Friday, March 11, 2011

Rapunzel's Wild West

Shannon Hale of The Goose Girl and Princess Academy fame teams up with her husband, Dean, and a completely unrelated Nathan Hale to creating a retelling of Rapunzel in the Wild West. Rapunzel's Revenge is less cowboy than it is desert so those who don't like Western should not be alarmed. You'll probably think it's cute anyway.

And overall it's cute. It's a rather massive graphic novel, clocking about 140 pages so there are parts that get a little drawn out. But there's lots of action, a Jack and the Beanstalk crossover, and awesome hair as lasso action. After the dystopia of Ship Breaker, I was probably a little fizzed out on people slaving in harsh conditions while others relax in luxury. You can only take so much. But it's worth checking out, especially if you want to check out this "graphic novel" thing without getting too weird. ;-)

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