- Posted by Johanna on February 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm
- Category: Indy Comic Reviews, KC
- PUBLISHER: United Plankton Pictures / Bongo Comics; $2.99 US
by KC Carlson, age 54
1. It’s got SpongeBob SquarePants and all his wacky friends in it!
2. On the cover, SpongeBob shows his dramatic range by portraying a giant #1. He’s #1!!!
3. There are pirates in it — comic book collecting pirates! Double bag!!!
4. There are lots of pictures of SpongeBob in his underpants (for those of you who like that sort of thing). (We don’t like to judge.)
5. Everybody loves SpongeBob!
6. Kids will love this very funny comic book, because all the characters do very funny things. Grown-up persons will also love SpongeBob Comics for its meta level of reality, based on their individual psychological background as well as their personal relationship with plankton. (Which they are not required to share.) NOTE: Some adults may miss some of the intentional humor by spending too much time thinking “Would this work underwater?” Sometimes you just have to go with the flow…
7. SpongeBob has funny nightmares.
8. There’s a way-cool giant pull-out poster version of the cover, and the comic producers have thoughtfully not put anything important on the backside — so you can take it out and put it on your wall (or in your car) without ruining the comic book. Yay!
9. Best Joke Ever is also the Best Concept Ever! If you do it right, there are 843,3278,159 different combinations of the joke! (I counted!) And they’re ALL funny! (NOTE: I may have some issues with counting. Your results may vary.)
11. I like Gary.
10. SpongeBob has lots of friends helping to tell his stories, including his creator Stephen Hillenburg, James Kochalka, Hilary Barta, Graham Annable, Gregg Schigiel, David Lewman, Jacob Chabot, Sherm Cohen, Robert Leighton, Vince Deporter, Bob Flynn, Corey Barba, Andy Rementer, ringmaster Chris Duffy, and many other talented peoples — more than I can count. (Did I mention I have issues with counting? Apparently, I also have memory problems.) They all do really great work, and it’s absolutely not true about the mollusks.
11. I like cereal.
12. There are pirates in it — comic book collecting pirates! The pirate comic is written and drawn by R. Sikoryak. With a first name like that, isn’t he the perfect person to make pirate comics?
13. SpongeBob Comics is published by United Plankton Pictures and distributed by Bongo Comics Group, which Article 47.3 of the Comic Book Reviewers Code requires us to mention. (But who really cares? Publishers aren’t funny.)
14. Oh, they tell me I hafta’ go now! Buy SpongeBob Comics. You’ll really, really, really, really, really like it! Really! Bye!
P.S. My pal Chris Duffy sent me this comic. He’s a good guy — you should buy it! Yay Chris!