Bee and Puppycat #2 begins with a discussion about sleep, pajamas, and some of the more mundane points of being human between Temp-Bot and Bee, who admits she’s not so great at the human gig. Fortunately, Temp-Bot quickly gives her something she can handle: she and Puppycat must fix a broken music box on “Snow Globe Planet.”
There are no earth-shattering plot twists in Bee and Puppycat, but I found myself charmed anyway. They obviously live in a magical world where holes open up between planets, where “puppycats” exist and talk back, and where robots are intrigued by what being human means. The drawings are simple but cute, and I loved Puppycat’s attitude. I also felt using QR Codes so that the reader could listen to some of the music boxes in the house was a nice touch and really innovative. I’m not sure if future issues will add to this story (and perhaps solve the mystery of why all the music boxes told sad bedtime stories?) or if each is meant to be a standalone, but either way, I’m intrigued enough to want to read future Bee and Puppycat issues and tuning in to see how the animated cartoon ties in with the comics.
I give it 4 out of 5 Lightning Bolts.
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #2
Writer: Garrett Jackson, Natasha Allegri
Artist: Natasha Allegri
On Sale: June 11, 2014
Publisher: Boom Studios