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Review: Niger #3

Posted on May 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Niger #3

by Leila Marzocchi



Peculiar happenings in the Burnt Spruce Forest take the spotlight away from the rapidly-growing Dolly. Answering last issue’s question, “What are those crackling and rumbling sounds emanating from Wingman’s nest?,” a rock suddenly sprouts wings! A meeting is convened among the birds and the theory is advanced that it’s a fossilized egg suddenly sprung to life. Back at Cesare’s nest where Dolly lives, a monstrous intruder once again threatens to cut short her brief life...!


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Review by PD Houston:

I was not familiar with Leila Marzocchi's work before this, so the subtlety and nuance of her scratchy dark art entranced me right away. It's spooky yet tame enough to remind me of top notch children's book style illustration. The story involving an owl and his other creature friends adjusting to their world is pretty interesting, despite it's overall oddness. Since #3 was my first issue, I was a bit lost as I'm jumping right into the middle of the story. Having not read the first two issues, I had a hard time figuring out just what was going on currently as what was happening in this issue related strongly to what had come before.


The art is so lovely even when I wasn't sure what exactly was happening story wise, the work on the page was enough to keep me involved. Still it was an interesting enough story that I would like to know what happened before and what is going to happen next. That's probably it's only flaw, otherwise this was a very interesting book.


 I would recommend it to serious comic art lovers because if you haven't seen Leila Marzocchi's before do yourself a favor and check it out. Lovely stuff. This story will probably read better if it was all in one book, but it's still a worthwhile read even in this format.


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