The first issue for the new IDW series, Edward Scissorhands, was filled with nostalgia and a bit of whimsy. Who knew that the Tim Burton classic would get a sequel, and one in comic book form? Writer Kate Leth and artist Drew Rausch breathe new life into the character that hasn’t seen the light of day for many years.
The story centers around the seclusion of Edward and Kim’s granddaughter trying to find out about her grandmothers long lost love. In the first issue, Megan, is questioning her mom about the real existence of Edward. She believes her grandmother, but her mom is adamant that she was just delusional. In this issue, Megan finds a box of her grandmothers keepsakes, that all pertain to Edward. She knows that he is real and that she must find him!
Edward is having trouble of his own though, as the monster that he resurrected has escaped the castle. He’s gone off on a voyage of discovery and has left a trail of blood and animal bodies in his wake. It’s not all his fault though, as he’s just curious, and with claws on his fingers, it’s not like he can really touch many things.
By the end of the issue, Megan uses a diary that contains a key that leads her to Edward’s castle. She turns the lock and is frightened as Edward is standing above her. The legend was real and her grandma was right all along! Edward looks upon her and whispers ‘Kim?’. I can’t wait to see how this plays out in the next issue!
The ‘Clippings’ section returns in this issue and it’s welcome to see. I love that they included a way to connect to the fans of the series and to learn about how they’ve dealt with being an outsider like Edward. The stories are inspiring and amazing and I love that a comic and movie has such a positive impact on people.
Leth’s writing continues to shine as you learn more about the characters of Megan and her Mother. Edward says little, but it’s through Rausch’s artwork that he really shines. I don’t want this to come off as a bad thing, but the art reminds me a lot of a 90s Nickelodeon show like Rocko’s Modern Life. Close-ups on people eating, exaggerated eyeballs, splashes of bright colors against a dark back drop. It’s really quite beautiful and fits well to the story.
Make sure you pick up a copy of the latest issue at IDW and Stay Tooned to DFAT for your review of Issue #3!