4th Grade and Up
Doug TenNapel is the author and illustrator of several graphic novels but in this blog, I will only be reviewing the two I enjoyed the most.
Garth is as good as dead…the only problem is he’s still alive.
When Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler accidentally zaps Garth Halle into the ghost world, Garth discovers he has special powers in that world.
Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth’s newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather’s ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.
Great artwork and an even greater story: it has action, humor, heart and, best of all: GHOSTS!
But this story doesn’t have just ghosts. It also includes mummies, will-o-the-wisps, goblins, skeleton horses, zombies and bogeymen. Pretty much all your favorite horror monsters shown in a different light.
Anyone remember the Nickelodeon classic Danny Phantom?
Danny Phantomis about a 14-year-old boy who, after an accident in his parents’ lab, obtains ghost powers. If you love that show and ghosts in general, you’ll love this graphic novel.
Tune in next week for another of my favorite graphic novels by Doug TenNapel.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Ghosts
Nearly half of Americans say they believe in ghosts, according to a news poll.