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Wandering Star (Dover Graphic Novels) Hardcover – June 20, 2016
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As for the story itself, I still to this day find myself referring to it or thinking about it, or even references I'd forgotten about came from it. The story is glorious (today it would probably be labeled YA) with all the standard story tropes: plucky heroine, goofy guy sidekick, gentle giant, mysterious recluse, and the older and wiser sibling. But when you actually meet the characters that fit those rough descriptions you are amazed that they are not what you're expecting, great twists on classic characterizations. The story is funny and sad and brave and frightening and endearing and horrifying and just a really great read.
Not talking about the plot. It unfolds like an origami chrysanthemum as the tale progresses, discover it like I did, in situ. It is a story complete in itself, no sequels, prequels, or extra features. It is exactly as long as it needs to be to tell itself properly.
Some film company that is looking for the next YA adventure to film better get someone's agent on the phone, is all I'm saying. I've been imagining a Wandering Star movie for years. Get off your butts and make it happen.
Of course, the great presentation doesn't matter if the story isn't any good, but there's nothing to worry about on that front here. Teri S. Wood had an epic in mind, on both a galactic and personal scale, and pulls it off nicely, with touches of humor and humanity to keep things from getting too dark. The story and characters are solid, and the art is quite amazing - Wood's style is instantly identifiable and uniquely hers.
One of the great trends in comics recently is that there's a lot of rediscovery going on. Wandering Star may have been largely overlooked back in its day, off the radar, but here's hoping that with this release, it'll get the attention it merits...and that it might spur the cartoonist (in-joke) to share more of her stories and wonderful art with us.