Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Reader's Diary #1976- Ian Boothby (writer), Nina Matsumoto (artist): Sparks!

A couple of times in the first chapter of Sparks! a graphic novel by Ian Boothby and Nina Matsumoto about a couple of cat superheros whose disguise is a single dog costume, I laughed at loud. It's a kids comic, so I immediately felt embarrassed for laughing so hard at it. Then I noted that Boothby had written Simpsons and Futurama comics as well and felt a little better.

Too bad though that it didn't remain as funny. It was still good, amusing and entertaining overall, but the villain baby was decidedly less so and it's such an overdone trope.

The cartooning by Matsumoto fun; fluid with a manga influence, and like most Scholastic comics, brightly coloured.

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