Gravity Falls? I thought this was a DuckTales blog.
Gravity Falls is right up there at the top of the mountain for my favorite animated show and characters of all time. There is not a show that I could recommend more as a blind buy than Gravity Falls. It is an excellent animated show for both adults and kids. DuckTales is at that very same level.
Dana Terrace was a storyboard artist and animator for Gravity Falls. Dana is also one of the directors of DuckTales (2017). Dana is one of the talented illustrators on the new Gravity Falls: Lost Legends Book that I am about to review.
See how I tied it all back to DuckTales in six degrees of separation or less?
This was a huge week for Gravity Falls. On Tuesday July 24, Shout Factory released the complete series of Gravity Falls on Blu-ray and DVD in a Collector’s Edition. Fans of the show have been begging for the show to be released as a complete series, but most Disney shows only get compilation volume releases and not complete season or series releases. This Shout Factory release even included a ton of bonus features. It is everything that a Gravity Falls fan could have dreamed of. Beyond Gravity Falls, it has fans of other Disney shows excited because the success of this release could lead to other shows finally getting the complete series releases that they deserve. We would all love a release from any of the Disney Afternoon era shows.
The second big Gravity Falls release on that day was a graphic novel with four new stories written by Gravity Falls creator and legend, Alex Hirsch…Gravity Falls: Lost Legends. The show only ran for 2 satisfying seasons for a total of 40 episodes, but just like Ariel…”I want more!” We will most likely not be getting any more seasons as the story of the show was for only one summer, and the finale concluded the show perfectly. There could always be a spinoff show, but there are currently no rumors at this time. We will see with how popular these two new Gravity Falls releases will be if Disney decides to bite and order any more shows about the Pines Family.
Back to the book…this is a review about the Gravity Falls: Lost Legends graphic novel.
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends Review
When a graphic novel was announced by Alex Hirsch that included more stories from the world of Gravity Falls, I preordered immediately.
This is the third Gravity Falls book that I have in my library. There have been more than three Gravity Falls book releases, but I own the Journal 3, Special Edition Journal 3, and now Gravity Falls: Lost Legends. I still need Dipper and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun to add to my collection.
Gravity Falls: Lost Legends is available in hardback book or Kindle. Barnes and Noble also has an exclusive edition of the hardback book that includes 16 extra bonus pages with behind the scenes drawings. I have the standard hardback book that I got from Amazon.
The book has a slip cover jacket. The jacket has a great artwork scene from some of the characters that you will read about in the stories included in this book.
If you take the slip jacket off of the book, the book is black with a question mark on the front cover.
As advertised on the slip cover jacket, there are four new Gravity Falls Adventures by Alex Hirsch included in this book. Our host for this book is the Gravity Falls forest gnome Shmebulock. In the show, Shmebulock can only say his name. We find out in this book that he can say other things for one night every 1000 days. Shmebulock loves shipping characters. Who doesn’t?
The four stories in this book are titled:
- Face It
- Comix Up!
- Don’t Dimension It
- Pines Bros Mystery