2.16.2016

Review: Grumpy Cat Volume 1

Grumpy Cat Volume 1
by Royal McGraw (Author), Elliot Serrano (Author), Ben Fisher (Author), Steve Uy (Cover Design, Artist), Ken Haeser (Artist), Tavis Maiden (Artist)Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Graphic Novels, Cats
Print (104 pages, DYNAMIC FORCES)
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! (Ages: 9-12)

Squeaky clean for the preteen reader. (4 stars)

You either adore the infamous sour puss or you're wrong. But let's admit it... she's got more merch than thousands of celebrities and that can be really eye roll inducing, especially now that she's got her own comic.

Sadly, the storylines reads like recycled Garfield strips with Grumpy as Garfield and Pokey as Nermal. It's the fantastic artwork that I ultimately enjoyed but then, I grew up in the 80's and am not the target age group for the comic. Which means that while I didn't really love it, I know that the tween audience is going to gobble this down like so many cat treats. The humor is clean and silly and the charming art is sure to please. So if you know a kid who loves comics and Grumpy Cat this is made of win.

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