I’ve enjoyed all the Li’l comics. Li’l Vampi, Li’l Ernie and Li’l Battlestar Galactica were all great fun. Maybe not as all age as one would think but still definitely good for kids younger than their source comics. I jumped at the chance to review Li’l Bionic Kids since I was a fan of all people bionic in my formative years. I wish I’d skipped it.
The story begins familiarly. An accident on the playground leaves Steve and Jamie injured. They can be saved. They are rebuilt, stronger, faster…oh you know the rest. Once they are rebuilt they are sent to a special school, The Academy for Scientific Intelligence or ASI for short. Here you’ll find Oscar, Rudy and Ms. Callhan running the school, and a few of the villains from the shows such as the Fembots.
Jamie and Steve play little kid games, torturing each other. Until the main villain is revealed. I honesty didn’t find them all that cute or interesting. They annoyed me to be honest. I also found the comic to be a bit mean spirited but that may be more about the elementary school and not a flaw in the story. I don’t think these characters lent themselves to this type storytelling. At least not as well as some of the others.
The writing is ok but I didn’t feel a flow to the story, it was more stereotypical school yard vignettes that ended up in a story. The art was equal to the other Li’l Dynamite books. Very cute and picturesque.
I’m giving Li’l Bionic Kids 2 out 5 stars, mostly for the fun of seeing familiar characters and the adorable art.