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Lost, Dark & Bored
by Rob Reger and Brian Brooks and Jessica Gruner and Buzz Parker


Overview - Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl -- she's got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats and famous friends in very odd places She's got a broodingly unique way of experiencing the world, and you're invited along for the ride.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Emily the Strange is not your ordinary thirteen-year-old girl -- she's got a razor-sharp wit as dark as her jet-black hair, a posse of moody black cats and famous friends in very odd places She's got a broodingly unique way of experiencing the world, and you're invited along for the ride. Legions of fans worldwide have joined forces to make Emily a pop-culture phenomenon.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781593075736
  • ISBN-10: 1593075731
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publish Date: November 2006
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-17
  • Dimensions: 10.16 x 6.46 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds

Series: Emily the Strange (DC Comics)

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 38.
  • Review Date: 2006-11-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Equal parts Edward Gorey and MTV's Daria, Emily, an icon to the Hot Topic crowd, is a walking brew of teenage ennui filtered through a Halloweenish, macabre sensibility and tons of red and black ink. Now she conquers the comics with a collection of brief but mordant episodes. The first deals with Emily's extreme boredom and her failed attempts at defeating it, like stitching the head of a rooster onto the body of a kangaroo, creating, of course, the world's first kangarooster, or interviewing punk legends the Damned in a cemetery. In "The Lost Issue," she visits Oz only to find Ozzy Osbourne in the ruler's throne and loses herself in a warehouse store—Lostco—where the free food samples ("Goat Pockets," or tandoori lint) turn shoppers into zombies. Much of the pleasure comes from the writing team's acumen for pun-craft : "Lost in Space" is a veritable cauldron of semi-bad puns referencing everything from Super Mario Brothers and The Matrix to Alice in Wonderland. Visually, the book is a feast of shadow and Lovecraftian nastiness while remaining just a bit cute. Disaffected teens who have already embraced the Emily empire to their sorrowful bosoms should like this fine. (Nov.)

 
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