Monkey vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power
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Monkey vs. Robot and the Crystal of Power (Monkey vs. Robot )

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This thought-provoking story is told almost completely without words, relying on Kochalka's expressive illustrations of the title characters. For all the book's humorous and charming appearance, beneath the entertaining veneer lies a stirring examination of the dual nature of existence, the dichotomy within the human mind, and our profound effect on the ecological environm...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 26th 2003 by Top Shelf Productions
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cute and then brutal and then more brutal.
Wes Young
It would seem that the theme of the Monkey vs. Robot series would be Nature vs. Science. Sadly, if you hope to get an answer from Mr. Kochalka, you will be mistaken. That age-old saying "it'll all end in tears" has never been more apropos. This novel is extremely graphic, too. And Hopeless.
Public library copy. Notes: published in neat purple ink, hardly any words to read, but my enjoyment of the book soured solely with its weak ending. Too bad, it was great till The End.
I didn't find quite the deep meaning in this that the description implies. Nor was the art quite as expressive. But I didn't feel like my fifteen minutes were wasted, either.
A bit more violent than expected and themes were grand but looked simple. Probably meant for 10 year olds rather than the 7 year olds it might look appealing to.
OK, This is what I expect in a graphic novel, I actually know the backstory and plot, yet a little graphic and violent. So, not exactly my type, but okay.
Denisse Valdenegro
No era necesaria esta continuación.
No me gustó que los monos hablaran.
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James Kochalka is an American comic book artist and writer, and rock musician. His comics are noted for their blending of the real and the surreal. Largely autobiographical, Kochalka's cartoon expression of the world around him includes such real-life characters as his wife, children, cat, friends and colleagues, but always filtered through his own observations and flights of whimsy. In March 2011...more
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