With the first issue of Bug – the Adventures of Forager I had very low expectations. The issue absolutely blew me away. Now, with the second issue, I was a bit concerned. My expectations were very high. Could it possibly live up to them?
Yes, it could. And did.
Once again Allred, Allred, and Allred have executed a very enjoyable story, with extremely funny dialogue. I laughed on every single page.
Forager finds himself shot back in time to World War 2, and joins the Losers, Sandman and Sandy, and Dan Garrett, the original Blue Beetle on a mission to save Nanda Parbat and the goddess Rama Kushna from the machinations of a younger version of General Electric.
The World War 2 era characters all mistake Forager for the Red Bee, which forms a subplot that becomes increasingly funny as it plays out, while the hero’s attempt to explain the situation he is in, with the dominoes and the girl the with teddy bear, just leave them all thinking he is insane.
As well as being a lot of fun, the story has some very clever writing. I loved the introduction of the fathers (or maybe grnadfathers) of Deadman and OMAC, subtly pulled off. And yeah, I love it when an ouroboric self contained time loop comes together, too.
So don’t waste any more time reading this review. Just go out and buy the book. Your life will be better for it. Or at least, more entertaining.