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Friday, March 14, 2014

Review by Anne -- MAGIC FOREST #1

MAGIC FOREST #1 (Zombre #2.5) October 2013
16 full-color pages, 5 inches x 6 inches, $4 US, $5 CAN/MAX, $6 world, trades no
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"State Park is actually a magic forest run by a wizard" says the description, which helps out a little -- it's a full-color romp with mermaids, a baffled park ranger, some goofy elves (I think they're elves, anyway), a bear eating among the bees, some terrifying looking spiders (in a story involving a different park ranger called the Magic Forest Guardian), and a devil on the back cover. I'll be damned if I can tell you what these different things have to do with one another (same magic forest, no doubt) but the art's solid and the layout is well done, plus it has been a mighty long time since I've seen a comic come through in full color. If you like weird, this one's for you for sure. I can't wait to see the next issue to see how some of these things link!)

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