I’ve found the content of Graphic Novels quite depressing in recent times, many aspire to be too adult or realistic while forgetting the main point is tell a good story that is entertaining and has appeal to the masses.
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale is a collision of the Grimm Brothers world of storytelling and the gutsy female heroine falling somewhere between Calamity Jane and Buffy The Vampire Slayer takes the elements of great story telling while mixing it with eye catching artwork which draws you in to a fantasy adventure.
I loved the subtle tongue in cheek references to Mother Goose and Jack and The Beanstalk thrown alongside a backdrop of Wild West landscape.
The book features a great mix of traditional villains and monsters while fighting stereotyping by discarding with the irritating handsome prince in the first chapter in favour of a lovable rogue in the second.
- This review previously featured on Retrospace