Monday, June 14, 2010

Review: Wonderland (SLG)

A licensed sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Wonderland (Slave Labor Graphics Publishing) continues the story where Alice left off……without Alice that is. Enter the white rabbit’s maidservant Mary Ann who, like all the other inhabitants of Wonderland, is eccentric.

The best thing about this book is the superb art, done by you-should-know-who. The story however, is a different story. For one, in the original Alice, be it the Disney film or two books, Wonderland was explored through Alice’s perspective. A normal girl, thrust into a world where logic and ration is turned upside down. Wonderland however, uses an inhabitant of Wonderland as its protagonist. That is an instant lost of connection with many readers.

As a follow up to the Disney animation, Wonderland does okay.

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