Comic Review: Emily and the Strangers #1

Emily and the Strangers #1
Written by Mariah Huehner, Rob Reger
Art by Emily Ivie
Cover by Emily Ivie and Buzz Parker
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 30, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

So, Emily the Strange is a kind of a big deal. This character has been the focal point of a popular clothing and accessories label since the 90s. Emily has also starred in other comics, novels, and an upcoming live-action movie. I’ve never seen or heard of her, so how well her character ties-in with this comic is not something I can judge. All I’m looking for is an entertaining comic series, and writers Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner deliver with Emily and the Strangers #1.

Emily the Strange is a very untypical teenager. She spends her free time huddled away in her cat-infested lab inventing contraptions such as time machines and thinking caps. If Doc Brown from Back to the Future were a brooding, teenage girl, then he would probably resemble Emily.

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‘Snow White’ Screenwriter Melisa Wallack To Write ‘Emily The Strange’
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Not much has been said of the movie adaptation of Emily the Strange since it was reported that Kick–Ass and Let Me In star Chloe Moretz was attached to play the lead role back in September of 2010.

Now comes word that Universal Pictures has chosen Melisa Wallack to pen the script, which is said to tell the origins story of a troublemaking goth girl named Emily who obtains powers that involve technology and imagination, and her four cats: Sabbath, Nee-Chee, Miles, and Mystery.

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‘Kick-Ass’ Star Chloe Moretz Lands Lead Role In ‘Emily The Strange’ Movie
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The Dark Horse Comics title, Emily the Strange, has a feature film adaptation on the way, and an actress has been chosen to take on the lead role.

It’s been announced that Chloe Moretz, who made waves for her turn as Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass and is getting ready to strike fear as a centuries old vampire girl in the Let the Right One In remake, Let Me In, is now attached to star as Emily. The young actress has been skyrocketing to fame since playing the ultra-violent Hit-Girl, landing the mentioned roles as well as parts in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret and five others in various stages of production. She’s also set to reprise her role in the planned Kick-Ass 2.

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