Brookes, Gareth – Mediocralypse
Hallelujah, it’s a Gareth Brookes that somehow ended up at the bottom of a pile of already reviewed comics! I’ve been wondering what his non-Man Man books were like, and I feel informed enough now to be able to say: still funny. This is a mish-mash of images and concepts, not a straight collection of random stick figures and granted, the whole thing isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty damned good. Subjects in here include the rude sounding countries of Europe, boring animals, bad jokes by small children, a piece of art explained for the novice, a delightful story found in a used book (written by hand, or just made up completely by Gareth, it’s still delightful), boring dreams, and a tiny (literally) history of the universe. More than enough funny here to keep even the jaded happy, pick this up along with a few Man Man comics if you need a laugh from something that even makes you think a little bit.