Saturday, August 3, 2013

MISC. MANGA, *Amulet

Creator of the hit anthology series Flight, Kazu Kibushi, has done some steampunk material with his webcomic Copper, plus the space western Daisy Kutter. However, his biggest project is this ongoing graphic novel series.

This all-ages fantasy takes place in modern day when Emily and her younger brother Navin move into their great-grandfather’s old mansion in the woods a few years after their father’s death. Their mother is taken away in the night by a Cthulu monster into another world, and the two siblings follow while being lead on by a mystical amulet they found in their grandfather’s study. Emily and Navin encounter their dying great-grandfather who has built mechanical friends to help them. After their attempt to rescue their mother fails via a snazzy airplane, they have to resort to using their grandfather’s mansion which is actually a giant mecha.

This has a Harry Potter meets Miyazaki style to it, and should be something your kids should enjoy, if they don’t mind a little dark fantasy.

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