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Courtney Crumrin, Vol. 3: Courtney Crumrin In The Twilight Kingdom (Courtney Crumrin Tales (PB)) (v. 3) Paperback – October 12, 2004


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  • Series: Courtney Crumrin Tales (PB) (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Oni Press (October 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932664017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932664010
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #822,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was interesting, fun to read about, and action packed.
K. Eckert
What I love about Ted's story telling where his Courtney Crumrin stories are concerned is the main character, as well as those around her.
SomeRandomGuy
I highly recommend this series not just to younger readers but for adults too.
J. Burgos

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on December 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
Courtney Crumrin is back in this third story. This time Courtney really needs to watch her back as someone is out to get her and put an end to her ways. At the end of the last story, Courtney doled out some justice to the summoner of Rawhead Rex. Now she has a lot of new challenges.

Chapter 1: Courtney visits her old neighborhood while her parents try vainly to sell their old condo. Courtney's old associations are strained but her new talents come in handy to help an old friend.

Chapters 2-4: Courtney is enrolled in Saturday school where she learns more about the community in which she lives. But one of the other kids is a show off and turns his brother into a night thing despite Courtney's warnings. When the spell cannot be reversed, Courtney is enlisted to help. She discovers that there is a way to lift the curse but it involves a dangerous visit to the Twilight King. To make matters worse, the deputy seems to have uncovered COURTNEY's involvement of the last story and is trying to stop her.

A wonderful story. We see some hints of how the community has come to be and the Crumrin involvement. Uncle Aloysius is seen a little less but he is there where needed. The teaser at the end leaves plenty of possibilities for the next story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SomeRandomGuy on March 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
What I love about Ted's story telling where his Courtney Crumrin stories are concerned is the main character, as well as those around her. Courtney so very much walks a fine line between being a great character and becoming a Mary Sue that it's nail-biting at times. Luckily Ted doesn't succumb to the temptation and he takes a major story element from the end of the second graphic novel and weaves it into the third one so that Courtney is forced rather painfully to deal with her having avenged her Night Thing friend Skarrow.

For all Courtney's power and seeming ability to win friends among some of the Night Things, she still can't get along with humans in general, even those who also have magical powers. Her magic studies classmates poo-poo her warnings and disaster results for all. Soon Courtney and the children must make a dangerous quest to visit the Twilight King, who is one of the most intriguing and tragic of all the Fae peoples, and one of the best characters Ted has created thus far in this series. The Twilight King is also refreshing mostly in that Ted shows us that not all the Night Things are inherently hostile towards humans, and even loves and cares about them despite the fact that they destroyed his forest domains and drove him and his subjects beneath the earth.

Where the previous graphic novel went to dark places, this story goes to tragic ones, and shows us the real meaning of what consequences, family, love, revenge, tragedy, and justice is all about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ChibiNeko TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
In this volume we get to know a little more about the girl herself. Other volumes were great in showing us exactly why Courtney is such an outcast (attitude, clothes, family, ect), but this volume gives us a little more about her past. More importantly, though, it gives us the chance to see how she'll react to being in a class amongst her peers, REAL magic using peers.

The artwork, as always, is fun, beautiful, and a bit frightening at the same time. Naifeh does a great job of showing us Crumrin's world, and I am eagerly awaiting the next volume. Maybe this volume doesn't capture us as immediately as the first 2 did, but when it grips you, this volume won't let you go until you've finished it!

Would I recommend this? Heck yeah! It's got something for everyone. It has great plot, drama, action... just about everything!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen B. O'Blenis on September 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
Reprinting the third four-issue miniseries starring adorable young curmudgeon Courtney Crumrin and her excellent cast of co-stars, "In The Twilight Kingdom" manages to come very, very close to its predecessor "Courtney Crumrin And The Coven Of Mystics", which I consider to be one of the greatest comic arcs ever published.

The first issue reprinted here is a bit atypical for the Crumrin series; it's a brief visit back to the hometown Courtney lived in before moving to Hillsborough. Different isn't bad though; this story is riveting as Courtney reconnects with her old friend and is disgruntled, and later more deeply concerned, about the turns her friend's life has taken in the past year.

It's with #s 2-4 that the story of young witches and warlocks eager to prove their prowess at the start of a new school year, the calamitous results of one spell, and the journey into the Twilight World begins. Courtney finds herself compelled to help a group of her peers she's not especially fond of (our dear little grumpy champion does make human friends so easily!). The journey to the Twilight Kingdom takes the group deep, deep into the heart of the world of the Night Things, farther than Courtney's ever been. And when the Twilight King himself appears....

Now, this collection introduces a number of characters who could well go on to be longstanding parts of the Courtney Crumrin/Hillsborough/Night Things mythos, but it's the King who stands out. Within the first couple of pages of his entrance he establishes himself as, believe it or not, not only one of the most fascinating and unforgettable characters in the aforementioned mythos but in comicdom as a whole. When was the last time Any comic book character did that so quickly?
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