Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Comic #1 Review

Writers: Harold Buchholz, Joel Hodgson, Matt Mcginnis, Seth Robinson, Sharyl Volpe, and Mary Robinson

Art by: Todd Nauck and Mike Manley

Colorists: Wes Dzioba, Mike Manley

Publisher: Mike Richardson, Dark Horse

A large team came together for this Netflix tie-in and the product is about what one would expect.  The bots and Jonah are forced into a terrible comic and riff their way through.  Fans of the show should get a chuckle here and there, but those completely unfamiliar with the show might get quite confused.

The writing and jokes are overall decent, although the pacing can be a bit off.  Some things with the show translate well to comic form while other things do not.  There are parts that get downright tedious to get through, making it a slower read.  Since the explanation on how to read the comic is out of the way in this issue, there is a strong possibility the next issue will be better pacing-wise.

The art is colorful and fun, working well with the story.  Most importantly, the bots look great.  It is neat how the host segments and comic segments have different art.  They also did find a real comic to riff on for the comic segment which is fun for comic history buffs.

Overall, while not great, the book is fun and well worth picking up for those who collect anything MST3K.