Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2 #1: Crisis In Mid-Life! & Other Stories
Written by: Christos Gage, Landry Walker
Art by: Gurihiru, J Bone, Andrea Greppi
Published by: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 07/11/2018
Ever since the first Incredibles film came out in 2004, I had been wanting to see the continuing adventures of the Parr family in comic book form. Flash-forward fourteen years and Dark Horse Comics has released Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2 #1: Crisis In Mid-Life & Other Stories.
There are three different stories in this book that feature the Parr family and build on the mythology set up in both films. The first story deals with Mr. Incredible at a submarine dedication ceremony that goes wrong when Bomb Voyage attacks. It’s up to Mr. Incredible to not only save the brand new sub but the people attending the ceremony. Story number two deals with Bob trying to put Jack-Jack to bed while telling him an adventurous bedtime story. The third one is all about Jack-Jack and his visit to the park where he has to use his powers to fight a new “foe”.
I love the writing in this book! As a long time fan of The Incredibles, it is such a treat to see these characters and this world treated with so much love and respect. I can tell that Christos Gage and Landry walker had so much fun writing these stories. The first story is so exciting and fast paced. I loved how over the top Bomb Voyage was and how you could tell it annoyed Mr. Incredible. The story about Jack-Jack and his bedtime is so sweet and funny. Jack-Jack definitely shines but the other Parr kids steal the show throughout the bedtime story. Jack-Jack’s trip to the park is so funny and it reminded me so much of how he was used in the sequel. It looks like Gage and Walker worked very closely with Disney and Pixar on this mini-series. It not only pays tribute to the two films but as I stated earlier, it does so much world building and it pays off.
The art is so simple and beautiful. It looks like they were pulled from story boards that weren’t used for the films. All three of these artists have such a firm grasp on each of our heroes and villains. The action sequences are fantastic and drawn so well that it felt like I was watching the sequences on film. Gurihiru, J Bone and Andrea Greppi are the perfect artists for this series and I hope to see them continue on this miniseries and help build this world up.
I cannot find anything wrong with this book other than I was sad when I finished it. Dark Horse has struck gold here and I could not be happier.
5 Mr. Incredible punches out of 5