I read the 6 books in 5 days thanks to my boyfriend. An in general, after the ride, it was pretty meh. The first four books were basically a sinusoidal wave: first book, cool; second book, bleh; third book, somewhat better-bleh; four book, cool. Five and six are a swan dive into badly written Dramedy
and an Idiot Plot
like no other.
First, let me start off by saying that this must be the only comic I've seen whose style has become more generic as the years passed. The first book? Awesome, I loved the style. It had creepy teeth, but it was generally cool. As we advance to the sixth, the style becomes more refined (albeit inconsistent every so often) at the same time it turned more and more Animesque
, with not only expressions, which was a constant from the first, but panels and shots inherent of manga (amen of even more anime-like expressions). Way to kill a personal style.
The characters, just, get derailed as they want. They don't seem to have a train of thought, or a linear personality which makes sense. Nope. They all orbit around Scott's dick, a main character Mary Stu
-ish enough that he seems to have come out of a badly written fanfiction. And the author's ideas are constantly rubbed against our faces. There's nothing wrong with that, in my opinion, but subtlety is a virtue. What is this, Narnia?
The humor is... something. It has quite a range. It goes from intelligent and ellaborated references to 'haha gay' 'haha YourMother
'. Because being gay is gay and gays are gay and it's a gay way to be gay.
My last complain would be about how the author has no clue about writing women, for they all orbit around Scott's dick(ness) again and he seems to be flooding with girls despite being widely recognized as a jerk (more like a big idiot to me), but, alas. Everyone is derailed. And Ramona has seven ex boyfriends all of whom are evil orbitting around her. The second ex boyfriend is much nicer than Scott though :I
Conclusion? I'll stick to the film. I absolutely loved it when I watched it months ago with my boyfriend. If you like 'epicness' or 'hot blood', as I nicely call stupid gratuituous action with few base and main characters with a subnormal IQ (for instead, TTGL), this IS your comic.