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Review by Kit
Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4
Writer: M.K. Perker and Ken Kristensen
Artist: M.K. Perker
Publisher: Image
I really appreciated being able to read the first page and be caught up on this series; I knew exactly what was happening and why. There were no unanswered questions and I could go straight into reading this issue. This series has a lot of dark humor and shameful laugh moments, you know, the ones where you feel bad for laughing at; it’s not my usual style of comic I like, but the cover with a kid wearing a bag over his head, I wanted to know more about Todd and why he’s the ugliest kid on earth.
This issue is about Todd and his jail time, a little kid being framed for child murders he didn’t commit. Todd is a young boy who wears a bag over his head, and while he is in jail, his father Gus and mother Peggy are off in their own adult fantasy worlds; leaving Todd to skip and frolic through the jail making friends with the inmates. If you enjoy SLG comics such as Ubu Bubu or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, this series definitely has the right humor for you. The art style is very character-stylized and gritty, giving the characters over emphasized features and personalities. The humor is very dark and sarcastic, but Perker and Kristensen did a great job of combining the grit of adult life and playfulness of Todd’s innocence to make a balanced comic.
I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. This isn’t really my style of comic, but it was a good read. I don’t think I’ll be following this series after this, but if you enjoy blunt and bold comics such as the above mentioned, you’ll love Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth. Definitely an adult themed comic, but the humor is there and the story moves along well. I am giving this series 3 out of 5 Nerdskulls.


Review by Kit
Danger Girl: Trinity #1
Writer: Andy Hartnell
Artist: John Royle, Harvey Tolibao, and Stephen Molnar
Publisher: IDW
Hot babes, cool technology, a tough, old looking boss at headquarters, and tons of action scenes? Danger Girl is definitely an awesome action comic, with spies and everything! I really enjoy comics with action panels and lots of movement; it’s exciting to see so much happening within a few pages. It’s just like reading a really good book and you can’t seem to put the story to rest. This comic had four kick-ass ladies with a fast-paced story, and I am looking forward to seeing how these women are connected.
I think this series had a great kick-off, there were so many fantastical and adventurous story elements introduced. With pirates, spies, and mercenaries, this series is bound to be remarkable. I just get so giddy reading series like these, because it makes me feel like a kid again. With the adventure of scouring the seas for treasure, using high-tech spy gear, or being a wild woman in the forest using a bow and arrow to escape danger, it’s just fun and exhilarating to journey with these characters.
Not only were the action panels beautifully executed with dynamic prose, the extreme angles put on characters and environments were fascinating. The artists did a lovely job composing this issue, and I honestly look forward to more of the story and how it is depicted. Of course, sometimes the character’s *ahem* proportions were a little off, but many comics are guilty of highly stylizing characters. Maybe all of this adventure has me too excited, but I enjoyed the entire story packed into issue #1. It was a really fun read and the composition was magnificent. Here’s to having some adventure in our lives and living in a world of endless possibilities: giving Danger Girl 4.5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.



Review by Terrell
Star Wars: Darth Vader & the Ninth Assassin #1 of 5
Writer: Siedell, Tim
Artist: Thompson, Stephen
Cover Artist: Atiyeh, Michael
On Sale Date: April 17, 2013
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

“How Far Would You Go To Save Your Son…..”

That’s what Tim Siedell asks us in Star Wars! Hi everyone my name is Terrell and welcome to my first written review. This week I take a look at “SW: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin”. The first things that stood out to me are the amazing pencils by Stephen Thompson. There are some really panel desing and he really captures the look and feel of the Star Wars. With the help of Atiyeh and Irwin I have great expectations for the “Visual Effects” in future issues.The Story takes place after the events of Revenge of the sith. Anakin has assumed his Dark persona and the empire seeks to extend its reach into the galaxy. Besides our leather clad dark lord Vader none of the other characters are given names. This might sound like a negative but the story never suffers for it. A solid first issue with enough action and plot keep me wanting more I give it 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls. If you’re looking for a reason to hop back into a galaxy far far away you should definitely pick it up.


Review by Jasper
Fanboys vs. Zombies #13
Publisher: Boom Studios
Writer: Shane Houghton
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
ZOMBIES IN SPACE!!!! Ok not really, but issue 13 of Fansboys vs. Zombies does a good job into bringing the before than later. As Kurt, Burger, Amanda and the rest of the gang, head to NASA in search for Kurt’s brother and a hope for a zombie cure.
You soon realize that the whole story is pieced together by flashbacks within flashbacks within flashbacks, and it’s done in a way that you get even more curious of what the guys were doing previously.
The funnier moments in the book were the reference, comparison and confusion made by Brendan between certain movie characters; or the splash page of everyone swapping spit with each other in hopes of transferring a potential immunity of the zombie virus to each other!
But seeing the end result of disastrous proportions when the guys go boldly where no Fanboy has gone before, makes you want to see what hijinks are up in the next issue!
I say it’s definitely a book you should check out! I’m giving Fanboys vs. Zombies #13, a 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls!

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I'm a true child of the 80s from a small town near Cleveland, Ohio. My all time favorite topics are Star Wars, slasher films and Cleveland sports (despite the misery it causes). I narrowly avoided law school, instead choosing film school. I have been accused of being a walking IMDB, but I take it as a compliment!