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Leave It To Chance, Vol. 3: Monster Madness The city of Devil's Echo is as you would expect of a town saddled with such a portentous name -- lousy with magic. So many arcane happenings pop up to...Leave It To Chance, Vol. 3: Monster Madness The city of Devil's Echo is as you would expect of a town saddled with such a portentous name -- lousy with magic. So many arcane happenings pop up to...2003-11-21

The city of Devil’s Echo is as you would expect of a town saddled with such a portentous name – lousy with magic. So many arcane happenings pop up to threaten the populace that Devil’s Echo has its own supernatural protector, Lucas Falconer, the latest in a long line of heroic Falconers who have stood between Devil’s Echo and mystical ruin. But ”Leave It to Chance” is really about Lucas’ daughter, Chance, a motherless child nudging against womanhood who finds adventure in – considering where she lives – the likeliest of places. Writer James Robinson (”Starman”) and artist Paul Smith have taken the essences of Nancy Drew, Harry Potter, and Buffy and brewed a rare elixir: a mature book for children. If anyone’s wondering how to get kids to read comics again, the answer is simple: Make them this good.

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