Cosmoknights. Book one / Hannah Templer.

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      Summary: "For this ragtag band of space gays, liberation means beating the patriarchy at its own game. Pan's life used to be very small. Work in her dad's body shop, sneak out with her friend Tara to go dancing, and watch the skies for freighter ships. It didn't even matter that Tara was a princess... until one day it very much did matter, and Pan had to say goodbye forever. Years later, when a charismatic pair of off-world gladiators show up on her doorstep, she finds that life may not be as small as she thought. On the run and off the galactic grid, Pan discovers the astonishing secrets of her neo-medieval world... and the intoxicating possibility of burning it all down."--Provided by publisher.
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      TEMPLER, H. Cosmoknights. [s. l.]: Top Shelf Productions, 2019. ISBN 9781603094542. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
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      Templer H. Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions; 2019. Accessed February 20, 2020.
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      Templer, H. (2019). Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions.
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      Templer, Hannah. 2019. Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions.
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      Templer, H. (2019) Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions. Available at: (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
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      Templer, H 2019, Cosmoknights, Top Shelf Productions, viewed 20 February 2020, .
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      Templer, Hannah. Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Templer, Hannah. Cosmoknights. Top Shelf Productions, 2019.
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      Templer H. Cosmoknights [Internet]. Top Shelf Productions; 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2

In the twenty-second century, the patriarchy exerts control over countless planets via a sporting event in which 40 mech-suited male "cosmoknights" duke it out in a space-joust battle royal. The last man standing wins the hosting planet's princess, who is married off to the victor's royal-family sponsor. Five years after Pan helped her best friend escape life as a princess, she stows away with a pair of Spartan, off-world women who resist the patriarchy by winning games and freeing princesses. This volume collects the first arc of Templer's recent web comic, covering what is mostly an introduction to the world, characters, and greater conflict—and an excellent introduction it is. The "neo-medieval" design is an engaging aesthetic, fusing castles and suits of armor with space-tech and cyberpunk cityscapes. The art, rooted in cosmic pinks and blues, beautifully renders the pivotal action sequences, capturing the frantic cadence of combat in easy-to-follow panels and serving plenty of glorious hero shots. A timely piece of queer, feminist sf with a bright future—and an enticing option for Fortnite gamers. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 September #5

Templer (the Glow series) breaks out in her first solo title, a gorgeous and timely space adventure saga. Pan, a young and rebellious mechanic, helps her planet's princess (who happens to be her best friend) escape a forced marriage. Five years later, this has rendered Pan persona non grata in a quasifeudalistic society obsessed with royalty. But when Bee and Cass, a pair of charismatic "cosmoknights"—mech-suited fighters who compete in gladiatorial jousts to "win" princesses for their sponsors—show up wounded at her door, Pan discovers that she's not the only person in the galaxy who hates the system. Pan stows away on the knights' ship, and convinces them to let her join in their quest to liberate as many princesses as possible, by winning their hand and then setting them free; but will the newly formed trio survive their first bout? And who is the mysterious woman following them? Every panel hums and crackles with glowingly lush, well-realized worldbuilding. The dynamic action sequences, which merge tech and renaissance tropes, seem to leap off the page. But as lovely as Templer's art is, it's her political commentary that shines brightest: blunt yet incisive, Templer skewers patriarchal "go along to get along" mindsets and offers a dazzling vision of radical direct action—with rocket boots. Agent: Charlie Olsen, Inkwell. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.