Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mini Review: Wonderland: Asylum

Title: Wonderland: Asylum
Author: Raven Gregory, Patrick Shand
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: July 1st 2014
Source: Netgalley & Diamond Book Distributors


Three and a half stars.


When I came across this title, I was instantly intrigued. I love all things Wonderland, and I love all things asylum. What could be better than both of these things together? I was previously unfamiliar with this series, but I am glad I'm familiar with it now.

The biggest thing that made me enjoy this graphic novel collection was the artwork. I loved it. The creatures were bad ass looking, the characters were well done, the scenery and backgrounds of panels had detail. It was very "classic comic book" looking to me, and that was probably reiterated by the fact that the lead character is wearing red and black, looking rather Harley-esque.

The stories themselves were a bit confusing at times, but I wasn't all too bothered by that. I mean, it's a story about Wonderland (a place that by definition makes no sense) and insane asylums/madness. The seemingly random twists or tangents made me read twice, but altogether went with the theme of the book. The text itself left a bit to be desired, but I feel that way about a lot of graphic novels. It seemed a bit awkward at parts. Again though, I wasn't too bothered by this.

Overall, I recommend this for fans of Alice in Wonderland themed stories or dealings in madness. Be prepared to cock your head and say "huh" a few times, but as a whole I think it's worth a go. Thanks to Netgalley and DBD for my copy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I need it I need it I need it I neeeeeeed it. Everything about this book speaks to me, I want it.