Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: "Once Upon a Time Machine"

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Happy Thursday lovedoves!

Today I've got a review of a bit of a different color.

When I received this book for review I wasn't aware that it was a comic. At first I was wary, but it was actually very entertaining and spectacularly well done.

*"Once Upon a Time Machine"*
* Lee Nordling*
*Jason Rodriguez*
*Tara Alexander*


Title: Once Upon a Time Machine
Authors: Lee Nordling, Jason Rodriguez, Tara Alexander
Genre: Futuristic Fable-Twist
Publication: October 10, 2012
Pages: 432

Synopsis: Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. Step inside a time machine built by a collection of today’s finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are reimagined in an astonishing variety of styles. Editors Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens bring you the next wave of leading writers and illustrators working alongside superstar creators like Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Khoi Pham (Daredevil), and Brandon Graham (King City) to deliver a reading experience that will delight generations young and old.

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Without giving too much away, as this great title doesn't actually release until later this year, I want to tell you what a fun read this was! I was skeptical at first when I realized that it was a comic book. Not that I dislike comics. I used to read them all the time when I was younger, I just wasn't in the mood for one and wasn't sure how they were going to pull that one off...

But they did! I zoomed through the 400+ pages of AMAZING illustrations and FANTASTIC fable twists. It took a creative bunch of people to come up with such different perspectives on such old fables.

I can't tell you how impressed I was with the presentation of these stories. Just as the synopsis stated this comic is for both young and old. There is nothing particularly disturbing drawn so parents should have no problem with youngins picking it up, but there's enough meat in the story that older readers will find enjoyment just as readily.

Every fable rewritten is set to take place in the future. Very futuristic settings, very tremendously imaginative landscapes and backgrounds for the stories that most of us already know by heart. It gives you an idea of how strong a fable/legend is, how long lasting, how powerful it is even in its age. These are stories that are known throughout the world and ones that will probably not soon be forgotten. "Once Upon a Time Machine" seems to be a guesstimate of just how strong and timeless these stories really are.

I have to tell you my favorite story and my favorite depiction. My favorite story in the bunch was "Rikki Tikki Tavi" (I watched that movie over and over and over again as a little girl) and my favorite depiction was "Little Red Riding Hood."

While I was extremely pleased with this comic there were a few stories that I found to be rather on the boring side, but that's only because they weren't my setting preference. That doesn't mean that another person won't LOVE the stories I didn't enjoy as much. I know almost certainly that my younger brother would gobble up the stories that I didn't prefer.  "Once Upon a Time Machine" has something for everyone.

I do very much recommend that you snatch this up when it becomes available in October.
PRE ORDERAmazon: $13.99

I hope all of you have a fantastic Thursday! See you tomorrow with another FEATURED FRIDAY!

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1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If your blog doesn't accept these, I totally understand :) Happy Reading!