ICYMI #1 Review
I'm not sure I was reading AlternaComics when Mr. Crypt was introduced so it was nice to get some insight into the character as he frequently pops up frequently across the entire line.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) is a 99 Cent reprint series aimed at younger readers. The cover price is great and the paper quality is in line with the rest of the Alterna Comic line.
This issue reprints Mr. Crypt and Baron Rat's first appearance. Baron Rat was one of my first Alterna comic reviews and it was nice to see that origin as well.
The issue is genuinely funny as Mr. Crypt tries to blend in with the Townsfolk but keeps failing because his disguise sucks. The guy is a talking skeleton and the disguise is a fake mustache and a suit jacket the whole scenario is wonderfully absurd. There isn't a lot of depth to the story but it's fun, the value is there and the art really serves to bring these characters and story to life.
I love the idea behind the series. Alterna has been around for a while now and it's really cool to see them digging into their catalog for newer readers. The publisher is probably the best value in comics but even I don't have the budget to track down all of their books. It's great to have an avenue to get reprints at a discounted rate and not be forced to wade through the wild west known as eBay.
I'm totally on board with this series and can't wait to see what happens next.