Somehow when I did the original review, which I’ll just be copying over here, I managed to get the name wrong. I don’t know how I KEPT doing that since the comic should have been in front of me and it wasn’t my first issue with that title and I got it right in the file name for the cover scan. I don’t understand my own brain sometimes.
Simpsons Super Spectacular #14
Bongo Comics (2011)
COLORIST: Nathan Hamill
EDITOR: Bill Morrison
Radioactive Man: “Turn Up The Silence”
WRITER: Batton Lash
PENCILER: Bill Galvan
INKER: Mike DeCarlo
Maggie Simpson: “Maggeena’s Den”
WRITER/ARTIST: Serigo Aragones
In the main story, Claude is talked into backing a play based off of his alter-ego, Radioactive Man. However…well, it’s a parody of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, so you can imagine. However, there’s also some villainy afoot as well as a rival play.
In a 3 page back-up Maggie dreams she’s a superhero. Cute, and I will add in this review that Aragones does a good job imitating the Simpsons style, those his signature style also pokes through for characters besides Maggie and Marge, but not much else to say about it. I liked it though.
What they got right: You knew they had to do a parody of the Spider-Man play…and the disaster surrounding it. And they still manage to come up with a fun ending.
What they got wrong: The story otherwise, while having some good jokes (not fall-down hilarious, but smile worth at best), isn’t all that exciting. Maybe it’s because I want to see Radioactive Man fighting bad guys, not working on a musical. Could just be me.
Recommendation: A decent enough comic that’s at least worth a look.