Lions, Tigers & Bears, Volume 1: Fear And Pride

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Volume 1: Fear And Pride

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Overview

  • Follow Joey Price on the adventure of a lifetime through the Stuffed Animal
    Kingdom in this epic all-ages odyssey! When Joey's worst fears, The Beasties,
    come crawling out of his closet in the middle of the night, he finds out his new stuffed animals, the Night Pride, are more real and more needed than he ever could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582406572
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication date: 09/19/2006
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

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Lions, Tigers & Bears, Volume 1: Fear And Pride 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I love comic books, and I love children's books! So Lions, Tigers, and Bears by Mike Bullock and Jack Lawrence was a dream come true for me! Bullock and Lawrence draw us into a grand adventure with a child's eye view! Young Joey is given a set of stuffed animals by his grandmother. He's told they'll protect him. Little does he suspect how true this is! When the beasties come to get him, Joey's stuffed guardians spring to life and protect him! What follows is an incredible and touching story that leads Joey through the Stuffed Animal Kingdom! Between Bullock's vivid writing and Lawrence's stunning visuals, Lions, Tigers, and Bears is as near perfect as any all-ages comic out there! There is no denying this comic is destined to be remembered and treasured for generations to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It comes as no surprise to me that after the popularity of their collaboration Lions, Tigers and Bears, Mike Bullock and Jack Lawrence were commissioned to create children's comics as part of a literacy program. Their comics are perfect for kids. The first four issues of Lions, Tigers and Bears have been collected as a trade, available from Image comics. The story follows a young boy named Joey as he discovers a hidden world inhabited by walking and talking stuffed animals (there is more than a passing resemblance to Calvin and Hobbes here, as well as many nods to The Wizard of Oz). Like many fantasy stories, the secret world that Joey visits is both magical and terrifying. His life at home is equally divided¿he often wishes to return to the arms of his sweet, loving Grandma, but also expresses remorse at his having to move to accommodate his Mother's new career. The aforementioned Grandma gifts Joey with four stuffed animals that together form the 'Night Pride', a cadre of critters dedicated to protecting Joey from the evil Beasties that lurk in his closet. It's possible that in future volumes some back story for the age-old battle that Joey stumbles into will be provided, but for the time being none is really necessary. Evil monsters in closet + supernatural toys + magical kingdom = a seemingly familiar but refreshing kid's yarn. It's kind of a mish-mash of all the best elements from famous children's stories¿there are bits of the Chronicles of Narnia here, and little bits of The Nutcracker there. The message of the story is an uplifting one it's all about conquering fears and embracing the power of imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lions, Tigers and Bears first trade was very enjoyable. Story was filled with characters and situations which were well scripted. I was really surprised by this considering Mike Bullock is new to comic book writing part of business. I could not get thoughts out of my head about Joey's adventure. I enjoyed seeing wonderful art which enhanced story. I liked how stuffed animals were used as child hood protectors. I liked Night Pride characters. I suggest not skipping ahead in story. I think end of issue # 3 in trade will be really shocking. I am thankful that Ii found this series. I can hardly wait for second series to come out in trade format. There is also bonus section which did not appear when comic books first came out in store. I only had one thing to say after finishing trade. Lion,Tigers and Bears! Oh My!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Joey and his family have just moved to Greenville, away from the security of his tree-house, friends, and particularly his grandmother. His beloved grandma, though, leaves him with one final, magical gift: a set of stuffed animals to protect him as he sleeps. Little does he know how literally, or faithfully, those animals will protect him. The narrator for this story is a young child. That situation has presented a problem for many writers in the past. In most cases, children come across as either exactly like adults or unbelievably immature. With this book, Mike Bullock has found the perfect middle ground. Joey's narration flows perfectly throughout the entire book. Bullock further uses that narration in the interest of character building. His relationship with his grandmother, particularly, strikes me as emotionally authentic. With such characterization, readers cannot help but to absolutely adore Joey. Bullock's story is rife with fun and, even better, seemingly filled with endless possibilities to extend on the rather vast amount of ideas presented in this debut issue. The pace changes from slow to almost hectic about halfway through the book, but the transition works smoothly. Action bursts onto the scene at a very welcome time, making the book even more fun. The action concludes with a cliffhanger, which is one of several moments where Bullock and company have expertly built a high level of suspense. When this book was announced, Jack Lawrence was little more than a random industry name to me. As soon as I saw the first preview page, I fell in love with his artwork. The strength from those preview pages continues throughout the story. Lawrence's art suits this book absolutely wonderfully. Each of his drawings exudes energy and fun, while his character designs fit nicely. Lawrence is not just a pin-up artist either, as his storytelling is quite clear. The colors for this book are the final touch to this incredible artistic experience, as they set the perfect tone every time, be it joyous or dreary. When I set this comic down, not only was a wide smile on my face, but my mind was racing with possibilities for these wonderful characters. Bullock, Lawrence and company have created an incredibly vibrant world that I cannot wait to delve deeper into. Lions, Tigers & Bears can be summed up with one word: Imagination.