Return of the Gremlins #1
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Return of the Gremlins #1

Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Walt Disney Studio Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 22, 2008

    I'm fascinated by the original decision to link the Gremlins to World War II. That's rather dark subject matter for a story crafted with children in mind as the audience. Mind you, the creators pull it off incredibly well, maintaining a distance from the death and destruction of war. The villains of the main story are typically extreme, one-dimensional Disney antagonists, focused on greed above all else. The message of the modern story is a not-so-subtle one of environmentalism. Though the Gremlins are clearly intelligent, they're also cast in the role of the endangered species that finds itself in the path of a juggernaut of development and commercialism. As I noted before, the plot holds few surprises, but in this case, the familiarity of the circumstances and concepts is oddly comforting. This "lost" Disney/Dahl property is not only cute and entertaining, it holds up incredibly well as an idea in the 21st century. Read Full Review

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