Frank Beddor has created a strikingly rich and dangerous world on the scaffolding of Lewis Carroll’s classic “Wonderland” stories. He has written three novels, five graphic novels, and an Image Comics series.
His world showcases high-stakes battles between rival factions, a world powered by magic, noble heroes, vile bad guys, and the charismatic in-betweeners you can never quite trust. And if you’ve been following the series over the past 12 years you are dying to know what has become of Princess Alyss.
Beddor’s newest graphic novel, Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire, begins to answer that question and thing dont look to well. Alyss may have ended the violent power struggles from the original trilogy, (No, not Star Wars) but the realm has settled into a hesitant state of cease-fire. Someone has stolen a powerful relic of conjuring imagination, the magical lifeblood of Wonderland, and escape with it to Earth. An assassin from Alyss’s own clan tries to kill her. Alyss has few people left she can trust and must call on the dashing Bond-like scoundrel Ovid Grey, who has no allegiances whatsoever, for help.
What happens next only Grey himself can describe, “Alone in an alien realm. Forced to keep my true identity secret. A race against time to stop the spread of black imagination. A mission which only I can complete. Alyss was right, this IS going to be fun.”
The Looking Glass Wars: Crossfire by Frank Beddor and Curtis Clark with illustrations by Sami Makkonen hits shelves in less than a week on April 19th.