Saturday 5 February 2011

The Mighty Skullboy Army - Jacob Chabot

The Mighty Skullboy Army
Volume 1

Jacob Chabot
Dark Horse Books

ISBN 9781593076290

This is one of the few books in the last year that really disappointed me. The publisher blurb states: "Brazen robots! Hostile corporate takeovers! Ill-fated interns! Criminally insane turnips! Distinctly unhelpful helper monkeys! And hats, dear God, hats aplenty! All this and more awaits any brave soul ready and willing to enlist in the ranks of the Mighty Skullboy Army! How do you sign up, you ask? Just purchase this book, absorb its nefarious bounty (we recommend using the eyes-to-brain method), and say hello to your new lord and master, Skullboy! If he's not home from elementary school yet, be sure to pick up a handy pager. You will be called upon when needed. Oh, and be sure to beef up on that health insurance." What it feels like is a cheap blend of Calvin and Hobbes with Pinky and the Brain. Yet without the intellectualism of Calvin or the humor found in Pinky. The illustrations were okay, the story so-so and overall not really worth it. I won't be buying volume 2 if it ever comes out!

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