James Bates in "Bart's Stink Strike" does not with the story stink up the room. Instead, he offers a bouquet of carefully crafted comeuppance for the usually unflappable Bart. James Lloyd peppers the panels with illustrations that one may find unusual in a funny book. On the very first page for instance, the reflection of Krusty on Bart's eyes combined with the cathode-blue courtesy of Art Villanueva give the reader a hint of how Bart has become practically hypnotized into forgetting all else--including bathing. Lloyd and Pepoy also give the aroma of slyness around Homer as his plan unfolds. While it's true that Homer is a "slow-thinker" Bates makes his shrewd scheme pungent and within Homer's purview. Read Full Review
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