Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bug! The Adventures of Forager #3

Bug! The Adventures of Forager (2017-) #3Bug! The Adventures of Forager (2017-) #3 by Lee Allred
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forager, Kuzoko, and her teddy bear wind up inside a reality shard and find Chagra. Too bad Chagra is aligned with Atlas, an unstoppable hero...

The whacked-out Kirby lovefest continues as Bug and company go up against Atlas, a Jack Kirby creation that appeared in an issue of First Issue Special in the 1970s, then languished in limbo until James Robinson revived him for a Superman story around 2010-ish.

As Bug and friends make their way across a lava flat, the weird ass teddy bear reveals more about Bug's past and how he wound up in that basement in the first issue in the first place. Things are unfolding nicely and I have no idea where the book will end up, always a plus in my book.

The humor and quirkiness continue in this one. There's a musical yak and I chucked when Bug said Atlas had a First Issue. I love how the book feels simultaneously silver age and modern.

While I didn't think this was as explosive as the first two, it was still a lot of fun. My old man brain keeps forgetting things between issues. I think before #4 comes out, I'll have to reread the first three issues again.

At the halfway mark, Bug is still the only reason I go to the comic shop every month. There will be a vermin-shaped hole in my life when the series ends. Four out of five Kirby dots.

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