Conservative Comic Book Pundit

Friday, September 23, 2005

Weekly reviews

Franklin Richards: Son of A Genius

I have to applaud Marvel. They really are trying to bring kids back to comics, and here they have the perfect concept. Hopefully they can market it correctly.

My six and a half year old daughter loved this comic, and so did I. As many other commentators/reviewers have said, this is Calvin and Hobbes by way of Dennis the Menace and the Fantastic Four. With H.E.R.B.I.E. as his foil/protector, Franklin gets in mess after mess - such as shrinking down to miniature size and exploring his father's nose, or cloning himself with Jello.

Overall, this handful of short tales are pure, plain fun. The visuals perfectly complement the manic goings on, and it doesn't talk down to kids or adults. This is easily the most enjoyable comic I have read in a long time. Buy several copies and give them to your neighbor's kids, or something. This comic deserves more exposure.


  • Just generally on the subject of Family entertainment. I feel kind of crass sometimes because I forget that movies and comics and tv don't need blood and sex to be good. It's nice to watch a good clean show like "Sky High." The edgey stuff, like BG, has to walk a thin line, a line that is crossed to often by most edgey TV (i.e.: The Shield) and is shrugged at by many people that won't accept in criticism of anything as "too graphic." Comic books walk this line, too, and I understand what is sort-of pleasant about a fun-for-the-whole-family book.

    By Blogger genie junkie, at 1:50 PM  

  • I have nothing against good movies, comics, etc. that have blood and gore and violence and sex in them - if they're good.

    But, it is nice to have comics (and movies and books, et al) that can be enjoyed by "all ages."

    "Clean" art can be just as creative as any other type. And this is honestly one of the best comic to come out in years.

    By Blogger John Phelan, at 5:50 PM  

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