Writing must be really hard. The best evidence for this is anything like Cosmic Scoundrels #1 by IDW. That isn’t to say that it looks like Matt Chapman’s struggling with getting the job done in this comic, more to say that he seems to just completely released his creative valve and hits you with irreverent, yet silly, genre-poking humor from every angle. How much you appreciate CS will determined by how much you can wade through 5 or 6 jokes to get to one that you really like without getting annoyed with the tone.
The quirk, snark, and every other type of joke, is relentless. There’s a lot of standard sci-fi parody fare here: weird names, quirky heroes dispatching bad guys in quirky ways, and non standard for the genre body fluid humor. Andy Suriano brings the comedy to the art, as much as one can, with the exaggerated movements and expressions done with rough first draft level detail. It isn’t pretty, but can sometimes be funny. Overall if you like Adult Swim humor that operates with the same kinetic energy as late 90s, early 00s Nickelodeon shows you should give this a shot. It won’t blow your mind, but you might enjoy it as you pass the time. 2.75/5 Bibles.