/nanotech accident turned the city into a living nightmare slash quarantine Zone. Addison sneaks in often to take photographs for money. But there are some really fantastic/horror show elements to the Spill Zone, and definitely mystery surrounding this accident. As a result of the spill, her little sister Lexa does not speak ... y...
  • Liza Wiemer
    What a graphic novel! There is a DOLL! A creepy, goose-bump making, chilling doll!!!! Plus a kick-ass awesome girl, who rides a motorcycle! Yesssss!I was hooked from page one. Scott Westerfeld has a perfect blend of intrigue and creepy. This is a story that you won't be able to forget. I can't wait to see what happens next and find out more about the terrifying place that's THE SPILL ZONE!
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  • Melliane
    4.5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI did not know about this comics but the synopsis immediately intrigued me. When I received it I must say that I was really surprised, the book-object is really beautiful. This volume has a beautiful cover and brilliant pages, everything is very beautiful! And what about the talent of the illustrator? Everything makes you want to read it!The Spill Zone is very well known in the region but nobody has acce...
  • Faith
    Wow. That was crazy cool.I don't even really know what to say. It feels like the pilot episode to a really cool new TV show, and I just can't wait to see more. I love the story telling, and the suspense was intense. The art wasn't really my favorite, but I did like it. I'm extremely intrigued.
  • Anna
    Oh Scott, do you ever disappoint me?This was a blast, can't wait for the next one!
  • Rebekah
    Fast paced, creepy and suspenseful, Spill Zone is the first graphic novel in the series, and will leave you with more questions than answers.The heroine, Addison is an artist who sells her photographs of the disaster area known as the spill zone. The story was based in part, on a terrible incident that happened in central Brazil. Westerfeld explains that thieves broke into a closed-up hospital and took a radiotherapy unit to sell for scrap metal....
  • Cecelia
    Scott Westerfeld is a favorite author – an old favorite at this point. I read his YA just after I started blogging (so many years ago omg)! He remains a favorite partly because many of his stories are about girls doing things. The other part is that he writes reliably engaging science fiction (his Leviathan books are so my jam it isn’t even funny). When I found out that he had a graphic novel coming out (with Alex Puvilland illustrating), I c...
  • Zedsdead
    An otherworldly Annihilation-style mystery zone has appeared in Poughkeepsie, NY. "Mutated" doesn't begin to describe what has happened to the animals there. Objects fly about in weird patterns, people float catatonic in the air with light emanating from their faces, and physics inside the Spill Zone tend to be suggestions rather than laws.An orphaned photographer supports herself and her damaged sister by sneaking into the Spill Zone and selling...
  • Austin Miller
    Several thoughts: 1. What the hell? 2. I'm not sure what is happening really. 3. Why isn't there MORE? I gave it 3 stars because I wanted MORE. It was so fast and I didn't feel much happened (clearly it's setting the scene for the rest of the story) before it ended too soon. The artwork is lovely though and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
  • Michelle Morrell
    I crazy enjoyed this one, the story of two girls living inside the quaranteed area around a "spill zone," ... a technicolor nightmare, alternate dimension bleed-through that decimated a city. A dreamscape where one wrong step can literally kill you and the animals might just be moaning your name. One girl tries to raise her orphaned sister while sneaking in to take pictures she sells on the black market, only to be picked for something even more ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    That was good. Weird and creepy, but very good. I'll have to continue this series for sure. If you like Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, you'll probably enjoy Spill Zone.
  • Megan
    That's it??? That's how we're going to end it? Okay, now I'll have to keep an eye out for the rest because I want-no, I NEED to know what happens next!!
  • LynnDee (The Library Lush)
    Usually a graphic novel either gets me with the characters, or the art. This one, however, really hooked me with the plot, to where I definitely want to continue with the next volume.
  • Gina
    A good steady read. Very engaging.