|proteus_lives (proteus_lives) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-07-29 18:55:00
|Current location:||Outer Dark|
|Entry tags:||creator: brian smith, creator: charles paul wilson, creator: mike raicht|
The Stuff of Legend: GET THIS BOOK!!!!
Greetings True Believers! I bring you scans from one of the most wonderful things I've read in a long time. The Stuff of Legend by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith. With art by Charles Paul Wilson III. It is simply beautiful. In 1944 a young boy is kidnapped by the Boogeyman out his his bedroom and the only ones who can rescue him are his faithful toys. In book I, they venture into the Dark to save The Boy.
The Boy is taken.
The puppy, Scout tried to save him and is thrown off. The toys come out of the toy-chest to find out what happened.
"The laws." I like that. Ok, truth time. How many imagined your toys coming to life when you slept or weren't looking? I did.
Max, the Teddybear is ashamed that he couldn't save the boy and they start pointing fingers at the dog. But the toy soldier (The Colonel) stops them. And then he makes a promise.
The Colonel then says, "I'm going into the Dark."
Percy the piggybank says, "What else would you expect from the Boy's greatest hero? The Boy will be saved! Three cheers for the Colonel, the bravest of us all!"
The Colonel then asks for volunteers to help him. The Indian Princess is the first to step forward. Followed the Jack-in-the-box. The Max the bear and the Duck volunteer. The toys either belong to the younger brother or are too scared.
The Colonel wants Percy the piggybank to come but he's hesitant. Harmony the Ballerina volunteers and says she will watch over the pig. She says it best:
"I am coming. You are the ones who need me now. The Boy has provided us with love and shelter all these years, it is time to repay that debt. We must go."
The Colonel: "Thank you."
Ballerina: "You are the brave part of The Boy's soul. I will stand beside you."
The toys (and Scout the puppy) assemble and prepare to enter the closet.
This book is pure gold. The art and words are made of win. It made me tear up in a few places. Buy the book and watch the toys battle the Boogeyman and his legions of The Boy's forgotten, broken and bitter toys. There is love, hope, betrayal and sacrifice. Get it.