Over The Garden Wall #1

Over The Garden Wall #1

Writer: Pat McHale Artist: Jim Campbell Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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What's to Love: Airing last November, Pat McHale's Over the Garden Wall was Cartoon Network's first-ever original animated miniseries. We loved the eerily sweet story of two half-brothers trying to find their way home so much we published a companion one-shot that was quickly snapped up by folks who just wanted more of this world to experience. Now, we're expanding the world of Over the Garden Wall with McHale and returning artist Jim Campbell with a full-length story.
What It Is: A new Over the Garden Wall story set between episodes 3 and 4 of the animated series! Wirt and Greg are trying to hitch a ride out of schooltown but end up having to walk. Soon, they come upon two girls playing, and wind up having to keep them entertained so that they don't wake their giant father!

  • 9.4
    Project-Nerd - Pat Apr 27, 2016

    The second story in the issue is about the Woodsman's daughter, Anna. Reading through it, I assume this story is set either during or prior to Greg and Wirt's original adventures in theOver the Garden Wallseries. This story is far more inventive in its use of language and vocabulary. It's perfect for a young reader who is attempting to gain a stronger hold of the English language. I'll be interested to see how this series unfolds in the next few months because I think the use of both the cartoony Greg and the more introspective Anna is effective in embracing readers who appreciate an intelligent comic that is still comical and whimsical. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Apr 27, 2016

    Rock FactsMaybe it's my overwhelming love of this world, maybe it's the great art and fast moving story that never lost me for a moment, maybe it's the attention to detail in the lettering. Whatever it was, Over The Garden Wall just made its way onto my pull list each month because I need more from this world and kaboom seems to have found the right team to bring it.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AVN Today - Tamala May 1, 2016

    Readers will relate with Greg and his adventurous side as well as his personality. Children will relate with Greg's "play pretend" style, while adults can learn from his willingness to explore and learn, and his ability to find simple solutions to complex problems. Readers can learn from Anna as well. Anna learns way to practice self-control, such as not breaking rules even though she is unsupervised (a nod to teaching kids to still do the right thing, even when no one is watching, perhaps?) Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Aug 28, 2015

    Together, all of this makes quite a fun book to read. I'm definitely interested in picking up the next issue of it, since I'm really intrigued at what they could be doing with it next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 28, 2016

    Over the Garden Wall #1 has one standout story featuring Greg and Wirt that makes it worth picking up. Greg's story has you laughing as you get lost in his imaginary adventure. Unfortunately, the second story doesn't live up to the first one. Anna's character feels distant and there doesn't really seem to be a purpose or goal to her story other than to show what she is up to. Don't get me wrong it isn't a bad story just not as entertaining as the first. And the first story is well worth picking up the entire issue especially if you plan on reading with your kids. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Aug 25, 2015

    If we simply look at the characters and the story told in this book, I did enjoy it. Once I had some background information of course. I did find myself giggling at a few lines throughout the book. As a stand alone story, I think Over The Garden Wall #1 is lacking important aspects of storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Aug 28, 2015

    While some of the key aspects of the show are definitely lost on this medium " such as Greg's phenomenal voice acting " the characters are kept consistent, and this issue functions just fine for those new to the Over The Garden Wall franchise. Read Full Review

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