Graphic Novel Review: Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir & Sarah Anderson

Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir & Sarah Anderson. Ten Speed Press, 2019. 9780399582073. 117pp.

Weir (The Martian) and Anderson (Sarah’s Scribbles) make a fun graphic novel about Dorothy (Oz), Alice (Wonderland), and Wendy (Neverland) based on a webcomic Weir created way back when.

The three girls, now teens, meet in what they think is yet another mental institution. But Dr. Rutherford and their nanny/tutor Miss Pool know they aren’t crazy — they want to conduct experiments on the girls’ powers. But before that can all start, Alice puts on Dorothy’s slippers, transporting her and Wendy to Oz, setting off a series of events that brings about a super villain team-up between the Wicked Witch and Captain Hook. Throughout Alice is totally irritated, Wendy is the ultimate tomboy, and it’s worth reading just to see Peter Pan try to deal with puberty.

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4 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Review: Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir & Sarah Anderson”

  1. notStanley says:

    WOO WOOO WOOO! It was bad enough when Casey & Andy (http://www.galactanet.com/comic/index.php) ended its run, though that was a normal wrap up. But I still have been checking the old Cheshire Crossing site (http://www.cheshirecrossing.net/) every month, hoping for a revival there. Now with the first part in a dead tree edition, there may be some momentum to continue the story!

    1. Gene Ambaum says:

      Thanks for those links!

  2. Waller Hastings says:

    Given the three heroines, this seems like it will be a G-rated *Lost Girls* – not so much a “brilliant premise” as a borrowing from Alan Moore.

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