Nothing Like Some “Cheesy” Garfield To Get You In The Holiday Spirit (Advance Review)

From KaBOOM!, written by Mark Evanier and Scott Nickel, with art by Andy Hirsch and David DeGrand, Garfield’s Cheesy Holiday Special #1. The issue includes two holiday themed stories. First, Garfield and Odie help out a young girl at the mall looking for her lost dog in “Holly’s Holiday Hope,” then it’s time for the not-so-classic story of “The Lasagna Monster That Stole Christmas,” where the Lasagna Monster steals ALL the lasagna in the world on Christmas Day!

[WARNING: Mild spoilers for Garfield’s Cheesy Holiday Special #1 below!]

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There’s nothing quite like the humor in Garfield comics. A scene like the one I’ve posted above is an excellent example of that. He is quite a clever cat. “Holly’s Holiday Hope,” is a sweet story besides that. It has its moments of comedy, but definitely sticks to the classic feel of what a Garfield comic is.

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However, “The Lasagna Monster That Stole Christmas,” has a much different feel. One that had me laughing out loud and a little scared to encounter a dish of lasagna. We get a little backstory on the origins of the lasagna monster. You can see a little bit of it below, and from there we are given a unique Christmas tale.

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Overall, I feel like this is a really fun issue to grab any comic book fan. It’s cute, unique, and well-written. Here’s my official warning though…it will probably make you hungry. Be sure to pick up your copy of Garfield’s Cheesy Holiday Special #1 this Wednesday.