Roger Langridge, the Harvey Award-winning creator behind behind The Muppet Show and Thor: The Mighty Avenger, offers a new all-ages tale of classics-influenced humor and adventure in Snarked! Vol. 1 (978-1-60886-095-1, $14.99), published by KaBOOM!, the kid friendly imprint of BOOM! Studios.
Taking inspiration from such Lewis Carroll classics as "The Walrus and The Carpenter," "Through the Looking Glass," and "The Hunting of the Snark," Langridge has created an all-new world of equal parts grandeur and farce in which a conniving wlarus and his dim-witted carpenter partner find themselves in a scam that backfires. Coming across the young Princess Scarlett as she and her baby brother Rusty, the duo offer to help the children locate their missing father, the king. But the villanous royal advisors have other plans for the kingdom, and before they know it the foursome are on the open seas, hoping to find the king and restore him to the throne. Or at least, that's the kids' goal - the Walrus and Carpenter would just like to get paid.
"Equal parts wonder, action, and hilarity, Roger Langridge has created a stunning world perfect for young and old readers alike," said former BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher.
In a review of the first issue of the comics series, MTV Geek praised Snarked! as a "Vaudevillian fantasy with heart," adding that "[r]eading this issue is like attending a master class in cartoon comedy."
Snarked! Vol. 1 is scheduled for release in late April, and is suggested for All ages (6+).
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