Alice in the Country of Hearts has had a solid showing in North America, and in June 2012 we got the reprint of the entire series from Yen Press. With gorgeous new art and better translations I just couldn’t help but dive into this series from Quin Rose that takes a wild tumble down the rabbit hole.
The Gist: Alice falls asleep in the garden only to be kidnapped by a white rabbit. When he takes her down the rabbit hole, he coerces her into drinking a potion to make her stay in the Country of Hearts. In order to be able to leave, she must interact with the residents of the country until the vial is full of liquid once again. Alice wanders into a bunch of trigger happy, violent characters that fight over her attention and presence. As she learns the eccentricities of the main players in this game, she uncovers a fondness for the inhabitants of the Country of Hearts. When time comes for her to leave, will she choose to stay or go?
Wonderful to look at and entertaining to boot, Alice in the Country of Hearts won’t leave you napping any time soon!