Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Sequential Art, Suspense, Young Adult
Series: Edward Scissorhands #1
Published by IDW Publishing on May 19th 2015
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An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands' two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie! In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands... but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face-to-face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth... despite the stories her grandmother told her about the man she could never touch.
I’m not a huge Edward Scissorhands fan, but I can say this graphic novel sparked in me an interest with the whole story and what happened years after the movie took place. After the tragic events that happened in the movie that forced Edward to become a recluse in the castle once again, he lived through each day doing things around the big place as well as look around for the unfinished projects of his creator. One day though, he finds one of the experiments and decides to wake him up. But Edward later discovers that it was a grave mistake and has to find him before he does something horrible to the town.
Meanwhile we have Megan, the granddaughter of the late Kim, a girl who knew Edward. Curious about the old myths and legends of this creature, Megan decides to investigate through newspaper clippings, things her mom remember’s Kim telling her about when she was younger, and diary entries. Soon after, both Megan and Edward have to find a way to stop this heartless creature that is set on finding his own missing piece any way he can.
I will start by expressing how much I loved the artwork here. It was all so full of color yet drawn in a raw and crude way. It reminded me a bit of how Tim Burton makes his own art that looks spooky yet appealing, but this artist had a style of her own that I loved. And this comic contain images that were bound to give nightmares to kids who read them with some of the gore that surges due to the awakened invention.
The story was great and interesting. Simple things here and there added to the big picture that would result in either fixing the invention or the town’s demise kept me wanting to fly through the pages. I also loved how the story presented the prejudice and misjudgment the whole town had regarding Edward, something that was passed down from their ancestors. They instantly thought he was dangerous because of the rumors, not even bothering to put themselves in his shoes and understand him. Megan, however scared she might have been with these same rumors, trusted Edward and didn’t run away. Instead, she sided with him to help contain the rogue invention and defended him when the town wanted to get rid of him with an angry mob. It was great of her to get to know him first before having an opinion of him based on what were lies and fears of the townspeople.
It was intriguing, insightful, humorous at times and very imaginative. Before reading this I never even thought about what might have happened to both Edward and Kim after the movie ended, but I enjoyed reading this to know even more. Hopefully, more adventures will come with Megan and Edward after this installment with all those inventions in that castle, or maybe one about Edward getting hands! Who knows. The possibilities are endless.
Rating: 4 stars
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