Edited by: Kazu Kibuishi
Number of pages: 128
Average Rating: 3.98/5 stars
My Ratings: 4/5 stars
Published: March 2012
Read in October 2017
Summary According to Goodreads
What’s in the box?
Find out in these seven clever stories by eight incredible comics creators!
Overall, I really enjoyed this collection more than I initially thought I would. It was interesting to see how so many people can take an idea of a single box, and do completely different things with it. This idea of an anthology just goes to show how creative and unique people can be!
I decided to rate each story individually, and in order they appeared in the novel:
Under the Floorboards by Emily Carroll: 4 stars
• I really enjoyed this one, which surprised me as I didn't care for Through the Woods. The art style was creepy to fit the plot, and I liked how she relied more on pictures than words to tell the story.
Spring Cleaning by Dave Roman and Raina Telgemier: 4 stars
• This was fun, a little bit young, but a very cute story!
The Keeper's Treasure by Jason Caffoe: 3 stars
The Butter Thief by Rad Sechrist: 4 stars
• I really liked this one! It was funny, but action-packed and concluded well.
The Soldiers Daughter by Stuart Livingston with Stephanie Ramirez: 4 stars
• I loved the art style of this story, and also the sweet but important message it conveys to readers!
Whatzit by Johane Matte with Saymone Phanekham: 3 stars
• This was okay, the bright art style was easily my favourite part of the story. It was fun and light, a perfect addition to a fairly dark anthology
The Escape Option by Kazu Kibuishi: 2 stars
• I was quite disappointed by this one, as I had enjoyed his Amulet series but I appreciate the work he did in editing this anthology together.