Title: Hotel Transylvania Graphic Novel Vol. 1: “Kakieland Katastrophe”
Author: Stefan Petrucha
Genre: Children’s, Graphic Novel
Release Date: September 12, 2017
In this all-new excerpt from the graphic novel based on the hit Sony Picture Animation movie series, Drac, Mavis, and the Drac Pack are back! The hotel faces a PR nightmare when nearby Kakieland theme park owner, Stephen Cling, visits Hotel Transylvania with a devious mission to reunite the monsters with their monstrous reputation by catching Drac in the act. Will Drac be caught behaving badly? Sink your teeth into this adventure!
This summer I watched Hotel Transylvania with my cousin for the first time. There was a short animation from it that played in the theatre before The Emoji Movie (which I also loved despite all the negative reviews) so I wanted to watch the full movie when we got home. I really liked it. When I saw that there was a graphic novel available on NetGalley, I had to have it!
This is a great graphic novel for kids. It had a lot of slapstick comedy which kids love. The characters stayed true to the movie, with similar humour, such as Drac getting words mixed up.
I also liked the way that the battle between monsters and humans was portrayed. It takes on a racial discrimination quality. This happens when Drac’s grandson has to wonder if he should hate himself because he is half-monster, and the humans are supposed to hate monsters.
I kind of wondered if the villain, Stephen Cling, is named after another famous writer. His name sounds suspiciously like my favourite horror author…
I really enjoyed this book. Kids who love Hotel Transylvania should definitely read it!