Oddly Normal from Image Comics is one of the best all-ages comics on shelves right now. After the single issue comic made its way to trade paperback form, sales boosted. Now, the comic is being released solely in graphic novel form, and the story continues with Book 3 this Wednesday. After venturing to Fignation with quirky main character Oddly Normal, it’s no wonder fans prefer to binge read a set of issues all at once! It’s an addicting read.
[WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ODDLY NORMAL BOOK 3 BELOW!]
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Oddly Normal Book 3 early, thanks to creator Otis Frampton. Eager to find out how things were going with Oddly, I immediately turned to the first page ready to be transported to Frampton’s imaginative world. The first chapter brings us right to the action with a Rocketball match. Oddly and friends watch as Reggie participates, but things get competitive in a different way when Oddly is confronted by a rival. The solution? Oddly is challenged to “The Witch’s Brouhaha,” to fight for the honor of her mother. Mr. Gooseberry, a teacher from Oddly’s school shows up and adds a whole new level of intensity to the scene. What follows is simply described as a page-turning adventure.
I felt completely immersed in the story from the first page until the last. In fact, I read it in one sitting. It’s that good. Otis Frampton tells a consistently entertaining story, with vibrant colors, and magical landscapes. When I think of Oddly’s character and how much she has been through since the first issue, I admire her spirit. She’s determined, loyal, and caring. With her friends by her side, this story continues to be a heartwarming experience. Otis Frampton gives us a key to a world like no other, one that transports the reader through an unforgettable journey.
While it’s incredible to be able to binge read five more chapters, now I’m going to be dying for more. Prepare yourself for an emotional ending that will keep you guessing until the release of Oddly Normal Book 4. You can now purchase Oddly Normal Books 1, 2, and 3 on Image.com.
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