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Stefan Petrucha has written X-Files comics and for Disney comics. He is the author of such YA series as "Timetripper" (Razorbill), "Wicked Dead" with Thomas Pendleton (Harper Collins) and "The Rule of Won," which was published in September 2008 to rave reviews. Stefan has written every Nancy Drew Graphic Novel from Papercutz to date, and wrote both "Stinky Dead Kid" stories in Tales from the Crypt #8.Rick Parker's artwork has been seen in the NY Times, Village Voice, The NY Press, The Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, on 60 Minutes, CNN, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine and in millions of MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Books worldwide. He illustrated both "Stinky Dead Kid" stories in Tales from the Crypt #8 and recently collaborated with comics legend Harvey Pekar on the online webcomic series "Project Pekar."
After the death of overly caffeinated Headmaster Dumb-As-A-Door by the traitorous barista frappe, Harry Potty, Don Measley, and Whiny Stranger must find a way to defeat the noseless dark lord, Value-Mart (He Whose Prices Can't Be Beat) and his followers, the Odor Eaters. Since Harry and Don didn't read their textbooks (the seven Harry Potter books), Whiny must recap events in the books (which of course are full of comical twists on the original plot) to bring the boys up to speed with Value-Mart's current antic, taking over Nosewarts and hiding all the Horbucks at Gringott's outdoor storage facility. Special appearances are made by Larry King, Elmo, Elmer Fudd, and Papercutz's Stinky Dead Kid, among others. If one joke doesn't work, don't worry because 20 more will follow it. Parker's detailed art keeps up with the densely plotted parody, which will appeal to fans of fractured fairy tales, parodies, and other twisted jokes. Ages 8-14. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Gr 7 Up-While creative, this graphic novel is convoluted and chaotic and will most likely offend avid fans of the popular series while leaving readers unfamiliar with it wondering why it is supposed to be funny. Whatever story line supposedly exists is completely lost in the plethora of twisted references to the Rowling novels. Harry Potty, Whiny Stranger, and Don Measley charge through the pages with no clue as to where they are going. While the dialogue occasionally elicits a laugh (or at least a smirk), the text is just too nonsensical to be amusing. The art is reminiscent of Mad Magazine and is fun in its own right. Numerous details exist to draw readers in even if they have given up on the plot.-Carol Hirsche, Provo City Library, UT (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.