Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Review: Edward Scissorhands vol #1

Book: Edward Scissorhands volume #1: Parts Unknown (issues #1-5) by Kate Leth with illustrations by Drew Rausch

Source: Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review

Publication: June 9, 2015

Publisher: IDW Publishing


An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands' two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie! In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands... but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face-to-face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth... despite the stories her grandmother told her about the man she could never touch.

Rating: 4 stars


Edward Scissorhands continues where the movie ended with Edward spending his days toiling around the old mansion keeping busy. His old and dear friend Kim has since passed away leaving him with no real friend or companion.

On the anniversary of her death, Edward ended up finding an old experiment that was locked away, a robot he named Eli. But as soon as Eli was reactivated he did something horrible.

Meanwhile back in town, Kim's granddaughter Megan wanted to do something to honor her grandmother since her mother seems reluctant to. Megan always believed the stories her grandmother told her and when searching through her grandmother's old things she found items that proved the stories were true. Especially when her mother told her those were just stories from a crazy old woman.

Edward had no idea that Eli was considered dangerous until he checked the scientist's old notes however by then Eli had already left the mansion and was heading to town. Eli seems to be searching for something, according to the notes he's looking for something to complete him.

While Megan was still trying to connect with her grandmother she went to the mansion and was surprised by Edward. She was frightened but after a while she realized he wasn't going to hurt her. He told her about Eli who was now somewhere out there in the town.

When Philip a young boy from the neighborhood goes missing, Edward was immediately blamed. Megan knows who really took the boy but no one will listen to her including her mother who is outside the mansion with the rest of the townspeople turning into an angry mob.

This was good, the story was fun yet suspenseful and a little creepy. I thought the artwork had a nice Tim Burton feel to it. I'm not sure if this is an all-ages comic it reads like one however there were a few curse words in it. So, I guess it's up to the parents to see if this is appropriate for their children.

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