Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Stuff of Legend Book II

Written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith
Art by Charles Paul Wilson III

The second issue of this unique new title is a lot darker than the first. The group of toys, now leaderless, are lost in The Dark, searching for the boy that owns them. They come across a town - Hopscotch, and are drawn into the strange games of its mayor, who is more or less the guy from the Monopoly board.

For such a fantastical setting and concept, the authors pay a lot of attention to characterization. Percy, the piggy bank who betrayed his comrades in the first issue really has to make some decisions in this installment, and his true character begins to shine through. The other characters reveal a great deal about themselves through their actions.

The art is incredible throughout the book. This is a very exciting new series, and deserves a lot of attention.

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