- Posted by Johanna on October 1, 2006 at 7:57 pm
- Category: Indy Comic Reviews
- CREDITS: written by Tommy Kovac; art by Sonny Liew
- PUBLISHER: Slave Labor Graphics; $3.50 US
Since this is one of the titles resulting from Slave Labor’s deal with Disney, it shouldn’t be surprising that it has more in common with the cartoon movie than the book. It’s set after Alice has left Wonderland, and it stars the White Rabbit and his compulsive housemaid Mary Ann.
I found that I enjoyed the title more when I thought of it as existing in its own right instead of trying to tie it closely to someone else’s mythology. It’s imaginative and creative, but a little distracting if you treat it as though you already know these characters.
Mary Ann, though, is almost completely new, and she also appears to be somewhat twisted. I suppose it’s a good idea for someone who’s obsessive about dirt to be employed as a cleaner.
Most twisted (in a very good way) is Sonny Liew‘s art. His style combines the best of fine illustration, manga, and animation influences. He’s a terrific choice for a place like Wonderland, where the rules keep changing.
The story isn’t really the point, but here’s the gist of it: the Queen of Hearts believes that the White Rabbit was conspiring with Alice against her. Since Alice is gone, she’s going to get the rabbit for treason. The pink-striped Chesire Cat is hanging around as well, stirring up trouble.
Issue #2 is out now, in which they’re on the run from the Queen. Slave Labor has a series of links about the title.