Spooner #1

Artist: Ted Dawson Publisher: Astonish Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 29, 2004

    A very enjoyable reading experience that is helped considerably by the simple fact that this issue marks my first exposure to the Spooner series, and as such this issue acts as my introduction to the comic strip. Now it's not quite as charming as my all time favorite comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", and the humor isn't quite up to the levels of the "Far Side", my second favorite, but it manages to secure the third spot. It's heads above the strips I currently encounter in the local papers, as Ted Dawson has created a young married couple who don't need the comedic props that turn me off the other comic strips. I mean the humor holds up with Ted Dawson showing a wide range, as none of the jokes feel like they are recycled, and while many of the strips focus on Spooner managing to put his foot in his mouth as he inadvertently insults his wife, each time out the humor manages to put a different spin on the premise. It also help that both of the characters are very likeable, as it's easy t Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Craig Lemon Mar 23, 2004

    Its a high quality, funny book unreservedly recommended for the older reader and their spouse equivalent, be it male or female. Read Full Review

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