Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Graphic Novel Review: Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things (Courtney Crumrin #1) by Ted Naifeh

Title: Courtney Crumrin and The Night Things (Courtney Crumrin #1)
Author: Ted Naifeh
Pages: 128
Publication: May 28, 2003
Publisher: Oni Press
Summary taken from goodreads:
Presenting the initial Courtney Crumrin miniseries in a new digest-sized format. Courtney's parents have dragged her out to a high-to-do suburb to live with her creepy Great Uncle Aloysius in his spooky old house. She's not only the new kid in school, but she also discovers strange things lurking under her bed.



The plot was meh (pretty predictable). The characters were meh (although I actually liked the parents since they were so self-absorbed in trying to fit in with the rest of gentry that it was both amusing and pathetic to read about).

The art was decent. However, I had a big issue with Courtney's face. While everyone else's faces were relatively normal looking with chins and whatnot, Courtney's face was basically a rounded blob that sometimes was more square-ish with rounded edges, and what really bothered me was that she had NO NOSE.

All of the characters had noses; even the the monsters had noses. Why can't Courtney have a nose? (I can't believe I even have to ask a question like that.) Is this suppose to be an obvious sign that she's abnormal? Because she behaves like a pretty normal teenager considering her upbringing and situation.

Yeah... this is probably best to read only if you're younger and more easily amused by a "spunky kid" living in an odd house.


  1. I'm still looking for graphic novels to read for the challenge. I walked through B&N the other day and YIKES! on the price tags! Thanks for the review. At least I won't waste money on this one!

  2. Kinda reminds me of The Nightmare Before Christmas. And the whole nose thing is hilarious. HAHA...Thanks for being a part of the challenge!


  3. The cover looks freaky but I would be to picky about this graphic novel to pick it up anytime soon. Thanks for the review! ^^