Madballs #1
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Madballs #1

Writer: Brad McGinty Artist: Brian Smith Publisher: Lion Forge Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
6.2Critic Rating
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You thought - no, hoped - those disgusting creepy heads from the '80s were gone forever, but boy, were you wrong! When the headless Torsoids sabotage the Intergalactic Bizarro Bowl, the squabbling Madballs have to team up to take 'em down. Screamin' Meemie, Brain Bash, Skullface, and the rest of Madballs are back in this grosser-than-gross new adventure!

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 26, 2016

    Madballs number didn't deliver powerful or memorable storytelling, but it did succeed in making the most out of a disgustingly cool toy concept from the 1980s. If I had this book when I was younger I'd have loved it. Although the writing didn't connect with me that same way as an adult, I still loved it. The real test will come when I give it to my seven and four year old to try… Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Apr 22, 2016

    Madballs #1 is like a visit from a long-lost friend who knows not to overstay their welcome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Apr 20, 2016

    This probably isn't a comic you're going to read or collect. It's not that it's so bad, it's just that it appeals to such a tiny market that I can't believe they bothered. Maybe if you remember playing with the toys when you were lad, this will be a fun blast of nostalgia. Maybe you're young now and really like this crude humor. But I'm more than a little surprised it exists. I guess there's an enthusiast market for everything, but if you don't already know what a Madball is, I wouldn't bother taking a look at this. I don't think it's going to convert anyone. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 19, 2016

    Ultimately then, while some of of the backup material is entertaining enough, the lingering question about this release is similar to the main question surrounding its freaky rubber ball inspiration — what's the actual point? Read Full Review

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