Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hatter M: Volume 2: Mad with Wonder by Frank Beddor with Liz Cavalier Illustrated by Sami Makkonen YP FIC BEDDOR

You think you know the story of Alice and her adventures in Wonderland? Well you have no idea. Alyss is really the Princess of wonderland but her aunt has taken over and her mother’s bodyguard the deadly Hater M took her to our world. Now they are separated and Hatter must travel the world and try to find her before it is too late. In this volume Hatter goes to the circus, fights in the midst of the Civil War, and ends up in a madhouse all in his quest for Alyss.

The Hatter M series is a unique graphic novel series. The art has a distinctly European influence and everything has a grimy and faded look that goes well with the themes of madness and obsession that define the Hatter character. This is a dark and gritty adventure series with a good amount of wit and a cool main character. If you like knives then Hatter is your man. If you have read Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars you will enjoy this new look at Hatter’s journey. If you haven’t then these books are a good introduction to Beddor’s characters. To read volume one of Hatter M or The Looking Glass Wars novels grab them from J FIC BEDDOR.

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