Review – The Incredible Bun #3 (Madius Comics)

Publisher: Madius Comics
Writer: Mike Sambrook
Artwork: Rosie Packwood
Lettering: Rob Jones

Bun is back in the third instalment of Madius Comics’ heartwarming, all-ages tale of a giant rabbit forced to make his way in an unfamiliar world where everything is scary everywhere he turns someone is looking to take advantage of him.  And, hot off the back of yet another successful Kickstarter campaign, I’d like to share my thoughts on the wonderful world of Bun.

So, what can I tell you about this third instalment? Nothing… absolutely nothing. I’m sworn to secrecy, because this issue contains some major spoilers that have been building over the last couple of issues and I promised that I’d do my very best not to spoil it for you.

However, what I can tell you is that this is the issue of the big reveal, where all becomes clear, where we find out who the mysterious Toot really is and why they have been following Bun’s trials and tribulations. We also discover that not everyone is who they appear to be. Well, except the bad guys, they’re not fooling anyone… or are they?

For me, this issue is easily better than the first two. There’s a lot more going on (if that’s possible), and there are a lot more ups and downs for our fluffy hero. This issue will make you laugh, and it’ll bring a tear to your eye, and it’s an issue that’s going to have you desperate to read the next one.

The narrative is still warm and witty and full of heart; there’s action and adventure and intrigue and Ninjas (but I didn’t tell you that bit), and Sambrook, Packwood, and Jones continue to deliver a really great story which is a truly all-ages experience. Rosie Packwood’s artwork is perfect for this title. It’s has a great, cartoony, over the top style that really works, and allows the narrative to go to some uncomfortable places without alienating or frightening the younger readers.

If you haven’t already guessed, this is a title that I absolutely love.  I love it because it has genuine heart, and you can feel the passion that has gone into creating this. I love this title because the team behind it are genuinely great people that are massively enthusiastic about comics as a whole (I’m particularly blown away by some of their horror titles). I love it because my eldest son is dyslexic, and there are about half a dozen books I know he will willingly read… Madius produce two of them (the other is The Exchange which I’m looking forward to seeing the next instalment of soon).

If you have the opportunity pick up a copy of The Incredible Bun, pick them all up, an while you’re there have a look at some of the other titles Madius have produced.

Rating: 5/5 giant boxing rabbits!

ceejThe writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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