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Review: The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange HC

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Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl—she’s got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats, and famous friends in very odd places! The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange collects the first three volumes of Emily the Strange in one beautiful hardcover. It’s a perfect time to be strange.

The Complete Emily the Strange: All Things Strange is a mix of nostalgia, humor, cynicism, and wit. Emily is the perfect outcast, reminding me some of a teenage version of Wednesday Addams. Writers Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner clearly recognize that and has no issue taking a slight poke at some of the clichés of being an outcast. In her position, Emily manages to invent both fantasies, and machines to survive reality.

The art by Buzz Parker is simple, yet complex. It manages to bolster the natural “strange” nature of Emily and her adventures. Overall there is a consistent sense of style in the book.

Story: Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner Art: Buzz Parker
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review