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Tales From Wonderland, Volume 1 (Tales from Wonderland #1)

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Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter (I) and Alice + "The Experiment & Beyond Wonderland bonus

Collecting the first 3 1-shot issues that comprise Tales From Wonderland

First in Queen of Hearts (written by Joe Brusha with art by Daniel Liester, colored by Nei Ruffino, lettered by Alphabet Soup's Jim Reddington) : When two young twin girls are pulled into another dimension their pu
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Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Zenescope Entertainment

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Ginger Woods
Jun 12, 2017 Ginger Woods rated it really liked it
Honestly, I don't know how I feel about this one. It was a bunch of 'stories' about wonderland put together. It all went together, and for the most part it made sense.

But some things were a bit confusing. Like the Mad Hatter, was he the uncle who was a (view spoiler) or was he the brother of the other girl who seemed to be pretty important. And why did they keep saying only one person has ever escaped Wonderland when Alice, and Alice's daughter both technically escaped
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Nate LaPrairie
May 10, 2017 Nate LaPrairie rated it liked it
Well this is certainly an interesting read. Wonderland is already quite the trippy place to find one's self, but this... this is a whole different kind of trippy adventure.
Yolanda Casica
Okay, so, the volume I probably should have started with first, but eh.

I love how complex the main storyline is and how it creates the back stories for the characters. It's such a unique take on the original books and I fully appreciate all the thought that went into this.

In this volume we get four stories following different characters. The first story describes how the Queen of Hearts went into Wonderland (or how the sisters did). It was a tragic story (which could be said of any of these)an
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Vanessa
Mar 26, 2013 Vanessa rated it liked it
I really disliked the earlier volume, but this one is considerably better. The main reason is the Tales From Wonderland issues. The pace is much more reasonable. It sometimes is nearly slow, but it is a welcome change in this series. The art is a little more adventurous, which helps. I thought there was some foreshadowing and interest in the story. There was also effective subtlety. It wasn't just throwing out concepts.

Beyond Wonderland is back to not being very good. While the story is no long
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Molly
Jul 13, 2011 Molly rated it did not like it
I try not to leave books unread. Even bad books, I try my best to finish, just to give them a shot. I couldn't do it with this one. I got up to page 75. I like the angle- a dark, dark Wonderland; I even liked the graphics- they're alright. What I didn't care for was the lack of chronology and stilted storylines; I guess someone who liked this could say that was meant to reinforce the schizophrenic nature of this Wonderland. I just found it confusing and jumpy and I never really got an idea for w ...more
Danielle Wingate
Aug 28, 2014 Danielle Wingate rated it it was amazing
This volume is a compilation of short stories about important wonderland characters, it may not pack a lot of punch for the main story but certainly gives us the interesting back stories you crave after reading the first couple trades for the Wonderland series, If you're trying to figure hit when and where to place these stories, I would say this is the third trade you should read. That gives you enough of the main story to care about the characters you're learning about. Most of the stories tak ...more
Catherine Siemann
Nov 10, 2011 Catherine Siemann rated it liked it
I had previously read Return to Wonderland, the first collection, and found it deeply disconcerting and disturbing. This time, because forewarned, I found myself more distanced and interested in the author's twists and turns; this is an effective dark Wonderland, though there's nothing especially surprising after all the reveals in Return. The "pinups" of sexy Alices (and Calies and Red Queens and etc.) make it clear I'm not the target audience; maybe that's the most distancing thing of all. (Lo ...more
Joe Sergi
Feb 26, 2012 Joe Sergi rated it liked it
I recently picked up Return to Wonderland and found it pleasantly disturbing. These books feature top notch horror and not for the faint of heart. But, if you love your stories dark and disturbing. This is the book for you. I would start with the Return to Wonderland Trade. Then move onto the Tales of Wonderland trades (volume 1 and volume 2)and then the Beyond Wonderland trade before tackling escape from wonderland. (Or you can just Wikipedia the story to catch up).

Creepy stuff in this.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This begins a new series about the evil Wonderland and what happens there.

