Sean Howe
February 11, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Beanworld, Book 1: Wahoolazuma!

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Larry Marder
genre
Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction

We gave it an A

Like George Lucas, Stan Lee, and J.J. Abrams, ?cartoonist Larry Marder is the creator of a deeply imagined alternate world ?that inspires obsessive fandom and yields glossaries, maps, and ?websites. The difference is that Marder’s world is about talking beans. From 1985 to 1993, the underground comic Tales of the Beanworld featured ? Mr. Spook and the Chow Sol’jer Army in zany, nearly psychedelic exploits ?that recalled the playful humanism, unbridled energy, and weird slang ?of Krazy Kat and The Lorax. The hardcover Beanworld, Book 1: ? Wahoolazuma! collects the first nine issues — ?and comes with news that Marder’s ?at work on further adventures. ?”Wahoolazuma!” indeed. A

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