Ryan Browne, with the trusty colors of Jordan Boyd and Chris Crank's arsenal of letters, take's this former-24-hour experiment to new on-going heights. This book is absurd, bizarre, and hilarious. With what I have seen so far, I'm pretty much hooked on it. I want this in my veins!
So just to provide a brief description of this story, redneck astronauts known as 'astro-farmers' have accidentally launched their barn-silo-rocket into the rocket ship of General Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger, the son of King Tiger Eating a Cheeseburger. From this occurrence shit really hits the fan and the horrible superhero team known as 'The Power Persons Five' show up to put an end to the 'astro-farmers' that are leftover.
What I really enjoyed in this book, besides the crazy characters that are introduced, is really the self-awareness of this comic. We are given an exposition-heavy recap but when the character that gives this recap is named 3-D Cowboy and is a ghost with a tiny cowboy hat...I tend to pay attention. The humor is a successful concoction from all those involved. I particularly really enjoy the letters of Chris Crank and Ryan Browne, I never thought that “About to Fuck Shit Up!” could be used as a sound effect but something about it just works.
Besides the writing, Browne and Boyd really bring some great art to this. With the vibrant colors it provides a very cartoony look to this very [im]mature comic. Browne's level of detail really shines in a lot of these panels and the action scenes are very well done as they are accompanied with those special sound effects. The character designs really are a great example to the twisted and energetic mind of Ryan Browne. I really want to read his script for this issue just to see how this magic is made.
I don't know what else to say about this comic. It hits on all levels. I re-read this issue multiple times because I needed some good humor in my life and I just enjoyed it so much. For those who are missing The Auteur and want something a little bit twisted will be fully satisfied with this heavy serving of WTF.
I was having kind of a bad day and in my pull list there is a lot of dark, violent, semi-depressing stories so I'm glad that I have God Hates Astronauts. This comic was a very welcome surprise considering a lot of the hype that was on the internet regarding it and it definitely delivered. Thank you, Ryan Browne and co. This was a great read and I recommend it to people who are looking for a very funny comic to brighten up their dark pull list.