Feed the Geek Reviews: Goodnight Batcave and Super Mario Adventures

Posted October 22, 2016 in Review / 4 Comments

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I love anything pop culture, comic book, or gaming related that I can bond over with my son and husband.  That’s why I’m reviewing something a little different today.  Enjoy the break!

 

Feed the Geek Reviews: Goodnight Batcave and Super Mario Adventures

Goodnight Batcave

by Dave Croatto, Tom Richmond
Published by DC Comics, VIZ Media LLC on October 25th 2016
Genres: Children's
Pages: 32
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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A 100% UNauthorized GOODNIGHT MOON parody as only the world-(in)famous MAD Magazine can do it! Batman may be ready for bed but crime never sleeps! And before the Caped Crusader can turn in for the night, he ll have to deal with villains like the Joker, Bane, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and the Penguin! If the Dark Knight ever hopes to catch some z s, he ll have to catch Gotham s most dangerous criminals first! In this all-new story from the Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine, the best-selling children s book GOODNIGHT MOON is parodied with the heroes and villains from the world of DC Comics BATMAN!"

Dead on MAD-esque and totally nails the “Goodnight Moon” rhyming that took this mom FOREVER to get right. But it’s like riding a bike, once you get it, you never forget it.

I really enjoyed going through this with my 10 year old son. There is A LOT going on in each of the pictures (just like in the original).  My son particularly loved the fight scenes.  I still had to explain to him the sarcasm that was happening while the fighting was going on, though.  I thought it hysterical 🙂

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Feed the Geek Reviews: Goodnight Batcave and Super Mario Adventures

Super Mario Adventures

by Kentaro Takemura, Charlie Nozawa
Published by VIZ Media LLC on October 11th 2016
Genres: Comic
Pages: 112
Format: eARC

I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Super Mario Adventures, inspired by the bestselling Super Mario video game franchise, is a collection of comics that originally ran in Nintendo Power magazine in 1992-93. 
The peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat Bowser but super plumbers Mario and Luigi hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros’ plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?! 
Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel is now available once again!

So… I can’t really give a rating on this because the review copy I received only had pictures, no dialogue. So my 10 year old son and I went through and made up our own stories. The only problem was that there was one character, a middle-aged man, that shows up and we couldn’t figure out who he was (frustrating!)

Granted, this is a collection of COMICS that ran in the Nintendo Power magazine so these were from some time ago (actually, pre-internet). But if you know anything about Nintendo as a company, I can’t figure who this guy would be. It’s certainly not Reggie, the current boss of Nintendo USA 🙂

I do want make sure that Graphic Novel readers are aware that this is a collection of comics. I know I said it already but I’m just stressing it because the art is of “comic” quality, NOT graphic novel. Think colored-in with soft, colored pencils.

All in all, if I had the dialogue, I might have enjoyed reviewing this collection of comics. Princess Peach looks like she got her fight on!!

 

 

 

Kristin

About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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