Old and new readers should be excited about this Free Comic Book Day title…The Stuff of Legend, from Third World Studios, written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith, with art by Charles Paul Wilson III, is back! After a long hiatus the creative team thanked loyal fans and welcomed new readers by beginning the reprint of their original Free Comic Book Day issue with this message:
I just happen to be one of the people that are discovering The Stuff of Legend for the first time, and I am thrilled about it. It's like a twisted Toy Story, that's illustrated in a Mouse Guard-esque style. Rich colors, detailed emotional characters, and a pretty creepy plot. When their owner is stolen by the Boogeyman, the toys and stuffed animals in the room band together to rescue him. However, not everyone is on board.
We get a nice chunk of story in this issue, and a bit to really suck us in at the end. Trust me, this is a comic that will grab your attention from the very first page. You can feel the eerie lurking…I really enjoyed the variety of characters, especially the jack-in-the-box, who doesn't have a box. Each one is unique, but the camaraderie amongst them is nice to see.
Currently this series is on its fifth volume, and if it wasn't so good, I wouldn't be getting ready to purchase all of the other volumes on Amazon. Thankfully, they're pretty reasonably priced. Be sure to pick up The Stuff of Legend at your local comic book store today. We'll be seeing the newest volume on shelves soon!