Saturday, October 13, 2018

[Graphic Novel Review] Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey Book One

Graphic Novel Review of Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey by D.J. Milky

Book #1 of Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey was a quick and fun read! I had previously read the Free Comic Book issue of Zero's Journey and felt totally teased by the preview. I just couldn't wait to see what the full first book would be like.

Of course, when Book One arrived on my doorstep, I couldn't wait to read it! When I picked it up, I just cruised right through it.

Let's dive in to my review!

Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey by D.J. Milky, Kei Ishiyama, David Hutchison, Dan & Conne


Synopsis:
When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays?


My thoughts:
Like I said above, I cruised right through this book! It only took me about fifteen minutes to read it. Granted I was so anxious to see what was going to happen next, I didn't take my usual time looking at the artwork. So of course, when I finished the story, I went back to get a better look at the art... Which of course, I just loved!


I was very excited to see that this was fully colored! When I read the preview, I was curious to see if this would be full color or if we would go back to the black and white style of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka. I really enjoyed how dark the Halloween Town panels were, especially when compared to the brighter panels from Christmas Town!


Overall, I thought that the story was interesting! I like that Zero ends up back in Christmas Town where he learns more about the holiday first hand. Jack is clearly still a bit obsessed with the holiday! I loved seeing some of my favorites pop into the story:


Where this book ended just killed me! I cannot wait to see where this story goes next! I wonder if we will get to see some of the other holiday towns...

If you're a fan of the film or books, I definitely recommend checking this one out!



Thanks for reading!
Are you planning on picking this one up? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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22 comments:

  1. Great review! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cool! I'd love to read something like this.

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  3. I didn't realize it was in a book form, very cool. Thanks for the headsup, I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR pile.

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    1. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you pick it up! :)

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  4. Aw! I like Zero. He’s so cute. This would work well as a GN.

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  5. I didn't now this one existed and now I need to get my hands on it. Love what I'm seeing of the art from the photos you included.

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    1. :-D I hope you enjoy it! I'd love to read your review!!

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  6. It does look like good art! Glad this was a winner!!

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  7. I love Nightmare Before Christmas stuff! Ooh that is awesome it's colored! Especially with that contrast between the two towns. Looks fun!

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    1. Me too!! And yes, this was such a great collection! I cannot wait to see book two!

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  8. Yes, I'd love to read this one!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  9. I definitely need to pick this up!! I loved the little FCBD snippet/issue we got!

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  10. Can you believe I still need to watch this movie? I can't wait to do so and the graphic novel sounds brilliant!

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