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Clock striker. Volume 1, "I'm gonna be a SMITH!" / story and art by Issaka Galadima with Frederick L. Jones.

Galadima, Issaka, (author,, illustrator.). Jones, Frederick L. (Manga author), (author,, illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0760381577
  • ISBN: 9780760381571
  • Physical Description: 218 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, an imprint of The Quatro Group, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Manga-inspired comics"--back cover.
Summary, etc.:
Clock Striker follows Shonen manga's first Black female lead hero, Cast, in her quest to become a member of the SMITHS, the legendary warrior engineers. Cast dreams of being a SMITH, and though she's rather handy with her tools, no one in her small town ever realizes their dreams. Besides, these legendary warrior engineers haven't been seen in years and were never known for having female members. Fortunately, Cast meets one surviving member named Ms. Philomena Clock, who agrees to take her on as her apprentice, or striker. Now Cast is thrust into one deadly adventure after another! From cybernetic desperadoes to technology thieves and more, Cast has to use her mind and her remodeled robotics-lab prosthetic hand, which offers unfathomable offensive power in the form of scientific experiments. Need lightning? Cast can generate it from her hand! Cast's mentor seeks to uncover an ominous mystery that explains what happened to the SMITHS and shines a light on a hidden power that may be within Cast herself. Can Cast become a new member of the SMITHS? More importantly, can Cast survive the process to become a SMITH?
Target Audience Note:
T for Teen, recommended for ages 13+. Contains action scenes and mild profanitiy.
Subject: Women engineers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Apprentices > Comic books, strips, etc.
Technology > Comic books, strips, etc.
Girls, Black > Comic books, strips, etc.
Quests (Expeditions) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Science fiction comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Southbury Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Southbury Public Library TEEN GALADIMA/GRAPHIC v. 01, pb (Text) 34019155391980 Teen New Fiction Available -

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