The World Of Quest
Looking for an action-filled comic, worthy of a Saturday morning cartoon? Well look no further than the World of Quest. Bold, vivid colors, action, adventure, and humor will make this a surefire hit with the elementary age crowd.
The World of Quest
Jason T. Kruse
Yen Press, $9.99
The story starts with the young (and slightly spoiled) Prince Nestor who comes knocking on Quest’s door for help. He knows Quest was once banished from the kingdom. He doesn’t know why and doesn’t really care. Quest has no interest in helping Nestor or his family out. He just wants to stay secluded and remain a recluse like he has for the last 20 years.
But when The Katastrophe brothers try to capture the Prince in Quest’s own backyard, he can’t help but be dragged into the Prince’s troubles. Now Quest must help the prince discover if the Dagger of the Way and the Five Swords are mystical or real. Some evil creatures are after them. And Quest is the only one up for the job.
The comical characters and vibrant artwork will surely draw in young readers and have them begging for more. While many of the characters seem like familiar stereotypes, there is something very likeable about this comic. Quest is the reluctant hero with a mysterious past, an odd-looking jaw and a gruff demeanor. Prince Nestor is young, spoiled yet rather sincere. The Katastrophe brothers could climb right out of a Disney movie, but the blend of all these characters will be a surefire hit. I for one and wondering what happens next and will be looking out for volume 2.
About Esther Keller
Esther Keller is the librarian at JHS 278, Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. There she started the library's first graphic novel collection and strongly advocated for using comics in the classroom. She also curates the Graphic Novel collection for the NYC DOE Citywide Digital Library. She started her career at the Brooklyn Public Library and later jumped ship to the school system so she could have summer vacation and a job that would align with a growing family's schedule. On the side, she is a mother of 4 and regularly reviews for SLJ and School Library Connection (formerly LMC). In her past life, she served on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee where she solidified her love and dedication to comics.
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