Smiley the Psychotic Button One-Shot #1

Smiley the Psychotic Button One-Shot #1

Writer: Mike Raicht Artist: Rod Rodolfo, Juan Antonio Ramirez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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How horrible could the origin of Evil Ernie's best friend, Smiley the Psychotic Button, possibly be? Well... it involves Lucifer, mass murder, massive citizen complacency, the struggle to control hell, and the tastiest hamburgers your hard-earned 99 cents can buy, so horrible might not be descriptive enough. Plus, in a very special back up story, heaven unleashes its own trinket to battle the Smiley! The Holy Bedazzler is born!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Jan 7, 2015

    Raicht is a very talented horror writer, and CHAOS is a great place for him.  Dynamite would do well to keep him in the horror and horror/action comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Oscar Maltby Jan 9, 2015

    All in all, Smiley the Psychotic Button is a fun and wacky reinvention of a truly unique character. Smiley's new origin gives him an added depth that he didn't really have before. With the exception of that head-scratching penultimate page, Smiley the Psychotic Button is an enjoyably twisted horror book, chock-full of the wicked sense of humor that Chaos! is notorious for. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 7, 2015

    The back up story gave some humor with its tongue-in-cheek nature but ultimately failed to make a scathing piece of humor that I would come to expect from a demonic button. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Jimi Longmuir Jan 7, 2015

    Clearly, the through line between these stories is some sort of screed against consumerism, along with a less than subtle hint that deals struck with the devil tend to go wrong. At least Dynamite's Chaos! imprint is most definitely living up to the connotations of it's name, I guess. As I said at the beginning, I don't know if this comic is aimed at the 'Young Adult' market, but I do know I would have loved it 25 years ago. Read Full Review

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