Under Kingdom | Preview
The rest of the world may be getting ready for Thanksgiving, but here at GC4K we’re taking a break from all that with a look at a new graphic novel coming out in March 2023: Under Kingdom, by writer Christof Bogacs and artist Marie Enger, an LGBTQ+ friendlly comedy/fantasy adventure tale from Dark Horse. Wow, that was a lot of adjectives! Here’s the publisher’s description:
After the sudden disappearance of his mom, high school freshman Shay is thrust into a secret world of monsters that exists underneath his small West-Virginian town of Humble Valley. With the help of his shapeshifting aunt Sa’Belle, he must search for his mother while doing what he can to safeguard the citizens of the Under Kingdom’ and try to maintain his normal high school life. If that wasn’t enough, Shay is a strict pacifist in a world that is demanding he go to war to protect it.
The 104-page graphic novel is rated for ages 10 and up, and our preview gives you a taste of what is to come. Enjoy!
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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