Friday, April 15, 2016

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Alamo All-Stars (Family Comic Friday)

Patriot Nathan Hale takes his captors back through his magic history book on another adventure through time. Joining him this time around is his Mexican counterpart Vincente Guerrero and a trio of guards to give a comprehensive account of the battle of the Alamo and the struggle for Texas Independence. Like the book’s title suggests, the cast of players is an all-star lineup of Old West history including Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, and that untamed wild man Jim Bowie.

   I wish there was something like Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales when I was growing up. This series is funny, exciting, and just a little bit dangerous. But above all, these books are informative. What I thought I knew about the Alamo compared to what I discovered reading this graphic novel couldn't have filled a thimble respectively.

Though this book is about a terrible tragedy and lots of people die, it's not gory or overly graphic. There are a few swears, mostly mild and used in reference to quotes taken from actual documents- but they're there. Recommended for kids 10 and up. But this isn't a series just for kids. NHHT has a grown up following of readers as well like me.

   Alamo All-Stars was published just this year. So hopefully, there will be further adventures hosted by Nathan Hale ( and his squad of research babies) on the horizon. I vote for a book on the Titanic, Al Capone, and the Gunfight at the OK Corral as possible ideas to be explored next.

Worth Consuming

Rating:  10 out of 10 stars.

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