The Amazing Mr. Pleebus by Nick Abadzis
There arenâ€™t too many books out there where you can honestly say that everybody would love them. Thatâ€™s true of the best books, like Love and Rockets, because you have to be old enough to understand whatâ€™s going on. This book almost reads like a childrenâ€™s book but, like the best childrenâ€™s books, has enough innovation and imagination to make it hold up for adults too. The story in this one is that Mr. Pleebus comes into the world through a television, but is followed by evil creatures called Grooblies who are trying to take him back. Thatâ€™s the simple version of the story, as Iâ€™m not going to tell you where it all goes from there. Thereâ€™s an incredibly colorful cast of characters with more than a few bizarre objects scattered throughout. I was waiting to get this one before I decided whether or not I was going to buy the second book, and frankly Iâ€™m sold.