Monday, April 30, 2007

You already know this, but The Simpsons comics are actually quite good

The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors: Hoodoo Voodoo

Ah, The Simpsons. Often imitated never replicated, er, often quoted never really ever watched by me anymore. Yeah, I can’t do rhyming advice very well but I did like this collection. I’ve not read the comic all that much. And by “all that much” I mean “ever.” Okay, I read the Bongo free-comic book day issue on offer last year and really liked it but I’ve got a limited budget and as much as I like good comics I’ve got to be realistic here.

It’s good. It’s good like those episodes you quote all the time are good. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re thinking of buying Simpsons comics you really should. They’re funny and clever and really capture the essence of the show much better than the actual show has for the last few years. Well at least what little I’ve read has.

This is a fun little collection with classic geek humour based around the Lord of the Rings and even a bit on Alan Moore’s From Hell. Plus it’s interspersed with Comic Book Guy’s totally awesome costumes, and adverts from the Aliens and Krusty. Brilliant stuff all around that had me smiling and laughing more than the show seems to these days.

2 comments:

Darroc said...

I really like the Futurama comic. The characters are quite consistent with the show, and the plots are outstanding. Also, it only comes out every 2 months, so it is not a huge addition to your subscription.

joncormier said...

Dude, I have enough temptation in my life as it is. :)