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Dirtboy #1

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2005
By: Michael Deeley

Writer: George M. Dondero
Artist: Colin Adams

Publisher: Moronik Comiks
Price: $2.95

A kid runs away from home into a forest filled with stitched-together animals. They’re led by a girl with pockets and pouches all over her clothes. The kid is saved by Dirtboy, a boy who never bathes. Dirtboy also has powerful gas attacks, made stronger by the kid’s secret weapon.

Cute book. The idea seems to be “bad kids,” children who are disobedient, unruly, or just plain destructive can turn into the embodiments of their bad habits. These are lost children, alone and unbound. Hopefully we’ll learn more about why these kids went bad and why they stay bad. Could be some social satire, maybe some Calvin & Hobbes-style observations on the downside of childhood, or maybe just more dirt and fart jokes.

Dirtboy is off to a good start.

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