August Moon #1

August Moon #1

Writer: Diana Thung Artist: Diana Thung Publisher: Top Shelf Productions Release Date: October 24, 2012 Critic Reviews: 1
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The townspeople of Calico believe in the legend of the Soul Fireā€”orbs of light dancing through the night sky, believed to be the souls of dead ancestors watching over the town. But when young Fiona Gan comes to town with her dad, she learns the amazing truth: these "fireballs" are actually the light from lanterns carried by mysterious rabbit-like creatures as they leap across rooftops! Leaping with them is the peculiar street boy Jaden, who rarely speaks and claims to come from the moon. But the games may be coming to an end, because Fi and her dad are not the only newcomers to Calico... when a creepy corporation starts bulldozing the nearby forests, she finds herself uncovering a whole world of secrets, and drawn into Jaden's battle for the soul of a community.

Diana Thung's debut Top Shelf graphic novel is a true adventure, rooted in the diverse local traditions of Asian festival culture, with a modern sensibility and a hint of magic.

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    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 27, 2012

    There is a lot to like and love about this book and honestly I cannot find a negative thing to say about it other than it not being available for purchase yet. You can however pre-order it so that’s another plus. I was caught off guard by this story and ended up falling in love with it. In particular I loved the little homages/references to other stories sprinkled throughout the book. If you crave something other than superhero books or stories that pretend to be for children and are not, then you should definitely check out August Moon upon its release. This is the type of graphic novel/comic book that will get kids into comics and also adults that consider the medium only good for movie adaptations. Read Full Review

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