Review – Bravest Warriors #23 (BOOM! Studios)

BravestWarriors23_COVER-A - CopyPublisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer(s): Kate Leth
Artist(s): Ian McGinty
Release Date: 27th August 2014

I’m pleased to report that Bravest Warriors #23 continues the current resurgence of the series. Join me on the wonderful adventure known as “reading” to find out why.

Firstly; the art. By this point it is becoming harder and harder to find things to say about the art for Bravest Warriors month-to-month and review-to-review. The art at this point is coming out exactly on model, with spot-on colour work, every issue. This does begin to create a feeling that panels can be quickly glanced over, due to the art being so similar between issues, but most panels contain enough interesting and fun background design that this habit is quickly snapped out of. While #23 contains no great standout splash pages or the like, it maintains the smooth layouts and pleasing art that has become the expected standard for this book.

Now the story. This issue continues the story concerning RoboChris’s attempt to win Danny’s love by ensuring MeatChris is enslaved by disgusting, indolent grub creatures. This leads to some fantastically creepy lines from RoboChris, and a far better exploration of MeatChris’s burgeoning Emotion Lord powers than the recent tie-in to Season 2 of the show.

The secondary story also impresses, with a unique art style and hilarious concept. A recurring joke about the inevitability of Chris’s death in a swimming pool racecar is a standout from the entire issue.

I feel like I might be preaching to the choir after 23 issues, as most will know whether they want to be reading this comic or not, but given the dip in quality during the Season 2 tie-in I feel it is necessary to state that this series is back on solid ground.

Rating: 4/5


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The writer of this piece was: Andrew Stevens
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