If you’re in need of a laugh, seriously, look no further than Munchkin from BOOM! Box, and imprint of BOOM! Studios. This month’s issue features two stories: Might Makes Wight Part II, written by Tom Siddell, with art by Ian McGinty, and Munchkin Cthulhu Comes For Us All, written by Jim Zub, with art by Rian Sygh. Both stories are light, fun, and packed with humor.
In Might Makes Wight Part II, we initially get a little re-cap about the mischief Spyke and Flower found themselves in the last issue. With the Wight brothers mission to destroy the two munchkins, you would expect a story filled with dangerous obstacles, but nothing seems to be a problem for the duo. In fact, it leads to quite a funny interaction between the opposing forces. I have to applaud Tom Siddell for writing such a clever, silly script. I know after writing my last two reviews I should come up with a different way to say laugh out loud funny, but it really is!
In Munchkin Cthulhu Comes For Us All, a team consisting of an investigator, a professor, a monster whacker, and a cultist, venture into a mysterious location to investigate. For those of you who have ever played the 8-hour long H.P. Lovecraft games, know that you will be able to relate to a lot of the comments made about the characters. While I have a great respect and interest for Lovecraft’s stories, the games tend to drive me nuts. Don’t worry though, if you have limited knowledge of all things Lovecraft, you will still enjoy the story.
Sometimes, the simplest things can enhance a story so much and set it apart from what’s normally amusing to other people. The little details are what make Munchkin so addicting to me. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up this comic, stop wasting time. Seriously.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.