Rapunzel’s Revenge belongs in your library. This fairy tale is fractured in just the right way—rather than wasting away, waiting for a prince to rescue her, Dean and Shannon Hale’s heroine is feisty and in control.
Locked away by the evil Gothel, Rapunzel spends years growing her hair and getting strong. She rescues herself from an enchanted tower, promptly dispatches of a prince, and then teams off with the trouble-prone Jack to seek revenge.
I loved this book. The authors have constructed an interesting world full of action and diverse characters. The illustrations were excellent; I was not surprised to learn that artist Nathan Hale (no relation to the authors) spent a year working on Rapunzel’s Revenge. It was time well spent. The panels were laid out in various ways, which kept the reader’s interest and added to the story. The cartoon-style drawings brought the action of the plot to life.
I highly recommend this graphic novel and am eager to check out its sequel, Calamity Jack.