Title: Hatter M Vol. 1: The Looking Glass Wars
Author: Frank Beddor and Liz Cavalier
Publisher: Automatic Pictures 2008
Genre: Graphic Novel; Fantasy
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novels; Mount TBR; My Years – 2008
How I Got It: I own it!
Put to rest any delusions or disinformation you have of the tea-guzzling madman of faux literary history and prepare to expand your consciousness as the saga of Hatter Madigan and his relentless search for the lost Princess of Wonderland unfolds in Volume 1 of the Hatter M graphic novel series! In Frank Beddor’s bestselling The Looking Glass Wars, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan was ordered by Queen Genevieve to take Princess Alyss and leave Wonderland after a bloody palace coup staged by the murderous Redd. But while escaping through the Pool of Tears (the portal connecting Wonderland to our world) crushing centrifugal force pulled them apart, and Alyss was lost. In this first volume of the geo-graphic parallel adventure trilogy, Hatter finds himself in Paris, France in the year 1859 shockingly separated from the child he had been sworn to protect. Hatter must now embark upon a non-stop quest, crisscrossing the globe for 13 years in search of his lost Princess.
I’m a bit disappointed in this volume. I loved the storyline. Since reading The Looking GlassWars, I’ve always wondered what happened while Hatter was looking for Princess Alyss. The story entertained. We learned more about his travels. We met some other exiled Wonderlanders. We met some humans with a little bit extra. I really enjoyed that part and wanted to hear more. The part I didn’t enjoy–the art. The smudgy, dark, not quite complete look just didn’t settle with me. I wasn’t impressed and had a problem following the action.