For as long as I can remember, comic books have always been a part of my life. Though I do not collect them anymore, I do read as much I can on my Kindle. I have also watched Mystery Science Theater 3000 since its early days on Comedy Central. When I saw that a comic book had been made of this show, I had no idea what to think. How could the show translate into this format? Very well.
I first saw this collection at a Barnes and Noble and thought the concept was very interesting. When I got home I checked to see if it was available cheaper through Kindle and it was. The back story is that Kinga, Dr. Forrester’s daughter, has figured out a way to insert Jonah, Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and others from the latest incarnation of the series into classic comic books.
With the aid of the Bubbulat-R, our heroes are assimilated into the comic book titles of Kinga’s choosing. I’m not sure how they actually did this. Did they insert the characters into actual issues from the past or were they drawn in the style of comic books from the 1940s that have fallen into public domain? Either way it works, complete with riffing. A little bubble appears along the edge of a word balloon to signify the riff. Very clever!
As the issues of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 progresses, the comics that the cast appear in start to meld together creating even more fun. Just like the show itself, this concept could’ve gone either way. Thankfully, in my opinion, it’s a success! This six-issue series is available individually or in a single collection, which is what I have. If you’re a fan of the show then you will enjoy this series as well.
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