Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Pitiful Human-Lizard Vol 1: Far From Legendary
author: Jason Loo
average rating: 4.00
book published: 2014
read at: 2018/01/27
date added: 2018/01/27
'The Pitiful Human-Lizard Vol. 1: Far From Legendary' by Jason Loo won me over big time. This superhero from Toronto may not have the big time skills, but he makes up for it with sheer determination.
Lucas Barrett has a dad who was once famous in Toronto for using his amazing glue and a costume to climb walls as the Human-Lizard. Lucas follows in his footsteps. He adds crimefighting to his version, but with a day job and bills to pay, it's tough. With his sidekick/friend Majestic Rat (who has an army of rats to serve him), and Mother Wonder, the really good superhero, Toronto has never been safer. Or has it.
The concept reminded me a bit of the original Mystery Men comics with it's dry humor and pathetic powers, but it's elevated by the sheer imagination of the creator. His unusual takes on the strange sort of monsters that show up, was fun and kept me wondering what was going to show up next. Lucas is an everyman hero like we've seen before, but his pathetic life is so resonant, that he feels like someone you know or work with. The art had a really clean style that had a sort of retro look to it, but I liked it. Especially the bold covers included in the collection.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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