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Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm...and earth's destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Farel Dalrymple is the creator Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics), which was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. Dalrymple drew the critically acclaimed superhero comic book Omega the Unknown (Marvel) for author Jonathan Lethem and is also creator of the Eisner-nominated It Will All Hurt (Study Group Comic Books). He is a cofounder of and regular contributor to the comic book anthology Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects. Farel is currently residing in Portland, Oregon, but really would rather be living alone in the woods somewhere. The Wrenchies is his most recent graphic novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This tried way too hard to be something much more than what it ends up to be. The premise is intriguing and the world-building was awesome; involving, alternate worlds, parallel realities, time traveling, astral projection, and even regular ordinary dreams most of us have. The book switches point of view from one set of characters to another then another making it difficult to get a sense of orientation for some time. However, when we do start knowing the characters a bit better, well, they start dying, getting killed or disappearing. There are three teams from different space/time realities working together to stop the world from being blown to smithereens. First, there is the modern today world where unlikely heroes want to save the earth. Then there is a future dystopian world populated with children who are fed upon by the Shadows. This is a tough cruel world. Finally, there is the world inside a comic book which when given the right spells and incantations finds the warrior heroes transferred into the post-apocalyptic world. They must all come together to break evil's hold over earth. A lot of stuff going on which needless to say the reader needs to keep their wits about them and no real sense of any of the characters made it all come down to me feeling like I didn't care what was going on or what happened to who. I also can't say I liked the art style though it did certainly capture the dark, dismal future of this world.