Sunday, April 4, 2010
Written by Richard McAuliffe and illustrated by Chad Cicconi
Published by Orang Utan Comics
Baby Boomers is a comic about two little babies who hate each other. They keep getting put together by their parents and instead of playing they keep dreaming about fighting each other in different kinds of matches. The book is really silly. We found it when we went to a small comic convention and the people were selling the book. We looked through a lot of the pages and it was really funny so we bought it.
It’s a really crazy idea that there are two babies who are trying to fight to the death. They’re just babies. We have a little brother and it’s funny to imagine that he is having some secret war with another baby in his head. The best part of the comic is just how the babies have all these different battles and they keep getting put together because the parents don’t realize that they don’t like each other.
The book has so many different battles. There is a fight in the crib where the babies do karate against each other. There is a fight on a playground where the babies are imagining that a pail and shovel for the sandbox are really a shield, spear and helmet. All of the battles that they get into are really funny but one of the best ones is when the two babies are in their walkers and they pretend that they have all these kinds of weapons on the walkers and start attacking each other. Another really good one is when they have a massive attack in the room and are using the family pets to help. One of the babies grabs two hamsters and starts firing their poop at the other babies. It made no sense but it was really funny.
The art is like a cartoon instead of making them look like real babies but it looks good because the story is silly like a cartoon. I really like some of the expressions on the babies’ faces, especially when they are put next to each other when the moms are there and they just give each other these mean stares.
This is a really strange idea for a book but we're glad that we bought it because it was really funny and we hope they do some more of these stories.
Rating: 8 out of 10