The oracle code : a graphic novel

by Nijkamp, Marieke,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon's first mystery: herself.

After a gunshot leaves her paralyzed below the waist, Barbara Gordon undergoes physical and mental rehabilitation at the Arkham Center for Independence. She must adapt to a new normal, but she cannot shake the feeling that something is dangerously amiss. Strange sounds escape at night while patients start to go missing.

Is this suspicion simply a result of her trauma? Or does Barbara actually hear voices coming from the center's labyrinthine hallways? It's up to her to put the pieces together to solve the mysteries behind the walls.

In The Oracle Code , universal truths cannot be escaped, and Barbara Gordon must battle the phantoms of her past before they consume her future.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Barbara Gordon is a teen hacker, puzzle-solver, and mystery-lover who spends evenings on Gotham City rooftops, coding away with her best friend. But after a gunshot paralyzes Barbara from the waist down, she--now using a wheelchair--is consigned to rehab at the Arkham Center for Independence. As she is divorced from friends and family, her fear and anguish compound themselves, and she angrily pushes back on everything she always believed herself to be. The huge, dark mansion of the institute has some huge, dark secrets, though, and cracking that code will require her to find strength in new friends and her old self. Nijkamp is freed from continuity here to create a complete and emotionally compelling journey for a character who needs to reclaim her life and identity, and overall, readers will find in Barbara a deeply human understanding. Preitano drenches the dark mansion in creepiness, particularly via several stylized story-within-a-story interludes, but keeps the personalities of the characters, their vulnerabilities and strength, front and center."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Shot while intervening in a robbery, Barbara Gordon loses both the use of her legs and her best friend, who stops talking to her after the incident. Enrolled in an in-patient rehabilitation program at the Arkham Center for Independence, Babs finds her anger and withdrawal lessening after she makes a group of new friends, who share stories of change and play card games and wheelchair basketball. When one, a girl named Jena, suddenly goes missing, Babs suspects foul play and immerses herself in investigating the unsettling mysteries of Arkham, utilizing her skills as a hacker and the help of allies inside and outside the center. This sharp-edged mystery nods to the Batman universe while centering Barbara, grounding her story, and granting her agency. Preitano excels at depicting emotion, particularly anger, through faces and body language to portray an intent young woman learning to move forward from trauma. Nijkamp repeatedly explores the idea that people with disabilities needn't be "fixed," along the way considering how stories can be used to reveal hard-to-communicate truths. Ages 13--up. (Mar.)■"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gordon, Barbara -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Hackers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rehabilitation -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
People with disabilities -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Physical therapy -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Psychotherapy -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Superhero comics.
Psychological comics.
Publisher Burbank, CA :DC Comics,2020
Contributors Preitano, Manuel, artist, illustrator.
DC Comics, Inc., publisher.
Language English
Notes "DC graphic novels for young adults"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 198 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781401290665
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