22 Nov 2016

Mini-Review: Alice in Wonderland - Special Collector's Edition

Title:  Alice in Wonderland
Original Title: Alice in Wonderland  
Author: Jun Abe/ Disney
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributions / Tokyopop
Genre: Graphic Novel/Comic/Fantasy
Release Date: 2/23/2016


Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP is back ... bringing readers Disney Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," a retelling of the film in manga style, as buzz builds for the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" May film release. Hardcover collectible with exclusive bonus features and illustrations from renowned artist Jun Abe! Alice Kingsleigh was a young girl when she visited the magical world of Underland for the first time. Now a teenager, she spots a white rabbit at a garden party and tumbles down a hole after him where she is reunited with her old friends. Alice soon learns it is her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

My Opinion:

This is not the original Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll. Its the graphic story from the Disney movie.  (If you haven't seen the movie, go do it.. now... SERIOUSLY

The story goes 7 years after Alice's first encounter on Wonderland. She is grown up, ¿old enough to get married? (I would certainly doubt that, but ok... lets go with the plot) But Alice, is always daydreaming about the impossible. 
Till she sees a white rabbit and decides to follow him and guess what? 
Yeah, she falls back in the hole that takes her back to Wonderland. 

The manga is almost exactly the same as the movie except for the opening scene, where we can see small Alice having nightmares and playing with her father. In the movie we are only told about this. 
All the other scenes are exactly the same as they are in the movie.  (Which by the way is in Japanese style since its manga. So don't get confused, as you have to read it from the back.)

The drawings are spectacular. I loved Alice's eyes and I just find the White Rabbit to be absolutely adorable. Alicia and the Red Queen were gorgeously drawn. However the Mad Hatter was not really what I would like of him as he was drawn a bit darker. 

If you enjoyed the movie. You'll love this manga.
Its an amazing HQ work of art.  


Rated like this because... 
      • Great drawings
      • A new way of living the adventure again. 

      • Would have loved it on colors. 
      • I hated the way the Mad Hatter was drew. 

I received a e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest Review.
(A long long long time ago)

 Thanks for Reading! 
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