Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1

Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1

Writer: Ken Kristensen Artist: M. K. Perker Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 16, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
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This series, a collision of comedy, sex, and violence, follows the misadventures of America's most dysfunctional family as they go head-to-severed head with an Oprah-loving ax murderer, a cult-crazy soap opera star, and a neo-Nazi prison gang.
First issue: Todd wants desperately to make friends, but every kid he approaches winds up decapitated. Or worse. Meanwhile, Todd's mother is on a mission to get even with her husband who she believes is having an affair.

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jan 15, 2013

    Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth is a fantastic book like no other. This oddball story features slightly risqu humor with fantastic art. Perker and Kristense have a lot to live up to with the remaining three issues. If it's anything like the first issue, we're in for a great ride 5/5BioLatest PoststhorverineSenior Writer & Feature Entertainment Editor at ComicBookTherapyI'm a comic book and movie nerd who loves to share news I find interesting and hope you do as well. I'm a big Doctor Who fan and sci-fi in general. My favo Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Elkin Jan 22, 2013

    Add to the mix Perker's fantastic art and you got yourself gold here! Twisted, bug-fuckery gold, but gold all the same. Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1 is a axe to the head of pretentiousness. It barrels through just about every precious liberal sacred cow like a thirteen-year-old all hopped up on his buddy's Aderol, gripping the wheel white-knuckled as he points his grandpa's Chrysler towards the horizon line. This comic ZOOMS as it ZAGS and I have no idea when or where this ride is going to end. One thing's for sure, though, it's going to be one hell of a drive. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    The ending of Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth will stick with you, you wont forget just what happens to Todd at the end. Its funny and at the same time you cant help but fear what will happen to our paper bagged friend. At once disturbing, but at the same time compelling and oddly sweet, Todd: The Ugliest Kid on Earth is a comic that has to be seen and needs to be read. The final page of issue one tells me that this will be a story that will go in many directions. I wouldnt have it any other way, pick this up when it hits the shelf, you wont regret buying this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 7, 2013

    I read the 1st issue and loved it. We get the story of Todd who is apparently so ugly he goes around with a paper bag on his head so as to not burden others with looking at his face, and this says a lot about Todd. He's a kind soul and the world he populates is full of thoroughly unpleasant characters that he interacts with in a very upbeat way. It's the other characters who are the truly "ugly" people. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Mayank Khurana Jan 21, 2013

    For better or worse I would be sticking with this comics till the very end. Its got me interested enough. I hope it delivers a solid ending. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 22, 2013

    A very well done comic. I won't be continuing with it because it's not quite my “thing”, but it makes me smile that Image provides a publishing avenue for this sort of material about an awkward little boy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 10, 2013

    Todd’s life is shit. There’s no doubting that and it only gets worse as the story continues. It’s funny though and you’re curiosity is sure to be piqued by reading it. I’ll be sticking around to see what happens to Todd and enjoy all of the demented humor along the way. The title of the series alone is probably enough to draw some people in, but let me tell you that this book is not going to disappoint you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos Jan 16, 2013

    This is the first issue of a new four issue mini-series by Image. It follows a young boy named Todd who is so ugly he wears a bag on his head. This poor kid get bullied by every person he encounters, including a man who kills children. The story makes you feel so bad for Todd. He meets a new girl in town who eventually gets murdered and after a few coincidence events he is accused of her murder. This title has lots of crude humor so if youre easily offended it may not be for you. Perkers art style is very unique and the coloring by Soyleyen is similar to water colors, which is different but great to look at. Everything about this book is a thing of its own from the art style to the story itself. I enjoyed it myself and if youre into a darker humor and bizarre art you will enjoy it too. The Writer Ken Kristensen is better known for doing movies and TV but this story is edgy and fun. I would pass this book to anyone who is down for a dirty joke. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 17, 2013

    On the surface, it's horrible people doing horrible (though humorous) things at and around poor Todd, a postmodern Charlie Brown. It's a book that unflinchingly asks if we're laughing at or with the characters. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth opens with a lot of promise. Making good on that promise will be the real trick. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 16, 2013

    Can’t praise this comic enough and I think my review sums it up. Check it out if you want something different. Move over Dennis the Menace, there’s a new problem child on the block and his name is Todd! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jan 20, 2013

    Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1 feels different than any other titles I have been reading in the last couple of years, and thats mostly meant to be a compliment. With the right audience who appreciates something with a sad undertone covered with humorous adult-themed overtones and who like Perkers unique style will enjoy this issue. Hopefully, this set-up leads to a compelling story that can reach its conclusion gradually after all there are only going to be four issues. All I know the first 1/4th has been satisfying. If its your cup of booze. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 10, 2013

    M.K. Perker's cartooning matches the exaggerated tone of the plot and characterization. His style looks like a weird amalgam of the art of such comics professionals as Rob (Chew) Guillory, Eric (The Goon) Powell and Jill (Beasts of Burden) Thompson. As is the case with how the secondary characters in their behavior, their appearances are ironically ugly as well. Perker offers several distorted, misshapen character designs that reflect the nastiness of their personalities and dialogue. Overall, I found this to be entertaining, but I have some concerns the constant barrage of negativity might get tiresome in a hurry. Still, this has the makings of another sleeper hit from Image. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fanboy Buzz - ChrisDeneen Jan 17, 2013

    The art is cartoonish and has a distinct dysmorphic quality to it. The characters are exaggerated in many ways and overall the style suits the book very well. The story is kind of predictable but its clear by the end of the issue that things arent going to progress the way you might assume they would. I liked the book but there was a lot to it that I could easily spend more time picking apart. In fact I felt I had to rein it in on this review and limit just how much of that I did. There is definite potential here as long as they dont rely too heavily on being outlandish. With a book like this where you are juggling crime, horror and dark comedy it can be difficult keep the story balanced. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Jan 16, 2013

    "Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth" shows a lot of potential with its first issue. It's a matter now of seeing how it plays out in the coming issues. Will it make a play for cheap jokes and ugly characters? Or will a bigger storyline emerge with a cast of characters that so far are either held stationary or are caricatures of real personalities? Will the worst of the worst pay for their "crimes"? Either way, I hope the art holds up, because it's the highlight of the book right now, a bouncy blend of comic strip style characters and animation-inspired motion. "Todd" has a lot of potential upside; let's see if it lives up to it in the next three issues of this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jan 18, 2013

    The thing with judging humor objectively is that… well, it isn't objective. Sure, every form of art is beheld subjectively, but there's something about the nature of humor that makes it very much a person-by-person thing. Have you ever tried explaining why Louis C.K. is funny to your mom? Try it sometime. As such, even though I found “Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth” to be about as funny as me in middle school (hint: not very), I cannot lambast it too much. Even though it's a comedy, it has a well thought-out plot, which many comedies let fall on the wayside, and excellent art. If the solicit text intrigues you, don't let my numeric rating dissuade you — if the comedy clicks for you, everything else most certainly will. As for me, though, I can't say I'll be revisiting Kristensen and Perker's bag-headed child any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jan 18, 2013

    Part of me feels that I'm somehow being unfair to this comic, and maybe it's worth keeping an eye on. But right now it's proof of a philosophy of mine: breaching the bounds of good taste is an admirable goal, but only if you have the talent to back it up. Read Full Review

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