Magic Pickle Graphic Novel
By Scott Morse
(GRAPHIX, Paperback, 9780439879958, 112pp.)
Publication Date: May 2008
The full-color graphic novel version of the Magic Pickle legend! Magic Pickle, or "Weapon Kosher," as his creator, Dr. Jekkel Formaldehyde likes to call him, is the product of a top-secret U.S. Army lab. Unfortunately, the 1950s experiments to turn vegetables into soldiers went wrong. Sure, they created Magic Pickle, the flying dill soldier, but they also let loose a bunch of rotten vegetables, like the Romaine Gladiator, Chili Chili Bang Bang, the Phantom Carrot, and Peashooter. This Brotherhood of Evil Produce is out to take over the world and they've started
with art museum heists and bank robberies.
Dr. Formaldehyde frees Magic Pickle from his decades-old cryogenic snooze so that Weapon Kosher can fight the Brotherhood. Unfortunately, Dr. F. forgot to tell MP he had been frozen in a lab hidden down below the home of young Jo Jo Wigman. Jo Jo's a feisty little girl who doesn't like flying pickles bursting up through her bedroom floor. But once she goes down to visit the secret lab, she realizes what's at stake--and once she talks to the Magic Pickle, she realizes this guy, er, pickle, is going to need some help saving the world, or at least getting around in it.
Jo Jo helps the Magic Pickle track the Brotherhood all around town, saving the day here and there. Their quest ends in--what else? A huge food fight in Jo Jo's school cafeteria!
Scott Morse is the award-winning author of more than ten graphic novels for children and adults, including SOULWIND; THE BAREFOOT SERPENT; and SOUTHPAW. He's currently an animator at Pixar and has also worked for Cartoon Network, Disney, and Nickelodeon. Scott lives with his loving family in Northern California.