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3.31 stars 3.31/5 Stars Average score of 16 user reviews

My head is exploding! 0

Anthologies have always been a dicey commodity in the comic book industry. They rarely sell well and seldom garner critical acclaim. The reason for this is that each individual contribution to an anthology has very little “meat” to it. A short story of one to eight pages, if it is any good, just leaves the reader frustrated, asking, “O.K., and then what?”A story of eight pages in regular text can easily become a classic, because of the infinite amount of visualizing that the reader can engage in...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Baddest Dog in the whole damn town 0

  Lou and Wendell are back after a 6-month hiatus...boy, was I excited!  Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of Wendell in this issue. And I like Wendell faaaaar better than the star of this series. He's the Jerry Lewis to Lou's Dean Martin. Imagine that...the werewolf is the straight man! It is precisely Wendell's dialog that gives this comic it's magical (and comical) touch. Lacking an abundance of this ingredient, this installment comes off as "decompressed."  That aside, this issue does ...

6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

The Baddest Dog in the whole damn town 0

Lou and Wendell are back after a 6-month hiatus...boy, was I excited!  Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of Wendell in this issue. And I like Wendell faaaaar better than the star of this series. He's the Jerry Lewis to Lou's Dean Martin. Imagine that...the werewolf is the straight man! It is precisely Wendell's dialog that gives this comic it's magical (and comical) touch. Lacking an abundance of this ingredient, this installment comes off as "decompressed."  That aside, this issue does hav...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Frogs Rain Cats and Dogs 0

  What happens after frogs rain cats and dogs? They eat each other of course!   The canine cast of characters from the Dark Horse Book of Hauntings and the Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft are back with a couple of their feline pals for this new miniseries. They're scratching fleas and solving mysteries for Truth, Justice, and The American Way!     After witnessing the strange downpour followed by the amphibian cannibalism, Whitey, Jack, Ace, Red and the rest of the gang are taken aback by the fa...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Puppy-Fish Tale 0

 Holy, moley…you ain’t ever seen sea creatures like this before!  Swordfish in armor dueling with aplomb! Of course they can do that, because they have arms and legs.Schools of tiny fish that talk! Of course, they can only say one or two words at a time, but everything they say, they say in unison.A cute little puppy-fish! Of course he’s a vicious pit-bull that will gnaw a tentacle off an octopus in a New York minute, but he’s got such a cute puppy-fish nose. If you think that these character...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Five Stars!!!...Well, more like a dozen really. :) 0

This is the best thing from Marvel all year. Paul Pope, Pete Bagge, Bertozzi, Jason...what a line-up!  One story is funnier than the next in this anthology, and they all make fun of iconic Marvel characters. Pope's tale about the Inhumans is the centerpiece of this comic. It is also the longest contribution, and the hero of the team is Lockjaw!...returning from his triumphant rescue of Bo Obama in Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers!  The Watcher in Bertozzi's 1-pager is a perv with hairy legs wearing ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

How Sweet it is...not! 0

Well, now I know the reason for the title. The hero of this book, Gus, likes chocolate bars. That's the only sweet thing about this comic. Gus is the victim of an unnamed disease or genetic defect which has manifested itself in his having antlers. Other children afflicted by this maledy appearently show other abnormalities, such as being covered in fur. His father is also the victim of an unnamed disease. So was his mother, before she died. But this is not the disease that the children have. It ...

4 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Amelia's Foodie Duty 0

Uh oh...this is what I was afraid of.  The Chew storyline is sliding downhill.   I thought the writing was more interesting in issue #2 than issue #1, but the introduction of Amelia caused me some trepidation. Introducing a romantic interest (that didn't exist from the very beginning) in a comic so soon makes the whole storyline seem rushed and turns the whole project into a "love comic." I would have preferred for Chu to have a few more adventures working for the FDA before being sidetracked by...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Get Stuffed! 0

Mr. Stuffins has a secret…inside his fluffy little body. It’s a secret program, meant to be implanted in a giant killing machine, but all the best laid plans of teddy bears and men often go awry. So we find out in Mr. Stuffins #1. Zach is a little boy with two type A parents who are about to get separated. His father takes some time out of his busy day to buy Zach a toy at the mall, hoping that a gift will make the boy feel better about his tenuous life. The father shows the boy a football, tryi...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Tony Millionaire on speed 0

"Conceived and Created" by Jeremy Bastian, Cursed Pirate Girl, published under the imprint of Olympian Publishing (after Archaia dropped the title), takes a step back in time to the graphics of the 18th century. With undulating word balloons going in all directions, the images are more evocative of a Jonathan Swift political cartoon than of any kind comic book. Unfortunately, the words within those balloons are often hard to read and consequently, the pacing of the story suffers. Taking just a f...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Chu Chews 0

I like the art. A little bit Sam Keith, a little bit Humberto Ramos. Not as good as Keith, but a lot better than Ramos in my opinion. Both the style and the layouts are pretty decent. There were a couple of spots that I had to examine for awhile before I could tell what was going on, but this Rob Guillory guy is new and given time, I'm sure his storytelling skills will improve.Now to the writing. John Layman is a veteran, so I'm going to be more critical in evaluating his work on this. I like th...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Every dog must have his day 0

This is the continuation of the saga that began in Bad Dog #1. I'm not a big Kelly fan, but the cover of #1 intrigued me, so I gave it a shot. The "bad dog" in question is half of a bounty hunting team named Lou, who is a werewolf. Lou is unique among werewolves in that he chooses to remain in his lupine form at all times, so as to always be intimidating in case his quarry should suddenly appear. However, despite Lou's uniqueness and despite his first-star billing, the really interesting membe...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Bad Dog #2 0

This is the continuation of the saga that began in Bad Dog #1. I'm not a big Kelly fan, but the cover of #1 intrigued me, so I gave it a shot. The "bad dog" in question is half of a bounty hunting team named Lou, who is a werewolf. Lou is unique among werewolves in that he chooses to remain in his lupine form at all times, so as to always be intimidating in case his quarry should suddenly appear. However, despite Lou's uniqueness and despite his first-star billing, the really interesting member ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Jingle Belle Holiday Special Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein 0

It's the Christmas season and, predictably, time of Santa-denying again. In Jingle Belle Holiday Special Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein, the Scrooge wannabe is not a crotchety old man or a goofy imaginary animal, but a lady politician...totally predictable these days when every creative endeavor, it seems, is steeped in politics. How boring is it when the very first word balloon is uttered by a character who is immediately pegged as at best immoral and at worst prison-worthy?The artwork by Stephan...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

UBU BUBU ftw 0

Ubu Bubu is actually two characters. Ubu is an adorable crayon-eating kitty. Bubu is the demonic creature that uses Ubu as a host. In the first issue (the cover of which I could find on comicvine) Bubu had killed and devoured the parents of the children who kept Ubu as a pet. Bubu turned the children into prisoners in their home, doing the bidding of the Doom List handled by Stig, "The Ringmaster of Chaos." There are other extremely bizarre secondary characters that I will not even innumerate he...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Jingle Belle Holiday Special Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein 0

It's the Christmas season and, predictably, time of Santa-denying again. In Jingle Belle Holiday Special Santa Claus vs. Frankenstein, the Scrooge wannabe is not a crotchety old man or a goofy imaginary animal, but a lady politician...totally predictable these days when every creative endeavor, it seems, is steeped in politics. How boring is it when the very first word balloon is uttered by a character who is immediately pegged as at best immoral and at worst prison-worthy?The artwork by Stephan...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.