The Backstagers

The Backstagers

Book - 2017
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All the world's a stage . . . but what happens behind the curtain is pure magic--literally!

When Jory transfers to an all-boys private high school, he's taken in by the only ones who don't treat him like a new kid, the lowly stage crew known as the Backstagers. Not only does he gain great, lifetime friends, Jory is also introduced to an entire magical world that lives beyond the curtain. With the unpredictable twists and turns of the underground world, the Backstagers venture into the unknown, determined to put together the best play their high school has ever seen.

James Tynion IV ( Detective Comics, The Woods ) teams up with artist Rian Sygh ( Munchkin, Stolen Forest ) for an incredibly earnest story that explores what it means to find a place to fit in when you're kinda an outcast.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BOOM! STUDIOS, 2017
ISBN: 9781608869930
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL (PAPER) (TEEN) Tynion, James
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illulstrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Sygh, Rian
Baiamonte, Wlater
Alternative Title: Back stagers


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SPPL_Anna Mar 15, 2018

A magical fantasy set in the backstage of a high school theater department?! This feels made for me!

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Oct 20, 2018

Diverse, deeply caring series about a group of boys in a private high school who work backstage in the theater. It so happens that said backstage isn't exactly normal. New kid Jory finds a world of magic there, but more importantly, a world of friendship. This series allows its boys and young men to be full people with a full range of emotions, and that is such a powerful thing in a culture of toxic masculinity. Hat off to all the creators for making this gentle, safe space for all these characters and and any readers who desperately need that as well.

We just loved this graphic novel about the weird and wonderful happenings backstage in an all-boy's high school theatre department! The characters are inclusive and endearing, and memorable, and the mysteries are strange and hilarious. A must-read!

I really want to press this comic into everyone's hands and say REEAD IT!! I'm a former theater kid, and I <3 everything about this series that blends fantasy with the backstage crew in a high school theater.

SPPL_Anna Mar 15, 2018

A magical fantasy set in the backstage of a high school theater department?! This feels made for me!

Jan 24, 2018

A story of the kids behind the curtain, with a fun twist. The backstagers are the back bone of their schools theater, but what everyone doesn't know is they have a magic tunnel system with ever changing doors and rooms that they get all of their supplies from. The trick is the tunnels can be dangerous if you don't know how to navigate them. A fun twist on the culture of technical theater. As a once high school backstager there was plenty of great moments I related to.


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