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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

REVIEW: Edward Scissorhands Volume 1: Parts Unknown by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch

Disclaimer: I received a free, advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thanks Netgalley!

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Type: Graphic Novel, Comic Book, IDW Publishing, Movie Tie-in, Series, Science Fiction, But how does he use the restroom with scissorhands?

About the Book: An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands' two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie! In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands…but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face-to-face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth... despite the stories her grandmother told her about the man she could never touch. [Description provided by Netgalley.com]

My Review: Talk about a blast from the past. When this was offered up for a review, I jumped at the chance. Poor Edward has been hiding up in his castle for years. And when he gets so lonely that he decides to wake up another invention made by Edward's own creator. Unfortunately, this doesn't turn out well, at all. This graphic novel definitely fits in with the tone of the movie. Comical, in places, but very dark. If you could have a lighthearted dark story, then Edward Scissorhands, this comic book included, would be the very definition.

Sometimes it is hard to review a book that you loved, but it also made you a little depressed. You're not sure what to focus on, because the stuff that made you depressed isn't bad, it's just part of what makes it good. So I'll just say this - I desperately want more Edward Scissorhands. This was a great read, and I cannot wait to read more.

Cover Lovin': Excellent cover! Super well done. Love the art, love the hedge creations. Reminiscent of the beloved movie but still being something new and original.

Recommendation: For fans of the movie, for sure.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5). Darker tone, but I loved and relished the chance to return to the Edward Scissorhands world.


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda at Novel Addiction ~!~

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