Sci-Fu

Sci-Fu

Hip-Hop, Sci-Fi and Kung Fu all hit the turn-tables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage) sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches the perfect beat and accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Hip-Hop, Sci-Fi and Kung Fu all hit the turn-tables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Me...

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Title:Sci-Fu
Author:Yehudi Mercado
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1620104725
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

Sci-Fu Reviews

  • Sarah
    Apr 24, 2018
    What? What? Whaaaaaaaat? ...
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Sep 04, 2018
    Rapping kids from Brooklyn wind up on another planet with their Uncle Rashad, and it turns out that Wax has got some sort of connection to this planet, making him into a sci-fu warrior. All the battles include rap in some way or another, one of the fabulous girls who accidentally come ...
  • Betsy
    May 07, 2018
    Not too long I attended a local comic convention in the Chicago area call C2E2. I?d been to the New York Comic Con once or twice, but that was small potatoes compared to this extravaganza. While there I had the chance to see something that a lot of librarians miss: Comics in their na...
  • Bruce
    Aug 02, 2018
    Wax?s scratches to his girlfriend Polly Bring her running to his pad, O golly But it also takes him out of his world Into another dimension he?s swirled. Now he?s got to fight robot freaks Or all his pals are gonna be dead meat. Now Kubuki Snowman must train him deep So he...
  • Hamster
    Aug 30, 2018
    Got this free from Netgalley. Loved the art. I stopped a quarter of the way through but my kids finished it on their own. My 9-yr-old boy gave it 3 stars, my 11-yr-old girl gave it 5. I would've given it one or two because I can't stand rap, or rhyming books, and the hood culture was a...
  • Kevin Hodgson
    Jul 28, 2018
    This is a fun start to a new series, using hip hop and New York City (eh, Brooklyn) as the setting for adventure (with a portal to a world of robots). Lots of humor and rapping. ...
  • Billie
    Feb 27, 2018
    The illustrations are awesome and the story is fun, but the rap battles don't translate well to written text and, since the raps are kind of central to the whole concept of the book, it negatively impacted my impression of the book as a whole. ...
  • Jennifer
    Sep 03, 2018
    Cute and fun, retro and futuristic. I loved figuring out which raps they were sampling. Give it to your middle graders who love hip hop and rap. ...
  • Heather Taake
    Jul 30, 2018
    So fun! Love the rhymes, the fact that it?s set in the 80s, and the artwork is awesome! ...
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    May 03, 2018
    This was cool! I definitely want more. ...
  • Sesana
    Sep 10, 2018
    Lots to like here. The cast is great, especially the uncle who swears in ice cream flavors, and the story idea is a lot of fun. It's just a little bit rushed, like this could have been two full graphic novels of this size instead of just one. Great, graffiti inspired artwork, though. ...
  • Alison
    Jul 11, 2018
    Something new a different! Brings together the world of hip hop and science fiction ...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    Dec 31, 2017
    Wax is determined to be the best DJ in the world, but when his mixes accidentally answer an interstellar challenge, he'll have to be the best DJ in the universe to protect his family and friends from the robots of Discotopia, where he fights against the evil King using the ancient art ...
  • Jaime Guzman
    Jul 21, 2018
    Yes, yes, y'all and you don't stop. A very fun story of a kid DJ who goes by "Wax" who while spinin' and scratchin' records on the "wheels of steel" inadvertently sends out an interstellar challenge. Hip Hop and martial arts mix together as Wax, his uncle Rashad, his little sister The ...
  • Kate
    Feb 10, 2018
    Good little middle-grade graphic novel that manages to seamlessly connect sci-fi and hip-hop in 1980s Brooklyn. Some of the references may go over the head of younger readers, but all the knowing inclusions that Mercado adds into the narrative don't detract from the story-telling, so r...
  • Lindsey
    Dec 20, 2017
    *I received an ARC of this title courtesy of NetGalley* Thirteen-year-old Wax is on a mission to be the best DJ in Brooklyn, but he just might have to be the best in the universe to get the girl and save his neighborhood. One day Wax?s skills on the 1s and 2s transport him to D...
  • Chad
    Mar 28, 2018
    A blended up puree of Scott Pilgrim and Parappa the Rapper with a swirl of Run DMC. ...
  • Manon
    Mar 08, 2018
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Wax is a kid from Brooklyn, he loves DJing, rapping and hanging out with his best friend. One day, as he?s DJing, something very weird happens and his entire house and the street near it is transported into anot...
  • Tyler Kroon
    Apr 24, 2018
    A neat mashup of hip-hop, sci-fi, and kung-fu in a graphic novel for all ages. Wax is a talented kid DJ who gets transported into a different dimension, along with some of his friends and family, to learn ?sci-fu? and face an evil robot in a DJ showdown. Definitely a unique concept...
  • Theediscerning
    Jan 02, 2018
    Just think first, whatever you do - consider if your brain is up to the gaudiest, trashiest artwork around, and if it could cope with a daft and childish sci-fantasy adventure where the characters talk in rap and hip-hop lingo. Mine wasn't, and couldn't. ...
  • Heather Brown
    Jan 08, 2018
    Really retro but fully futuristic, Sci-Fu is a fun rap battle graphic novel. Wax's mix skills accidentally get him in a duel with rapping kung fu robot aliens. If Wax loses, the aliens gain control of not just Brooklyn, but the whole earth. If Wax wins, maybe he will also win the heart...
  • Jenee
    Apr 20, 2018
    Perfect blend of hip hop and science fiction! Love illustrations and the characters! ...
  • Adam Stone
    Mar 12, 2018
    Have you been looking for an all ages book featuring a mostly Black cast, an ice cream truck, robot aliens, hip-hop, and cats. Well, it's finally Your Year. Sci-Fu is a fun book, if you can stomach 80s style raps as written in the voice of young teenagers. It's silly, beautifully dr...
  • Jenn
    Apr 13, 2018
    I won a copy of this graphic novel. Wax is a DJ and manages to scratch a beat that responds to an Alien challenge. Transpotred through space to the awaiting challenger, Wax and his friends must fight Choo Choo and his Five Deadly Dangers. Drawings are vibrant and the characters are ...
  • Kayla Leitschuh
    Jun 14, 2018
    If you like Robots, DJ Battles, and Intergalactic Rivalry then this action-packed graphic novel is sure to please. ...
  • Destiny Henderson
    Sep 11, 2018
    I liked it though it drags towards the end. ...
  • Watch Books
    Apr 15, 2018
    *Received through NetGalley* DNF 2.5 My first time reading/reviewing a "comic book" so my expectations could have been way too low or high but.... The book started off somewhat strong, then completely spiraled in my opinion. THE GOOD First and formost, a fun, chill, creat...
  • Lauren S
    Sep 11, 2018
    I really enjoyed this graphic novel that I picked up at the library. I originally picked it up because of the vibrant graphics in the book. I had no idea what this book was going to be about, but I was pleasantly surprised as I was reading! I can't wait for book 2 to come out! ...
  • Mikey The High School Librarian
    May 23, 2018
    This book right here was given to me from a great friend and I gotta say it delivers a very unique experience. This story feels like it could make for a great cartoon series on Cartoon Network. What I loved! 1. I appreciated the many 80s and 90s references. 2. A great number o...
  • wildct2003
    Aug 03, 2018
    Enjoyable blend of genres. Not sure I quite got the ending, but that's ok. Fun to read. ...