I really loved Double Fine’s two Costume Quest games, and when an animated series based on those games was announced, I was pretty excited to check it out. When the first season did come out, I remember checking on Prime Video here in Canada and not finding it, and then forgot to check again later. With the recent release of a second season, that prompted me to check again, and I found that both were now available. I’ve only watched the first episode, but it feels just like what I’d want from a Costume Quest animated series: fun characters, a great cartoony aesthetic, and nods to the game. During my Halloween marathon, it makes for a nice comedic break from all of the horror I’m watching.
I love the Costume Quest games from Double Fine dearly, and I’m a big fan of Zac Gorman’s work. Combine the two for a graphic novel? Yeah, this is a really great book that tells an original story based on the world and characters from the games. If you like the games, you’ll absolutely love the book. It’s also so great that this project was apparently born after Zac produced a wonderful 4-panel comic strip based on the game, that Double Fine loved. I’d really love for them to produce another book, or to even turn it into a series.