As part of my new, much more relaxed reading plan, I decided this morning that I was going to select a comic from the shelf and read it. I can say that the end goal is to be more familiar with the comic section at work or to boost reviews on the blog but, honestly, I kind of just want a little thing to look forward to on Fridays that isn’t the BuzzFeed cat newsletter, though I do look forward to that too.
I began with Sidescrollers because I had been meaning to pick it up for a long time and whenever I walk past it it mocks me.
Now, I’m going to do some things that I never do.
First, there were a lot of things that I liked about this book. It was fun and funny. It reminded me of a high school movie. It was kind of like Superbad where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. I felt like it was full of tropes and stereotypes but they are tropes and stereotypes that I love. Plus, shenanigans, including evil and good cats, lobsters, and even a scorpion.
But then. You know, do we have to talk about people being pussies all of the time? Or, like, do we have to talk about “tang”? And I hate to be that person because sometimes you have to take things as they are but why do all of the female characters have weird boobs? Why are they basically only there for boobs?
So, yes, I was amused and I laughed and I enjoyed it but I could not in good conscience give it a glowing review.