Eyebrow-raisingly, heart-stoppingly pacey adventures starring the boy every would-be teen superhero wants to be, the Alex Rider books are now available as stylish graphic novels. The medium is perfect for these adrenaline-filled stories and, in the hands of some of the best comics artists of the day, the book looks terrific. The whole story is compressed into 176 colourful pages, action conveyed entirely through the illustrations and speech-bubble dialogue and it has all the excitement and thrill of the novel – the shock ending will leave readers gaping! Great stuff for fans of Alex Rider old and new, and a super accessible version of an excellent children’s book. ~ Andrea Reece
In the fifth book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, teenage spy Alex travels to Venice to discover the truth about his past. But the truth lies with a criminal organization known as Scorpia, and Alex must make a choice ...work for MI6 once more, or betray everything he believes in.
There are Graphic Novels for these Alex Rider adventures -
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the original full print edition of Scorpia. You can read their full reviews here.
Rachel Galbraith, age 10 - 'This amazing book sums up the first half of the series...The Alex Rider series is still keeping me page turning long after bedtime.' Read full review >
Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'I really enjoyed this novel, as I have with all previous novels in this series. The fast-paced and tension filled story will appeal to teenagers and any lovers of spy novels.' Read full review >
Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'It is quite different to the previous books in the series, and starts to get darker as you learn more about Alex and his parents.' Read full review >
Dylan Sweet, age 11 - 'Scorpia is by far one of the best books in the series.' Read full review >
Alice East, age 10 - 'This is Alex Rider’s 5th mission Scorpia. In this book Alex discovers some secrets about his family’s past and Scorpia. Will Alex work with Scorpia or will he stay loyal to MI6?' Read full review >
Chloe McIlroy, age 14 - 'Exciting, fast-paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat! You won't be able to put it down!' Read full review >
Joseph Kinder, age 11 - 'this is the best book in the Alex Rider series...children over the age of ten will be intrigued by the idea of Alex being tempted by the enemy – it is a book that forces you to read on.' Read full review >
Jake Fletcher, age 14 - 'Sabotage. Corruption. Intelligence. Assassination. Did Alex Rider’s father really work for Scorpia? Alex needs to decide whether he’s a spy, or a criminal – just like his father? This book is a brilliant book.' Read full review >
Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'The fifth book in the series and I think the best yet! There are certainly some shocks in this one. He questions who his father was. He goes in search of Scorpia to find out his destiny...Anthony Horowitz is an AMAZING writer. 10 out of 10 once again!' Read full review >
William Longlands, age 11 - '5/5. Revelations about his father and a change of scene for Alex. Excellent as normal.' Read full review >
Mukunth Kowsik, age 13 - 'Alex Rider in his most dangerous mission, venturing through the streets of Venice, hunting for the missing link to his past and his future.' Read full review >
Alex Faulkner, age 10 - 'The Alex Rider books just get better and better each time. I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through...This book has lots of tension and action on every page. I read it over and over again.' Read full review >
Luke Bauer, age 12 - 'Taking the advantage of going on a school summer trip to Venice, the last words of Yassen Gregorovitich echo in Alex's head. He is now betraying his friends by walking into the hands of the enemy...' Read full review >
Scorpia The Graphic Novel Press Reviews
Praise for the Alex Rider Graphic Novel series:
“A wholly successful adaptation” - The School Librarian
Anthony Horowitz (pictured) is an award-winning children’s author, writer for television and creator of the phenomenal bestselling Alex Rider and Power of 5 series as well as the Diamond Brothers Detective books – all published by Walker Books. He lives in central London, EC1.
Antony Johnston is an award-winning author of more than a dozen graphic novels in everything from horror to romance, and has also written video games, books and animation. He has reinvented Marvel’s flagship character Wolverine for manga, and adapted many of Alan Moore’s prose works into comic form. He lives in ...