Review: Itty Bitty Comics #5 - Grimmiss Island #1

Art Baltazar and Franco are back for another all-ages comic entitled Grimmiss Island.  It’s an over-the-top and quirky tale that anyone can enjoy.  Although it’s obviously geared more towards kids, I feel like parents could enjoy this with their kids as well.  I’m at an awkward age for reviewing this where I’m too old to read this but not old enough to have kids, but even I was able to enjoy it. Grimmiss-Island-#1Story-wise we have the Volcano Goddess threatening Mama Woogees’ island.  So, a few creatures end up concocting a skull-headed, Spanish-speaking creature named Grimmiss to do their dirty work for them.  Big Woogee wanted them to create something that would please the Volcano Goddess so they don’t get destroyed by her.  They try to give her frozen treats but this doesn’t work.  Grimmiss runs to the flower store and tries to woo the Volcano Goddess just as she’s about to destroy the island.  The Volcano Goddess is fond of Grimmiss which results in the island staying intact.  However, when they go on a date they realize lava is starting to pop up through the ground on Mama Woogees’ island.  Not to mention that the hibernation of the Tiki Monoliths has been disturbed and they aren’t happy.

The art in Grimmiss Island #1 is great and fits the quirky, fast-paced and action-oriented nature of the comic really well.  It reminds me of art you’d see in comic strips in the newspaper.  It’s very cartoony and pops out with a great vibrancy.  Overall, anyone could enjoy this book after picking it up on the shelves which I think is the mark of a great all-ages comic.

Score: 4/5

Itty Bitty Comics #5: Grimmiss Island #1 Writers: Art Baltazar, Franco Artist: Art Baltazar Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $2.99 Release Date: 3/11/15 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital