Monday, April 6, 2009
The Incredibles #1
Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Marcio Takara
Published by Boom Kids
I didn’t really like the Incredibles movie when it came out. I usually like super hero movies that aren’t cartoons like Spider-Man or Iron Man because they seem more real. The Incredibles movie was okay but I liked the other movies they came out with like Finding Nemo or Toy Story. My favorite Pixar movie is Monsters Inc because I like the idea of the silly monsters having jobs to scare people. I didn’t know if I was going to like this comic because I didn’t like the movie that much, but because I really liked the Muppet Show comic this company made so I decided to try it.
The comic book starts with a big robot from the future who goes to a zoo and lets off this bomb that turns all the animals into dinosaur creatures. There is a huge elephant brontosaurous and a tiger that is mixed with a triceratops. The Incredibles are at the zoo visiting when everything happens and they work together to stop the rampage. I liked when the little boy, Dash, asks his dad if they can keep some of the dinosaurs after they save the day and the dad says ‘no, your mother would kill us’. It’d be cool to own a pet dinosaur. I also liked the part where the little baby turns into a devil to scare a flying monkey. The family captures all of the wild animals and then the dad goes after the big robot but his super punch doesn’t do anything to the bad guy. During the fight the robot trips and the giant elephant dinosaur falls on top of him, crushing him.
The dad was being very bossy during the battle and when they get home the mom is mad that he was being like that and asks if he’s sick. Then the neighbors come over for a visit and a barbeque and all of the kids are playing together. I thought it was funny when the kids were playing in the backyard and they were dressed up like Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
After the party, Dash tells his dad that the robot guy is up to no good so the dad sneaks back into the zoo to find out what’s going on. The bad guy put a bomb in with the lions and Mr.Incredible takes the bomb and is tip toeing around the zoo trying not to wake any of the animals up but that doesn’t work. All of the lions wake up and attack him and when he tries to rip the bars of the lion cage open he isn’t strong enough. His friend Frozone saves him by making an ice wall before the lions eat him alive. Then Mr.Incredible tells Frozone that he called him for help because he didn’t want his family to know that he was losing his powers. I don’t know how he lost his powers but I guess they’ll talk about that in the next comic.
I think the comic book was a lot better than the movie but it went by real quick. I really liked the battle in the zoo and how the family battled the evil robot and at the end when Mr. Incredible was sneaking around at night in the zoo trying not to wake up the lions. It was cool when Frozone froze the lions, too. The art was pretty realistic and looked just like the way everyone looked in the movies. I think they did a good job of making the story a lot more fun and interesting than how things were in the movie and even the time at the house was funny with the kids dressed up as other movie characters. I’ll try the next issue, too.
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10