A couple of months ago we teased the Regular Show comic and now out of nowhere here it is!
Most of you know this stuff isn’t really my “thing”, when it comes to animation I prefer The Venture Bros. or Archer (or Sealab 2021 and Harvey Birdman when they were around) but when we got the preview I thought I’d give it a look.
Cartoon Network (and Boom! Studios) is having huge success with the Adventure Time comics (#14 of which came in at #102 of the Top 300 books in March – source ICv2.com) so it was a pretty safe bet there would be other shows brought over to comics. So? Is this a cash grab or is it a good comic?
It’s good stuff! I have seen the show on occasion and let me tell you Allison Strejlau nailed the art style perfectly. The first story is just like watching the show! K.C. Green isn’t a writer for the show but he should be, the voices are spot on as well. This is definitely a book to pick up if you love this show. And if you just enjoy goof ball humor with a 20 something sensibility give it a try as well.
Now as the Dad of a 7 yr old and a 3 yr old I’m going to say, not really an all-ages book. In the first story Mordecai and Rigby goad Muscle Man into starting a mosh pit. Harmless in itself but the language is a bit rough for all-ages and the violence that the mosh pit unleashes is drawn well, disturbingly well. Realize though that I don’t let my 7 yr old watch this show to begin with so your mileage may vary.
Here, check out some preview pages…
Regular Show #1
Writer: Green, K.C.
Artist: Strejlau, Allison
Cover Artist: Edwards, Nick
On Sale: June 2013
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Diamond Id: FEB130826