While it's not painfully unfunny, it's also not all that amusing, as what Buddy Scalera finds funny is not exactly in line with what floats my boat in the humor department. Now I'm sure his work will make some people laugh, and I'll even concede that I did smile at a couple of the gags, but overall the book has far too many moments where I was left unimpressed by a gag that went nowhere. There's also a certain degree a smugness to Buddy Scalera's version of Agent X that makes it difficult to really find the character all the appealing, and the story is a little too aware that it was messing with the readers, when we learn the kidnapping label was simply inserted to throw us off track. In the end I won't be sorry to see this book go, as frankly there's nothing quite as painful as a humor book that simply isn't all that funny. Plus given the sheer volume of titles I collect, I welcome the opportunity to not have to review a title I no longer find all that enjoyable. Read Full Review
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