Sunday, July 13, 2014

Wonderland: Asylum by Raven Gregory and illustrated by Patrick Shand


Wonderland: Asylum by Raven Gregory and illustrated by Patrick Shand

1 star

I’m not really sure how to describe this fuckery. I don’t even know what I read. I decided to give this graphic novel a shot because I LOVE Alice in Wonderland. I also love asylums and stories with patients in asylums. Basically this book is a lot of random things thrown into a comic in hopes of being funny.

It was not funny and it was almost unbearable. I don’t read a lot of comics, but I used to be a huge manga fanatic so I do think I know good art from bad art as well as storylines surrounding the art. I’m just not sure this comic was any good. In fact, it was downright horrible. It gave me a headache as well as make me question what I was reading and if the authors were serious. I don’t think they are. I think they are trolls.

But then again I’m not sure. This was just really bad and it’s probably one of the worst books I’ve read this year. If there was good thing about this book then I would say JAMES FRANCO. Yes a James Franco look-a-like! Not a bad thing, but then again, just another oddity in the mix of this horrific comic.

Cover Thoughts: The art work in this book is very well done. If you just look at the art it can redeem the story, a little bit. Certain pages I would suggest not even looking at because it’s ridiculous. The art is pretty though and very well done.

Thank you, Netgalley and Zenescope Entertainment for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Well.. sometimes they are just bad. Which is too bad because I too love Wonderland. I really love to see fairytales in comics. Have you ever read the Fables series??? That is actually decent dark retellings. I love it!

    1. No, I haven't! I'll have to look those up. It sounds interesting.

  2. Oh okay, the way you describe it, it indeed looks REALLY bad. I didn't know you liked stories with patients in asyliums. xd Just by the way, have you read Cracked by Eliza Crewe? It's REALLY a great book. Lovely honest review, Sarah and.... I <3 James Franco. His smile: wouahou!

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books