Over the Garden Wall
When Wirt seeks work to replace Greg’s lost shoe, Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice stumble upon the seemingly pleasant Hollow Town inhabited by wooden doll people more sinister than they first appear.When Greg loses a shoe, Wirt must find a way to replace it, and fast if they want to avoid a repeat of the summer camp splinter incident. Luckily, it’s not long before they stumble upon Hollow Town, a hamlet populated entirely by wooden doll people, where Wirt finds work as a babysitter for the enigmatic Mrs. Clemence. However, the longer they stay in Hollow Town, the more it becomes clear that Hollow Town holds a sinister secret… The Emmy Award-winning series continues further into the Unknown with this brand-new Over the Garden Wall graphic novel. Join writer Celia Lowenthal (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies) and artist Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time Comics) on a new adventure-filled journey with Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice.

Over the Garden Wall Details

TitleOver the Garden Wall
Author
ReleaseJul 9th, 2019
PublisherKaBOOM!
ISBN-139781684153831
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Comic Book, Humor, Horror

Over the Garden Wall Review

  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    I nearly gave up on Over the Garden Wall comics after being let down by the ongoing series. The stories became stale and uninteresting. Then, out of nowhere came Jonathan Case’s Distillatoria, an absolutely wonderful standalone OGN that captured the quirkiness, creepiness, and warmth of the show perfectly. Three OTGW comics have been announced in its wake, with more to hopefully come. Hollow Town is the first of those books, and it’s decent. It reminds me of the Huskin’ Bee episode where Wirt, G I nearly gave up on Over the Garden Wall comics after being let down by the ongoing series. The stories became stale and uninteresting. Then, out of nowhere came Jonathan Case’s Distillatoria, an absolutely wonderful standalone OGN that captured the quirkiness, creepiness, and warmth of the show perfectly. Three OTGW comics have been announced in its wake, with more to hopefully come. Hollow Town is the first of those books, and it’s decent. It reminds me of the Huskin’ Bee episode where Wirt, Greg, and Beatrice happen upon a creepy town only to become involved in its weird goings-on. The art by Jorge Monlongo (with Kike J. Diaz on colors) is pretty great, appropriately woodsy and adorable - the splash pages are particularly impressive. Writer Celia Lowenthal does a fair job capturing the characters’ voices, though I think some of her large text blocks could’ve been trimmed down, if only to showcase more of the art. My biggest complaint, however, is a spoilery plot point in the fourth issue: (view spoiler)[When Beatrice and Greg see doll-Wirt, then think he’s still regular Wirt. But when they first see the doll people in issue one, they immediately notice that they are wooden dolls. This struck me as a glaring plot hole (hide spoiler)].While not as lovely as the first miniseries or Distillatoria, Hollow Town is a solid read that still has me excited for more OTGW comics. I think the show is a perfect little story and doesn’t need any more episodes. But I’m glad the property has been able to continue in this format.
    more
  • Kellie
    January 1, 1970
    I can never get enough of anything Over the Garden Wall-related, so I pre-ordered Hollow Town a couple of months ago on ebooks. As expected, it was fantastic! I love that the artists aren’t confined to the show’s style, so they can draw the characters in their own way. The art for this one was really cool-I especially enjoyed the big, double-page pieces.I also really like how this one further explored Wirt’s feelings about being responsible for Greg’s safety, especially in the Unknown. He’s only I can never get enough of anything Over the Garden Wall-related, so I pre-ordered Hollow Town a couple of months ago on ebooks. As expected, it was fantastic! I love that the artists aren’t confined to the show’s style, so they can draw the characters in their own way. The art for this one was really cool-I especially enjoyed the big, double-page pieces.I also really like how this one further explored Wirt’s feelings about being responsible for Greg’s safety, especially in the Unknown. He’s only 14-15, so naturally he feels some frustration and resentment sometimes, but he still loves his little brother and would do anything to protect him.
    more
  • Scott Waldie
    January 1, 1970
    By far one of the better Over the Garden Wall comic rubs, the autumnal beauty of the setting is in full swing, the story does justice to the brand, on the level of several of the TV episodes, and Jorge Monlongo’s artwork is stunning, even alone it would be worth the price of admission. So happy that this universe gets to continue in one form or another.
    more
  • Samantha Beard
    January 1, 1970
    Full review coming to The Convention Collective soon. As a long time fan of the show, I absolutely loved this addition to the OtGW universe. Equal parts adorable, creepy, heartwarming, and terrifying. If you love the show, don't skip it!
  • Allison
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely art with a beautiful color palette, not to mention a creepy, page turning story, this addition to the "Over the Garden Wall" series did not disappoint!
  • Andrew Dearborn
    January 1, 1970
    Didn't like the art
  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Really neat addition to the OTGW canon. Especially creepy bad guys!
Write a review