Xtreme Champion Tournament


Fiction - Graphic Novel/Comic
64 Pages
Reviewed on 09/30/2021
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Author Biography

Shaun Keenan is inspiring minds through moral and historic stories, by using the visual medium of graphic novels. Having had trouble reading as a child it wasn’t until Shaun was much older that he realized he was a visual learner. Knowing this Shaun created a publishing company COMICS2MOVIES and now invests time in using visual mediums to help educate others about moral and social issues.

Shaun and his wife have an amazing daughter and live in Gisborne a small regional town outside of Melbourne, Victoria Australia close to their family and friends. Shaun Keenan (age 38) is a graphic novel writer, creator and publisher having created the successful Xtreme Champion Tournament and Terralympus graphic novel series. Shaun has a third graphic novel series Talos of Sparta scheduled for release in 2020. All Shaun’s graphic novels are available from all brick and mortar and online bookstores.

Shaun has done over 100 comic conventions in four different countries running and speaking on panels form everything about creating comics, crowdfunding comics and diversity in comics to world building in comics. Through his convention appearances Shaun has built a large international following on social media channels using this as a way to further connect with fans. Shaun is an active promoter who proactively promotes each of his graphic novels nationally and internationally.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Soumya Sreehari for Readers' Favorite

It is the year 2069. Secret archaeological digs have found remains of heroes, villains, monsters, and other mythical creatures. These remains have been used to make clones. These clones are then imprisoned and forced to fight in Xtreme Champion Tournament – a brutal entertainment sport. Xtreme Champion Tournament: Breakout is the third volume in the series of adventures of Spartacus and his fellow fighters. Shaun Keenan and Ben Rosenthal weave a compelling story of action and adventure coupled with betrayal and control. Breakout follows on from the previous volume where an explosion rocked the sports arena. The chaotic events that follow the explosion leave Spartacus and his comrades in a state of unrest and confusion. To flee or to fight? That is the blazing question facing the fighters.

In the beautifully illustrated comic book Xtreme Champion Tournament: Breakout, Shaun Keenan and Ben Rosenthal continue the story of Spartacus and his band. When an unexplained explosion shatters the sports arena, things go haywire. Everyone faces their own states of confusion – the scientists, the fighters (both heroes and villains), the audience members. Each character is caught in their own internal conflict and they must make quick decisions. The power-packed pages of conflict explore the dilemmas of the fighters. Betrayal, compassion, cunning, action, strength of character – all these are displayed within the compact narrative. I was enthralled by the stunning graphics. The attention to detail creates an exquisite result. This gripping page-turner has made me curious to know what happens next to Spartacus and his comrades.