Monday, April 18, 2016
Garbage Pail Kids
author: Jeff Zapata
average rating: 3.00
book published: 2016
read at: 2016/04/18
date added: 2016/04/18
With 'Garbage Pail Kids' by various artists, I should have known what I was stepping in to, but the cast of guest artists like Peter Bagge and Shannon Wheeler and others drew me in to the trap.
I was a little old when the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon hit, but I understand it's appeal. I collected Odd Rods and Wacky Packages, (and dearly wish I'd hung on to some of them after seeing what some of them go for now), but I digress. The Garbage Pail Kids appeal to a certain gross out humor. The problem with 4 volumes of it, is eventually the body fluid jokes threaten to become a stinking flood. There are only so many rivers of snot and other things a person can put up with. At least this person.
The art can't be faulted. The characters stay true to their trading card selves. It seems like certain characters are more popular than others, maybe for their ability to ooze more or something.
As you can tell, this really wasn't for me, but there is probably a fan out there who will love the retro characters in adventures where they have to use their "special" powers.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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