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Hatter M, Volume 1 by Frank Beddor
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Oct 01, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-or-before-2009
Read in September, 2009

*Please note that this is a spin-off of the first book of The Looking Glass Wars series, so the review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.*

I have been a long time fan of The Looking Glass Wars series, so I was really excited to take my love for this series into a different medium. The first thing I did upon opening the novel was take a minute to fully appreciate the artwork of this graphic novel. It is simply breathtaking. My attention was captured by its sketchy style, layers of textures and colors. It is interesting to note that most of the colors are dark, so when the reader sees red or pastels, it really jumps out at you.

If you have read the LGW, then the plot will not be too original for you since the novel features the beginning of LGW, and follows Hatter Madigan during parts of his 13 year hunt for Alyss on Earth. However, I found this graphic novel to be a nice addition to the series due to the reader getting to see some of the trials that Hatter M underwent. Overall, I was very pleased with this graphic novel. It is a wonderful addition to my LGW collection, and I am looking forward to reading the next installments.

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