Thursday, April 7, 2016
Far Out Fairy Tales
author: Louise Simonson
average rating: 3.50
read at: 2016/04/07
date added: 2016/04/07
'Far Out Fairy Tales' is a collection of graphic novel stories for younger readers. The stories take strange twists on familiar fairy tales, so you get stories like Ninja-rella or Snow White and the Seven Robots or Hansel & Gretel & Zombies.
Ninja-rella doesn't want to marry the prince, she wants to become his awesome bodyguard. Red Riding Hood is a superhero who gets power from her hood. The Billy Goats Gruff have to go through a video game to find something to eat. You get the picture.
My favorite part of all of this is there is a summary page giving the history of the original tale, like when it was written or when famous variants got added to the story (the pumpkin carriage in Cinderella, for example). There is also a nice comparison on some stories of the original characters and their 'Far Out' personas.
The creators are all really good. From Louise Simonson (Power Pack) to Otis Frampton (Oddly Normal) and many others, these are writers familiar with writing good comics for kids. They deliver and it's even fun for grown ups like me to read.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Capstone, Stone Arch Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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