Friday, September 19, 2014

Rocky & Bullwinkle (graphic novel) - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors and IDW Publishing on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Rocky & Bullwinkle
Author:  Mark Evanier
Illustrator: Roger Langridge

Upcoming Release Date: September 23, 2014

Synopsis: Welcome Bullwinkle the Moose and Rocket J. Squirrel back to comics in these four great tales, "The Psychic Sidekick," "The Washed-Up Wizard," "First Moose on the Moon," and "The Burger Monster." Plus, four back-up stories featuring everybody's favorite mountie, Dudley Do-Right.


Review: I watched Rocky & Bullwinkle with my father growing up. I always enjoyed the cartoon, especially the shorts within the episodes. Not only does this graphic novel compile 4 new comics with your favorite moose and flying squirrel duo, but each story is interrupted midway by a shorter Dudley Do-Right story. 

The humor of the original cartoon is kept intact and brought to modern times with references to current technologies and pop culture. The characters even break the fourth wall pretty frequently, addressing the reader directly. 

In addition to Dudley Do-Right, other minor characters from the cartoon appear as well. Gidney and Cloyd, the aliens on the moon, take a crucial role in one story. 

I give this graphic novel a 4/5 and suggest it to Rocky & Bullwinkle fans of all ages! It is a great way to introduce kids to comics. The stories are short and broken down enough that they would make excellent bedtime reading material. 


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