Rocko's Modern Life #1

Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Ian McGinty Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
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Ryan Ferrier (Regular Show) and Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) continue BOOM! Studios' partnership with Nickelodeon with all-new stories about everyone's favorite wallaby!
When Rocko faces unemployment, a terrible living situation, and increasingly slim job prospects, he is forced to find out just how far he is willing to go to get a job.
Features a backup story by KC Green where Ed Bighead finds himself in the dentist chair of Dr. Hutchison!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Dec 6, 2017

    Rockos Modern Life is definitely a comic for those who loved the misadventures of the unlucky marsupial. Being able to transfer older stories into modern times is a valuable skill expressed by this creative team, leading me to think that Rocko may have been before his time regarding the strife of survival as a Gen Xer or Millennal. The humor in this comic is on point and definitely makes the entire franchise feel as though it is timeless, or, at the very least, applicable to many of us facing the same struggles today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 5, 2017

    When the main "NickToons" line of shows went off the air, an entire generation of latchkey kids cried out in anguish. Thankfully, BOOM! Studios have heard our cries and have not only revived one of the mainstays of the line, but did it in such a way that it feels like it never left. Filled with plenty of snort-inducing laughs, both visual and scriptwise, and aesthetically accurate and pleasing artwork Rocko's Modern Life #1 is a triumphant return for Rocko and the gang. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 4, 2017

    Highly enjoyable for all ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Dec 6, 2017

    If you’ve never experienced Rocko’s Modern Life before, this is the perfect introduction to it. If you are a fellow fan of old, well, you have no excuse. Buy this comic. You will love it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Luis Cruz Dec 12, 2017

    Growing up in the 90s was the best thing ever. We had pogs, socker boppers, amazing cartoons, everything was made out for kids, and Nickelodeon reigned king for kids entertainment (I still love Fox Kids, Cartoon Network, and WB Kids). Through all those cartoons there was one which stood out more than the others, with their zany storylines, zany characters, and just over the top scenes of imaginative events that happened around or to the main character. Rocko's Modern Life took what real life was and dropped it into the Ace chemical building; till this day the theme song has stayed in my mind as I envision Rocko screaming as he runs away from danger. Boom and Nickelodeon team up again and take you back to a time where it was simple and amazing to just be a kid, can't wait to follow Rocko in this new modern life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Aisha Jordan Dec 7, 2017

    The details were everything in this issue from the bankrupt conglomerate, to the stuck up comic book men and the pressures put on Rocko at every turn. This is not something new, we've been watching Rocko get kicked around by life from inception. Bringing Rocko into today's modern world is a intelligent move. At a time when class disparities are at an all time high and it's evident now more than ever how society makes it impossible for some to get ahead. It is so timely that we have a cartoon shining a light on reality this way. It even leaves us on a cliffhanger with Rocko being propositioned a deal. I'd recommend this to any cartoon loving comic book reader, or just cartoon lovers in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Dec 7, 2017

    Every page brought a smile to my face, far surpassing what nostalgia demanded. This book is funny. And a fantastic welcome back for our friends in O-Town. I can't wait to read the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Break - Sheena Fisher Dec 6, 2017

    Can you hear the B-52's Rocko theme song as you see this cover? Cause I can, but I wasn't sure on what to expect when I first picked up this issue. I was happy that it was a new tale and a continuation of the story. I also really liked how realistic (in some aspects anyway) yet absurd Rocko's job hunt went, because I've had some go almost as ridiculous as his did. The writers did a really good job of setting the scene for modern day job hunts. And, another really strong point was the writers really captured our main characters Rocko, Filburt, and Heffer. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - Harrison Rawdin Dec 5, 2017

    If you're looking for a solid resurrection for a cartoon classic than trust me when I tell you thatRocko's Modern Life #1 is a good start. So by all means go out and grab yourself a copy come Wednesday, because we all deserve a well made dose of pure fandom laced nostalgia! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Dec 7, 2017

    An amusing ride on the nostalgia train which actually provides moments of humor. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Dec 7, 2017

    An amusing ride on the nostalgia train which actually provides moments of humor. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Dec 6, 2017

    If you've been missing Rocko and wanted him to make a comeback then this is where it starts for you. Next year Nickelodeon has got a Rocko special, too. 2018 is going to be a big year for Rocko. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Gabe Peralta Dec 6, 2017

    Rocko's Modern Life's first issue feels like a standard re-introduction to a series. The jokes feel unimpressive, the scenarios were repeated in past episodes, and the pacing is too quick to really give you a chance to regain your footing in the series. And yet I remain hopeful that later issues will improve. The concept of a wallaby immigrating to the US only to be constantly screwed over by life's realities is far too entertaining not to give it a second chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Cameron McFarland Dec 11, 2017

    Overall, this is another comic book that really seems like it would be up my alley but I cannot enjoy. The target audience may partially be nostalgic 90's kids, but if I assume they also want to entertain current-day kids they could have done something more to introduce Rocko and his world instead of dropping us into the middle of such a messy and congested ride. Read Full Review

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