Synopses & Reviews
Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man. He's mean and heartless, and he wants to steal children's dreams. Everyone seems to be against her which only makes her more determined to find her brother. And Matt is getting closer isn't he?
When the first three issues of J. M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog's Abadazad hit the comic-book stores two years ago, they found an immediate and passionate audience. No one could resist the heart-tugging story of Kate and her brother Matt, lost in the world of Abadazad. No one could fail to be mesmerized by the stunning artwork from Queen Ija with her third eye to Wix and his bright flame to Headstrong in his wheeled chair.
Now Abadazad is a book series and, true to its origins, it's an original: it takes place in three distinct worlds; it cuts between nineteenth-century storytelling and a contemporary girl's diary; it features comic-book panels, "antique" illustrations, and spot art and all the while, it seamlessly keeps kids turning page after page.
An ultra-contemporary format with its roots in great storytelling; a group of fervid fans; an author/illustrator team with an impeccable pedigree welcome to the world of Abadazad.
Kate needs all the help she can get when she encounters the Lanky Man.
About the Author
Eisner Award winner J.M. DeMatteis was a professional musician and rock music journalist before entering the comic book field, where he worked on such flagship Marvel and DC characters as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Silver Surfer, and the Justice League. DeMatteis's Brooklyn Dreams
, a graphic novel for adults, was praised as "a classic of the form" by Booklist
in a starred review. DeMatteis, who also writes for television and film, lives with his family in upstate New York.
Mike Ploog has had a wide and varied career. After spending ten years in the Marine Corps, he honed his craft as the assistant to the late Will Eisner at PS magazine. Ploog began drawing for Marvel, where was involved in many of their best-known titles, and where he created the cult favorite Man-Thing. He was a storyboard artist on the original Scooby Doo; on The Planet of the Apes; The Dark Crystal; Labyrinth; Shrek; and many other major motion pictures. Mike Ploog lives with his family in Devonshire, England.