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Beneath the Dark Crystal

Writer: Adam Smith

Artist: Alexandria Huntington

Letterer: Jim Campbell

Publisher: Boom! Studios

Synopsis: This is the first of a 12 book series continuing  the story of the beloved story of The Dark Crystal.  The story of Kensho and Thurma continues following The Power of the Dark Crystal.

Review: If you are a fan of the classic film , you will be ready for this introduction to old friends. Like the first scene in a play, the first book of Beneath the Dark Crystal sets the stage, allowing the reader to become reacquainted with familiar characters on the verge of new adventures and decisions.  Alexandria Huntington’s artwork is extraordinary in its fantasy beauty and detail. These are excerpts that should be framed for their beauty...

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CLONSTERS

CLONSTERS

Written by

Amy Shand & Pat Shand

Illustrated by

Vanessa Cardinali

Lettered & Designed by

Jim Campbell

Edited by

Shannon Lee

Created by

Amy Shand

In the whimsical Land of Nuggetiza, the various species of Clonsters live their lives separately from one another.  The quirky Earth Nuggets live in the Hilly Plains. The suspicious Pocket Robots hide out in the Junky Cove. The slow-moving Pocket Rocks dwell in the Mossy Marsh.  None of them know, though, what secrets lie beyond the looming trees of the Darkly Wood…until Polly, a young Earth Nugget, goes on an adventure to find her lost pet, a creature known as a Splat. What Polly discovers about Splats and the nature of her world will change the Land of Nuggetiza forever…if she can arrive home safely!

So like the Clonsters are...

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The Secret Life of Crows

I love a skillfully drawn, lovingly written comic book. That’s the long and the short of it.  Oh, expand? Happy to!

What can be said about The Secret Life of Crows that hasn’t already been said? Oh, that’s right: everything, because
this was an incredibly unique bit of fiction!  I haven’t seen a book
like this come into existence in a long time.  The fact is, this review
is a bit behind because once I got it and read it, I needed to digest
what I had read.  Then I left the book alone for a few weeks, although
it was always in the recesses of my mind.  Once I felt I was ready, I
tackled it again and it was like a second culinary delight for my eyes
and mind.

The book was created, drawn, and colored by the amazingly talented Nei Ruffino.
I’ve been a huge fan of Nei’s since I “disc...
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