Comic Book Review: Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1

If you're looking for a book you can just jump right into blindly, Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1 is definitely not the one. You'll need to at least take a quick Wikipedia crash course on the character before opening the pages of this. For those familiar with Jack Kirby's Forager and New Gods, you'll no doubt fall right into this new tale.

Forager is just one of the Hive before he breaks out of his cocoon and finds himself in a mysterious house in an unknown realm. There he meets all kinds of strange creatures: a ghostly girl, a talking teddy bear and otherworldly weirdos that have literally jumped out of his worst nightmares in Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1.

But these interdimensional oddballs are nothing compared to the evil General Electric, who is on the hunt for a reality-bending metal that could alter the fabric of life itself. To stay one step ahead of him and preserve the multiverse, Forager must travel through alternate dimensions to seek the metal and, hopefully, catch up with that cagey stuffed bear. If he does it, will he finally be able to distinguish himself as a New God?

Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1 hearkens back to the golden age of comic books. Everything from its campy dialogue to blah blah's Kirby-like artwork points to a less serious decade where superheroes were still just a lot of fun. Toss in a bit of a haunted house vibe and a creepy little kid ala The Ring or The Grudge and you've got quite a bizarre foundation to build a story upon. Imagine a,superhero book mixed with a touch of Tales from the Crypt or Creepy.

For some reason, Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1 is for mature readers. It contains violence and frightening and intense scenes. I didn't find anything here to merit it having more than a "T" for Teen rating.

Lee Allred wrote Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1. Mike Allred illustrates the issue. It was released on May 10th through DC Comics and Young Animals. The book is 32 pages long.

Bug!: The Adventures of Forager #1 is available now in print and digital editions.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟





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