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The Boy Who Cried Vampire by Benjamin Harper and Alex Lopez

The Boy Who Cried Vampire

 

The Lion and the Mouse and the Invaders from Zurg by Benjamin Harper and Pedro Rodriguez

 

2018 The Lion and the Mouse and the Invaders from Zurg: A Graphic Novel.  Benjamin Harper.  Illustrated by Pedro Rodriguez.  Paperbound.  North Mankato, MN: Far Out Fables:  Capstone: Stone Arch Books.  $6.55 from Wordery, through Ebay, Sept., '18.

The invaders from Zurg sweep down on the earth.  Thunder the Lion leads the resistance to overthrow the Zurg leader, Kromar.  Daisy the mouse leaves her home village far from the fighting to join the insurgency.  Daisy finds Thunder and volunteers, only to be laughed at.  Dismissed, Daisy vows to return in Thunder's darkest hour.  Kromar in a surprise attack wounds Thunder.  Daisy frees Thunder and gets him to their new base.  Daisy has a plan: Zurg are not good around cats.  They get sniffly.  They overcome the Zurg, who flee.  Together Thunder and Daisy seek to rebuild their world.

The Robo-battle of Mega Tortoise vs Hazard Hare by Stephanie Peters and Fern Cano

 

2018 The Robo-Battle of Mega Tortoise vs. Hazard Hare: A Graphic Novel.  Stephanie Peters.  Illustrated by Fernando Cano.  Paperbound.  North Mankato, MN: Far Out Fables:  Capstone: Stone Arch Books.  $6.55 from Wordery, through Ebay, Sept., '18.

The back cover declares "Classic fables get twisted about and turned inside out in this series of full-color comic books for kids!"  A battle of robots is the featured event at an annual festival.  Hunter the Hare wins the big competition every year, and Shelly the Tortoise always comes in last.  Shelly builds an anti-hare robot, but Hunter steals it.  Shelly then creates a mega-tortoise robot.  With it, she can attack the nuts and bolts of Hunter's stolen robot.  Slow and steady wins this battle too.  The booklet goes on to present the traditional fable and relate it to this story.  Good active colored comic panels!  I just ordered a third of the four in the series, "The Boy Who Cried Vampire."

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