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Worry Doll #1

Artist: Matt Coyle Publisher: Mam Tor Publishing Critic Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Feb 18, 2007

    If youre getting the idea that this is no Civil War, youre right. This is a thoughtful and intriguing graphic novel that takes a reader into some very uncomfortable territory. Worry Doll delivers an unsettling look at the inner life of a very bad man, and does so in a way that emphasizes the tremendous malleability of the graphic novel medium. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Feb 18, 2007

    Worry Doll is a very strange, unsettling book. It presents a journey through the eyes of a madman and takes the reader along. I wish it was longer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Feb 18, 2007

    The tale concerns three toys who discover the family they co-habitate with have been horribly murdered in the living room. We are then treated to a murder mystery involving this surreal premise, which is quite enjoyable... even if its extremely dark and, as some might say, disturbing (I didnt find it that disturbing; but then again, this is ME were talking about). The layout may throw some for a loop since it is pretty unconventional as far as standard funny books go. The story is told by both white on black text to the left, engaging the reader with grimly entertaining prose and on the right is the outstanding illustration work, complimenting the text nicely. Wait, this is a Slugfest, isnt it? Im sure other the reviewers have gone on to describe Worry Doll and theres no sense in providing an exercise in redundancy. Anyway, the bottom line is: This is worth getting, especially if you are looking for something different and interesting involving photo-realistic (photo-surre Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 8, 2016

    This review is probably one of my shortest reviews ever because while I enjoyed the book, there's not a lot to say about it without invalidating your reason to read it. It's a great conversation piece so don't be surprised if it ends up on the podcast at some point with spoilers. While I still have some hang-ups on the format, at least it attempts something different. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Feb 18, 2007

    Short is the operable word, considering you will plunk down 18 bucks for this graphic novel. Is it worth it? That depends on your passion for detailed sketch-work, because if youre looking for an entire graphic novel for the cover price, you will be woefully disappointed. The prose in this book is ineffective in keeping the readers attention focused on the developing story, despite some enlightening moments at the beginning and end of the tale that explain some of the narrators behaviors. In fact, using the same technique I used with the artwork, I gleaned that reading the prose without looking at the art yields a totally different experience. Instead of the horrific imagery, we are privy to a conversation in a mental hospital, between our disturbed narrator and a doctor of some sort (or it could be a rational manifestation of his mind). Interesting and enlightening, but ultimately fractured from the images, page titles, and reactions that coincide with each other on the faci Read Full Review

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