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Napoleon Dynamite #1

Writer: Carlos Guzman-Verdugo, Alejandro Verdugo Artist: Jorge Monlongo Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 18, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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NAPOLEON DYNAMITE is back and senior year is gonna be flippin' sweet! He's dating Deb, training at a new dojo, and his best friend, Pedro, is student body president. But the good times might not last when a fellow student accuses Pedro of cheating in the election. Can Napoleon and Deb use their special skills to clear their friend before the principal can IMPEACH PEDRO? Maybe, gosh, get off his back! "IMPEACH PEDRO" Part 1 starts here!
* The cult classic comedy returns-in comic book form! SWEET!
* Featuring Ligers, Llamas, and Tots, oh my!
* Written by the creative team behind the smash-hit Time Cheetah-Carlos Guzman-Verdugo & Ale more

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Brian Wayne Sep 24, 2019

    I am excited to say that the need for more Napoleon Dynamite has been satisfied, at least for now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Nickells Oct 1, 2019

    Jorge Monlongos art expertly captures all the awkwardness of Napoleon and the characters around him, while the writing of siblings Carlos and Alejandro hits the tone and personality of this group of teenagers perfectly. The mystery twist to this coming of age comedy makes for a highly entertaining opening issue to this four part mini-series. There are five different covers including three photo covers with still shots from the original movie for collectors who enjoy variants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Grant DeArmitt Sep 21, 2019

    IDW brings the awkward hilarity of Napoleon Dynamite to the comic page beautifully, with a little intrigue added for good measure. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Word Of The Nerd - Edward Wendt Oct 7, 2019

    Those familiar with the original film might remember the post-credits scene involving the marriage between Kip and LaFawnduh. This part of the movie was added onto the original after the studio saw that the movie was going viral. It was criticized at the time for lacking the overall spirit of the film, and fans seemed a bit perplexed that the studio didn't get what had made the movie so special to begin with. In short, it was zany, but not in character. The same can, unfortunately, be said for Napoleon Dynamite #1. The creative team is evidently working hard trying to capture the spirit of the film, but it is such a hard task that the issue falls a little flat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Sep 23, 2019

    Fans of these characters will enjoy their return, but it offers nothing more than a sequel for sequel's sake. It's not bad, but there is a reason why the movie was a cult hit and anything beyond that like, 2012's Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series, is destined to be forgotten. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 18, 2019

    This is a bland adaptation of a fun movie. Read Full Review

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