Bee and PuppyCat #1

Bee and PuppyCat #1

Writer: Natasha Allegri Artist: Natasha Allegri Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

WHY WE LOVE IT: Because Natasha Allegri is simply amazing. She built up a big fan-following on Tumblr while working on the Adventure Time cartoon, then created gender-swapped characters (Fionna and Cake) that became so popular they put them into the show. Then, she created BEE AND PUPPYCAT and it became the most funded web series project in Kickstarter history. How could we NOT publish it?

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: You might already love it if you're one of the thousands who supported the Kickstarter campaign, but for those of you just joining us, if you like stories that feature magical girls like SAILOR MOON, MADOKA MAGICA, and POWERPUFF GIRLS, you will enjoy BEE AND PUPPYCAT! It's a slice-of-life story with a twist, and it has so much comedy and enchantment you can't help but be swept up.

WHAT IT'S ABOUT: It's a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can't seem to figure out life,

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli May 14, 2014

    Those looking for another reason to step into a fun-filled alternative reality should definitely check out Bee and Puppycat. It's too adorable to pass up and offers the right amount of pure-hearted humour to keep you coming back for more. If you can't wait for the next issue be sure to check out the cartoon in the meantime! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    8CN - Matt Overstreet May 14, 2014

    Not to say that the humor isn't delightfully irreverent and that the artwork is pleasently light and playful, but this week's recommendation is really pretty easy: if you like what's been shown so far of theBee and Puppycat cartoon, then I would recommend the comic to you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 14, 2014

    Bee and Puppycat is one of those love it or hate it type of books, an incoherent jumble of ridiculousness that somehow manages to be totally enjoyable. Whether or not the comic can maintain the same manic energy of the series remains to be seen, but if you're looking to take a step off the beaten path you can't get much further. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geeked Out Nation - KateCoenen May 17, 2014

    I look forward to sharing my copy of Bee and PuppyCat #1 with the friend who introduced me to the cartoon, and I'm curious to see where the comic goes from here. I'm ambivalent, though, about whether I should shell out $3.99 per issue for the comic, or wait for the trade to save money. If the story picks up the pace, I'll be willing to do as many temp jobs in space necessary to keep up with the adventures of Bee and PuppyCat. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 15, 2014

    Really, there's a number of reasons to check out this series. Bee and Puppycat are both hilarious characters and Allegri's art is downright gorgeous. Unfortunately, the slow abrupt pacing may turn off those who aren't already familiar with the original short. Despite this being a series that can (and honestly, definitely will) find its way into the upper echelons of great comic tie-ins, it's off to a noticeably slow start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 14, 2014

    This book already has a huge built-in audience that will surely be overjoyed to see Bee and PuppyCat in comic book form. But unlike something like Adventure Time, it hasn’t hit its stride in this medium yet, and that’s working against it garnering new fans who might be expecting something a little bit more polished. But Allegri’s trademark charm and unique worldview do shine through this work. Bee and Puppycat is a fun concept with a lot of room to grow. In a few months, it could be truly one to watch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Ari Carr May 14, 2014

    "Bee & Puppycat" #1 is great for both new and old fans alike, and this tale of magical girls and talking cats (dogs?) is off to an amazing, charming start, and is my new favorite thing! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 19, 2014

    Overall, "Bee and Puppycat" #1 is a debut with great imagination and style. The tone is unusually complex, surreal and tender with hints of joy and grief. While the art taken panel by panel is strong, it ignores the monthly format and the traditional need for the plot to develop more quickly, but this may be less of an issue in subsequent issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell May 16, 2014

    In the end, there didnt seem to be a heck of a lot of substance to this one, but it was definitely an intriguing introduction to a wonderfully creative new team of characters. What this lacks in depth, it makes up for in charm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall May 20, 2014

    The Bottom Line:If you haven't seen the Bee and Puppycat short on YouTube, you really should. It's quite funny, and enjoys a very stream-of-consciousness randomness. That doesn't translate into a comicbook form, unfortunately, at least not as presented here. Instead, it makes for an average, and very decompressed, comic when all is said and done. Especially for a 3.99 price tag. If you want this, you should probably wait for the trade. This is assuming, of course, that you're in the right target audience in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 2.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 11, 2014

    Comics for children arent an excuse to cut corners and edit away issues. They should be stepping stones to childs ability to read and enter a larger literary world. Read Full Review

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