The first story explains how two young girls ended up in Wonderland, and how they became two of the Queens of the mad realm.

The second story reveals the origin of the Mad Hatter.

The next story explains some about the sacrifice element that involves Wonderland, while the next story reveals how the portal between Wonderland and the Earth came to be. After that there's a cover gallery section, and then a bonus issue of Beyon
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Justin Lee
Sep 26, 2014 Justin Lee rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was alright. I enjoyed the Wonderland that's created and I appreciated the different takes on the characters. It was definitely different than I expected. The horror element was nice and was also just disturbing enough to freak me out. My main issue with this volume is the way the women are drawn. Too voluptuous, and too thin. No one looked ordinary.

I can't say that I'll pick up another volume though. We'll see.
Tara
Jun 16, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing
well that was weird but in a good way the art is beautiful the story line is a little Odd though I kind of couldn't get the plot for a while there it went from Before Alice to Alice then to her daughter then her gran daughter I couldn't quiet keep up so the mad hatter in Alice's Son or Grandson?.
I still don't know oh well great book any way on to the next Vol2
Miss Zelda
Jun 20, 2013 Miss Zelda rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror, 2013
I liked the idea of a horror-themed Wonderland and the dark and disturbing plot-line, but other than that there wasn't much else. The stories seemed to jump around to different people, which was confusing at times. However, it definitely has enough insanity and creepy creatures for one book. Overall, I finished this book a bit confused and mentally-disturbed.
Raivan's Nest
I'm a huge fan of fairytales and an addict to re-tellings so when I found the Grimm Fairy Tales series I instantly fell in love with the gritty, modernized versions of my old favourites. Alice is, by far, my greatest addiciton of the bunch. A must read for any Wonderlander.
Susan
Dec 29, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Tales From Wonderland: Queen of Hearts read 4-23-2008
Tales From Wonderland: Alice read 4-24-2008
Tales From Wonderland: The Mad Hatter read 4-25-2008
Beyond Wonderland 0

re-read as TPB Jan 11, 2014
Melanie
May 22, 2012 Melanie rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-trade
The art was really the only thing saving this volume of non-sequitered unnecessarily gory splooge. I appreciate the idea, but the authors basically took Caroll's whimsy and shat on it.
Michelle Hoogterp
Jun 08, 2012 Michelle Hoogterp rated it liked it
I like the artwork, though it's not terribly orginial--lots of slick artistry like this out there. I do like the twist to the story. Cheshire cat is freaky.
Sinead
Apr 26, 2011 Sinead rated it it was amazing
So much darker than Alice in wonderland. A little difficult to follow as the chapters are not written in chronological order but still a fantastic story with amazing graphics
Lucy Werner
Jan 16, 2013 Lucy Werner rated it really liked it
the artwork is amazing! really enjoyed the book, can't wait to read volume 2! stays very true to the haunting Grimm fairy tales.
Katherine Gordon
Apr 29, 2015 Katherine Gordon rated it it was ok
First book I've read in a long time which I just didn't enjoy. I chose it for the artwork and the Wonderland theme. The story is confusing and overly gory and I just didn't really get it.
Patrick
Sep 03, 2011 Patrick rated it liked it
Great artwork, strong on the horro aspects of the tales, weak in staying true to the original tales.
Donna
Dec 27, 2011 Donna rated it it was amazing
Very much enjoyed this 'R' Rated retelling of Alice in Wonderland...

It was sick and demented in a wonderfully engrossing way! Can't WAIT to read the next volume!

Well done Joe, Ralph and Raven!
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Raven Gregory was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1979, the youngest of three brothers.

Discovered in 2000 by then Vice President of Publishing at Top Cow Productions, Renae Geerlings, his first professionally published work was the critically acclaimed creator owned independent comic series, The Gift, in 2003. The hit series would later be publis
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Tales from Wonderland (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Tales From Wonderland: Queen of Hearts
  • Tales From Wonderland: Mad Hatter #1 (of 2)
  • Tales from Wonderland, Volume 2
  • Tales From Wonderland: The Red Queen
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