The Elsewhere Chronicles
So you like stories of tweens exploring abandoned buildings?
Then you might also like the comic book series The Elsewhere Chronicles by Nykko (story), Bannister (art) and Jaffré (colors). The first three volumes are available at Amazon.com:
The story starts with Max, Noah, Theo and their new friend Rebecca exploring the eerie house of Rebecca’s dead grandpa Gabe. The old movie projector in the library unexpectedly opens a gate to another world full of terrifying monsters and deadly shadow creatures, but also some well-meaning warriors who support the heroes on their quest to find their way back home.
The first three volumes tell a self-contained story so you should really get the second and third book if you liked the first one. The fourth volume of the series, The Elsewhere Chronicles: The Calling (Book 4), will be released in April 2010 and will play some time after the happenings in the first three books.
Although it is advertised as a comic book series for kids, I really can’t recommend The Elsewhere Chronicles for little children. It contains scenes that can only be accurately described as nightmare fuel. The Elsewhere Chronicles tells a solid adventure story with exciting fight scenes and all readers of Sandra and Woo should dig its cartoony art style. However, the behavior of the characters can get a bit annoying at times considering they are facing death and not the dentist.
So here’s my rating:
- Art: 4/5
- Story: 4/5
- Characters: 3/5
- Overall: 4/5