My Video Game Ate My Homework OGN
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My Video Game Ate My Homework OGN

Writer: Dustin Hansen Artist: Dustin Hansen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 22, 2020 Critic Reviews: 6
8.9Critic Rating
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Meet Dewey Jenkins, a 13-year old schoolkid who's about to fail science class. Follow him on an amazing adventure that leads Dewey and his friends to a virtual world where they will have to overcome all sorts of digital creatures and solve a number of puzzles in order to get home.
My Video Game Ate My Homework is a funny, fast-paced adventure that shows the importance of cooperation and teamwork, as well as the importance of using your own unique abilities to solve problems. It's illustrated in Dustin Hansen's colorful, cartoony style, and filled with lots of sight gags and nods to video-gaming tropes.
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  • 10
    DC Comics News - Seth Singleton Apr 28, 2020

    Dustin does an amazing job creating characters that the reader can care about. His legendary work in gaming is on display with stunning originality and world-building. Young gamers, comic book fans, and lovers of great adventure will find this book is a perfect addition to their reading collection. Reserve space on your physical or digital bookshelf today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Apr 7, 2020

    Great artwork and interesting character designs also makes this a joy to read and I am sure I have seen this artist's work before in other projects as it does seem familiar somehow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer May 6, 2020

    The story is very much a fantasy with shades of science fiction, but the relatability of Dewey and his friends keep everything grounded. Between Deweys dyslexia and Beatrices anxiety, the cast is depicted in a very real, honest way that never feels heavy-handed. With every new level, the kids work together to solve problems, help each other, and push themselves harder to get to the next stage. However, the books visuals dont fare quite as well; there are some noticeable inconsistencies with perspective, and the characters expressions seem limited and very Muppet-like. These are minor quibbles though, and the art gets better and more stylish as the story progresses. Cory Breens lettering is excellent and very easy on the eyes, and Hansens coloring is beautiful. There are also plenty of fan service moments and several subtle nods to its placement in the DC Universe (or somewhere in the multiverse), but those moments never feel forced or distracting. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 13, 2020

    One of the biggest projects ever put together at DC by a writer/artist solo, My Video Game Ate My Homework is definitely geared towards younger readers, but its energetic style and positive messages make it another big win for the company's big push into the bookstore market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 4, 2020

    This is a really sweet, fun read. It leans into video game tropes in some fun ways that don't feel too explicitly tied to any particular title, modern or otherwise - older parents won't feel left out of the loop, and if you buy the book six months from now it won't feel dated. It offers Hansen some clever opportunities to spotlight his knack for kid-friendly visual humor, and helps create an immersive and engaging world that it would be great to see DC let Hansen return to in the future. My Video Game Ate My Homework is a fantastic original offering from DC, and hopefully a sign of what's to come from this new publishing direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 28, 2020

    Of course, there are several nods to DC's regular books along the way, like one kid who is wearing a t-shirt with Batman's logo on it. I'm sure that, if we got the chance, we'd see tales like this more often if they sell well, so I'm hoping this will be the first in a series of books featuring these teens and families. They were fun to read about! Read Full Review

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