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Riddles & Shrooms (The Bean, Volume 1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In a little Inn, deep in the heart of Darkleaf forest, works a young dishwasher named Bean. While on an errand for shrooms Bean is kidnapped by a chaotic Troll and ends up finding a very special sword that needs to be healed. So his adventure begins one that will be filled with danger, adventure and realization that he is the one that controls his destiny and no one else.

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Paperback, 168 pages
Published 2011 by Bean Leaf Press
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Richard Rogers
May 31, 2012 Richard Rogers rated it really liked it
As with any good fantasy, the setting here is one of the main characters, and Hanson's art--detailed black and white drawings--is inspired and engaging enough to bring the setting to life. The actual characters are also well-drawn (in both senses). The text works in most parts, though it's a little rough in a few places. (One tough character speaks in strained couplets that become tiresome, and not all the archaic language is accurately rendered, but these are not jarring faults.) In general, th ...more
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Mar 31, 2013 Sean added it
Travis Hanson is a marvelous illustrator and manages to weave a wonderful and imaginative story that fits his illustrations to a tee. This first volume of The Bean leaves you hungry for more and luckily I picked up the second volume when I bought the first.
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Nov 10, 2014 Kyle Wright rated it liked it
It took a little while for the book to get going and it took some getting used to the style of dialog which doesn't flow very well, as it jumps between a goblin that speaks in rhyme, and a couple of ogres that speak in a non-linear, disjointed fashion.

The art is very detailed, which is a plus and a minus. The plus is that the drawings look great. The minus is, in black and white, the speech bubbles that are scattered throughout the frame are at times a little hard to follow, as the whole image i
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Alicia
Oct 05, 2014 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Superb inkwork, fantastic visual storytelling, and an outstanding plot. Travis Hanson sets up an exciting adventure in this first volume of his hit all-ages web comic The Bean. I can't wait to read volume 2! Luckily I picked up a copy at APE =^,^=
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