Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3400:
I'm here with 'My Take On': Fraggle Rock Vol. 2 #3 of 3.
This comic was published by Archaia Entertainment, and it continues the stories of previous Fraggle Rock issues.
This comic is an anthology comic, meaning multiple stories, this one by different creative teams. Each story will be briefly reviewed separately. The promo issue I received was with Cover 'A', done by Katie Cook, (as seen at the top right of this blog).
Here is some information about the publication, provided by Archaia, before I get started on my review:
FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 #3 (OF 3): (W) Katie Cook, Paul Morrissey and Katie Strickland (A) Nichol Ashworth, Katie Cook and Lindsay Cibos
(COV) Katie Cook and Lindsay Cibos (50/50 Split)
Ready to return to the Rock? Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley and Boober are ready to lead you on a new set of adventures and this time they're bringing some friends. Fan favorites Large Marvin and Cantus and the Minstrels make appearances in the third issue of our second volume of Fraggle Rock. Expect songs, dances, games, competitions, exploration, Doozers, Gorgs, fur, hardhats, lucky walking sticks, semi-carnivorous pet plants and maybe a radish souffle or two!
My Gift is My Song: This story had well-drawn art, and an interesting storyline with a good moral. It taught that presents shouldn't be boughten items, they should just come from the heart. The art was similar to the other volumes and issues, and it was in the style that I enjoy. The story and art was by Katie Cook.
Sleeping with Silly Creatures: This portion was very short, but it included a funny story. Gobo had received another post card from his Uncle Traveling Matt, who goes on adventures in 'space'. The 'space' he is referring to is the land that humans inhabit! The story took place at a laundromat, but Uncle Matt hadn't realized that. It told of his adventures of people throwing old clothes into deep pits where beasts would eat the clothes, and this happened to just be washing machines. The same fantasies were about drying machines, which were supposedly magical caves where they could get new clothes. The are was more on the 'realistic' style, which changed it up a bit. The art was illustrated by Lindsay Cibos.
Red's Chomp-A-Thon: This story had an art style in the middle of 'cartoony' and 'realistic'. The story was fairly good, and contained a good moral. The art looked like what I would associate with Fraggle Rock, just because of the style. The story began with a problem, and Red decided to host an eating competition. In the final stretch, Boober forfeited himself, and Large Marvin took his place. (SPOILER ALERT!!) He eventually won, which caused Red to feel even more of a loser. That is when her friends told her about the memories they will have of the competition, and that winning isn't everything. Although they all lost, they still had fun, and that was all that mattered. (END SPOILER ALERT...)
Overall, Fraggle Rock Vol. 2 #3 of 3 was a good anthology. It had great art, great stories and good morals and life lessons!
My Review Rating for this publication is a NEAR MINT MINUS (NM-) 9.2 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
Retail Price: $3.95 U.S. - Page count: 32 pages
Format: staple bound, 8" x 8", full color.
For: All Ages.
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(Blog Publisher's Note from Michael: If YOU liked Vinnie's guest review blog today, you may also enjoy reading Vinnie's other reviews on: 2011 FCBD Edition Mouse Guard / The Dark Crystal Flip Book, Classics Illustrated #142 - Abraham Lincoln - 8th Edition, Celebrating Captain Rochester at the Aftercon Party, Mortifera #3, ConDor XVIII - Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention, Kleeman and Mike #1, Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #2 of 3, Fraggle Rock Vol 2 #1, Space Punks #2, Mouse Guard - The Black Axe #1 of 6, Bear and Fox #2, Space Punks #1, The Daughters of Merlin #1, Sea Ghost #1, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #4 (of 4), Clutch Cargo DVD, The All New Super Friends Hour Season 1 DVD, The Ultimate Underdog Collection Volume 1, Planet Hulk, Coraline, Ponyo, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Sonic the Hedgehog TPB Vol 1, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, The Possum #1 comic book, Vinnie's Take on Berona's War: Field Guide, just to name a recent few!)
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