Vol 2 - US
I received a review copy of the first volume, so that's what I'm reviewing here.
This is a manga adaptation of the movie adaptation (UK - US) of the classic book (UK - US).
It reads right-to-left in traditional manga-style.
Right, we all got that? Great.
Alice Kingsley is a girl trapped in society's expectations. Then... then she sees the rabbit.
What follows is a trip to Underland, an adventure, a prophecy, and the chance to be 'the Right Alice;' prepare for impossible things.
There's something about this which is just... right.
The character design is spot-on - not least in terms of The Hatter and the Red Queen.
The right level of detail is carried throughout - highly intricate in the places where it needs it, and less dense in the places that need a lighter touch.
The whole thing is deftly carried out with skill and a real love of the vivacity of the source material.
Basically, I loved it.
But this is a tie-in with the film, and you're going to expect an element of this at the least.
There's the odd drop of violence here and there, but nothing beyond what's in the film - if you know the film, you know what to expect, and it's fans of the film that're going to be the main audience here.
The artwork is beautiful, and the combination of elements astounding.
Any Wonderland fan will love it.