Two Graphic Novels from Action Lab

Big Alien Moon Crush by Art Baltazar

Big Alien Moon Crush
by Art Baltazar

5 out of 5 stars

Two aliens of different species fall in love while their two moons are at war. Against impossible odds, they try to convince their families that they can live together in peace.

This graphic novel has no words other than “Bam!”, “Smash!”, “Boom!”, “Blast!” , and “Explode!” as the two alien groups wage their war. The art work is so expressive and the panels make the action so clear that you don’t need words!

However there are a couple of chapters that are actually flashbacks, and it took me awhile to realize that the chapters with wavy lines along the edges of the panels are flashbacks, and the chapters with solid straight lines around the panels are the present in the story. Eventually I figured it out, but it had me confused at first, and I wish it was more clear what is past and what is present.

I loved the colorful artwork, and I like the cartoony style! This is such a fun book.

The story is hilarious and cute! Although the aliens are at war, it’s very light-hearted and silly and fun.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

Peach and the Isle of Monsters by Franco

Peach and the Isle of Monsters
by Franco, Agnes Garbowska (Contributor)

3 out of 5 stars

Peach was magically born from the inside of a peach and has never fit in with the other villagers. When her adopted father reveals that he also found a sword when he found her in the peach, Peach knows that she must go on a quest to prove her worth by defeating the evil monsters of a distant island. Along the way, she meets others warriors who are also travelling to the island to fight the monsters who have been attacking their villages. However, when they reach the island, they are in for a mysterious surprise.

In the second story, Peach rescues a mystical monkey from trappers and discovers that the monkey holds a secret to the island of monsters. When a pirate captain captures them both, Peach must discover the monkey’s secret to save them all.

The two plots are kind of random and convoluted. The stories include a lot of exposition and explaining things, but even so the plot doesn’t always quite make sense. The characters are one-dimensional, and I didn’t always understand their motivations.

Peach is a fun character though! She is tough and wild and fierce, but she will also stop to listen and be compassionate. She learned a lot of kindness and wisdom from her adopted father.

I don’t know why the art style changes between the two stories, and the cover art is completely different from the inside art styles. I liked all the art though! The art work is beautiful and colorful!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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