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Grumpy Cat Volume 1
by Ben McCool, Royal McGraw, Elliott Serrano, Ben Fisher
Diamond Book Distributors
Comics & Graphic, Children's Fiction
Pub Date: February 16, 2016
The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat is a comic designed to appeal to younger fans of the famous feline. The artwork is cute and colorful, and the stories are short. Pokey is Grumpy Cat’s foil with irrepressible good humor and enthusiasm. Without Pokey, Grumpy Cat would not have the opportunity to express her characteristic displeasure. Although Pokey is easily manipulated, Dog is far dimmer, and his activities make for considerable laughter.
As I read, one thought stuck in my mind. It may be coincidence but the Grumpy Cat comic reminded me of a long running web comic, Two Lumps. While Two Lumps is more for a general audience and the Grumpy Cat comic is designed for children there are numerous similarities that make the Grumpy Cat comic appear derivative.
While it may not be the most original, Grumpy Cat serves its purpose as a vehicle to bring Grumpy Cat to a new generation in a colorful and entertaining way.
4/5 (for younger audiences)
I received a copy of Grumpy Cat Volume 1 from the publishers and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Dynamite proudly presents the comic book misadventures of Grumpy Cat, featuring "The World's Grumpiest Cat" and her brother, Pokey! With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!