Courtney Crumrin

Ted Naifeh

Book - 2012

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GRAPHIC NOVEL/Naifeh/Courtney
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Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Portland, Or. : Oni Press 2012-
1st edition, hardcover edition
Physical Description
volumes : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Main Author
Ted Naifeh (-)
  • v. 1.
  • Night things
  • v. 2.
  • Coven of mystics
  • v. 3.
  • Twilight kingdom
  • v. 4.
  • Monstrous holiday
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Those mostly familiar with Naifeh's work on Holly Black's Good Neighbors trilogy will find Courtney Crumrin's first adventures revelatory of what he's capable of on his own. In this opening story, middle-schooler Courtney moves into the house of her creepy great-uncle Aloysius and finds more to occupy her time than constant disdain for her upwardly mobile and downwardly aware parents. Her new life includes the monsters—real monsters—that lurk in the woods, as well as another kind in her new school: a gang of elitist bullies who have no idea of the supernatural underbelly that surrounds them. Courtney soon discovers that the worlds of monsters and humans interact more than anyone imagines, and both interest and duty demand that she dabble with her uncle's dark arts to combat the evils. It's a chance for the mismatched relatives to bond and provides the sweet center of Naifeh's dark comedy. In the end, Courtney's a highly relatable heroine for younger readers. Ages 12–up. (Mar.) [Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Courtney and her parents move in with her rich uncle, she finds herself meeting many strange creatures in his huge Victorian mansion.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Fan-favorite and critical darling Courtney Crumin is back in a series of newly remastered, full-color hardcover editions! 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 also discovers strange things lurking under her bed!