Created by: Pendleton Ward
Written by: Joey Comeau
Illustrated by: Mike Holmes
Color by: Lisa Moore
“Warped Zoned Out”
Written and Illustrated by: Ryan Pequin
Colors by: Whitney Cogar
Published by: Kaboom!
If it’s one thing I love it’s an all ages comic. One I can read with my 8 year old, and not have to skip the entire story. Bravest Warriors #12 was perfect.
Pendleton Ward, the genius behind Bravest Warriors has made my life a whole lot happier. Bravest Warriors is actually an animated web series that’s part of the Cartoon Network Hangover YouTube channel. It has won the Shorty award this year for best web show with a pending nomination at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Following in the footsteps of the Adventure Time success, the Bravest Warriors was transformed into a comic.
So what can I say about Bravest Warriors to get you to read it? Well for one thing it is set in the year 3085. That should be enough right there! Let me give you a little recap of issue 12. We first see all the Bravest Warriors snug as bugs in bed. These are the moments when the Bravest Warriors do not have to be Warriors. They can let their guard down, and just be themselves. No one to impress, or let down, just be peaceful. All of a sudden the All Live Chess Blitz players crashes into their home. They are challenged to the “Multiverse Battle Blitz Bloodbath!” Beth and Chris are selected to take part in this year’s championship. The next panels are funny. They show you what regular chess is like with a regular chess audience. Here you see the players being civil and taking their time, and the audience is calm. Then you see Multiverse Chess Battle, and there are limb casualties. After Chris gets banged up, Beth is offered something to help her focus, and wins the chess tournament. It is called Smarterax B. Wallow gets it away from her and throws it away. He tells Beth to believe in herself, and that she don’t need that stuff because she is the best player he knows. This is a really good talking point with your kids about taking weird things off of strangers, and how being your self is the best way to be. Beth of course ends up two arm casts as well, but Wallow tells them how proud he is of them. I liked this one because even Warriors need a break, and can also be tempted by things just like we can.
The second story “Warped Zone Out” Was your classic gaming story. Danny is playing a video game, and is not paying attention to anything around him. I think it’s safe to say we have all been there. So a huge squid monster attacks the Bravest Warriors, and he is still sitting there playing! It’s all good until the squid destroyed the game, then Danny pays attention and defeats the monster. Just a fun cute little story that anyone would enjoy, especially gamers.
The art is amazing! The colors are so bright and the panels are not too cluttered up with word bubbles. The comic is easy on the eyes, and a fun read.
If you are looking for a fun, funny, bright colored comic, Bravest Warriors would be my pick for you. Don’t forget to pick up Adventure Time as well. Both are fantastic!
5 out of 5 nerds