The Mighty Mascots: Breakfast cereal kills teeth, saves lives
I prefer paper comics. My eyes get tired faster looking at a screen, and besides that, I like looking at the “full-size” experience. So when Alterna ended their review PDF program a few months ago, and replaced it with a press discount on their physical books, I was actually pretty happy. We’ve found a few gems from the publisher in the past, and I figured if I just ordered all of their stuff in paper, I’d have an easier time checking it out.
Fast-forward to NOW
I was working through the latest shipment when I came to this:
I began reading it—the second issue—and it was actually really funny. It occurred to me that I probably had the first issue in the shipment from two months ago, so I dug around, and sure enough, there it was.
What if cereal mascots were, you know, alive?
The Mighty Mascots is the story of a band of brand mascots brought to life by a 3d-printing accident. They fight for justice, and they make you laugh while doing it. And they take themselves completely seriously, which only adds to the funny. Born in the mind of writer/letterer Keith Gleason, it is the sort of ridiculously zany bonkery that Jay and I loved in Cyko KO. There’s plenty of well-crafted action and expressiveness from artist Ian Waryanto, which—when paired with Gleason’s humor—makes for a book that is just good, old-fashioned fun. There’s a plot to follow, so it’s not all chuckles and spectacle, but the chuckles and spectacle are just such a blast that the story itself often feels superfluous.
We may end up chatting more about this on a future episode of the podcast, so stay tuned for that. And if we can get Gleason to join us, that would be even better.