Sunday, March 6, 2016

Grumpy Cat, Volume 1

Grumpy Cat, Volume 1
author: Ben McCool
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.45
book published: 2015
rating: 3
read at: 2016/03/06
date added: 2016/03/06
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'Grumpy Cat, Volume 1' by Ben McCool, Royal McGraw, Elliott Serrano and Ben Fisher (among others) is a collection of comics about the internet's grumpiest cat. It's aimed at kids, but some of humor, I think, is a bit dark for a kids comic.

Grumpy Cat lives with her younger more exuberant brother Pokey Cat. In the eleven stories featured here, we see Pokey trying to get Grumpy enthused about life, and we see Grumpy trying to get Pokey and the occasional dog in trouble. They investigate a haunted house, dress up like superheroes, and act like detectives when their outdoor food stash gets eaten, among other things. As hard as Grumpy Cat tries, Pokey Cat is the eternal optimistic balance in this duo.

My problems occur when Pokey Cat is on a roof, and Grumpy Cat is encouraging him to jump off and probably die. It doesn't happen, but it seems a little over dark for something that seems aimed at kids. Also, it does remind me quite a bit of Garfield, with Pokey playing the part of Nermel and the dog seeming a lot like Odie. The adventures are likeable enough, and I do like Pokey Cat's indominatable spirit.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Dynamite Entertainment, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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