Bob's Burgers

Chad Brewster, Jeff Drake, Justin Hook, Rachel Hastings, Mike Olsen
Now you can read about the Belcher family (parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene and Louise) with brand-new in-canon stories created by the TV show's producers, writers, and animators! That's right, all-original stories that expand upon the fan-favorite animated series, including hilarious installments of "Louise's Unsolved Mysteries", "Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction", "A Gene Belcher Original Musical", "Letters Written by Linda", "Bob's Burgers of the Day", and much more! "If you like Bob's Burgers and you like comic books then you may feel like you're living in one of the greatest times in human history because Bob's Burgers and comic books are coming together in the form of the Bob's Burgers Comic Book. But, of course, we could really mess it up. Then you'd feel like you were living in one of the worst times in human history. Either way, we hope you'll check it out. We tried to make something that's true to the show and true to the form without being a sad knock-off of either!" - Loren Bouchard, the creator of Bob's Burgers


Reviewed: 2018-01-03

I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This volume brings together the five Bob۪s Burgers comic book titles released so far. I can۪t see it being of much interest to anyone who isn۪t a fan of the show, though it does have a quirky humor that might work for some, even without context.

Bob۪s Burgers is one of the best shows on TV. There, I said it. It harkens back to the best early seasons of The Simpsons, when it was more of a family sitcom than a pop culture recycling factory, but with even more heartwarming absurdity. These comics are fun, but they do sacrifice something in print- the voices on the show are one of its best features. The five books collected here are divided into the same five segments, one for each character and each with a signature style. Tina۪s are friend fiction,۝ focusing on her ongoing obsession with horses, zombies and Jimmy Jr. Honestly, they stand out as the best- not a surprise, as Tina is my favorite Belcher (and the internet۪s too, I think). Gene۪s stories are musical and written in rhyme, Louise solves۝ mysteries, Linda writes kooky letters to various companies about her inventions (who wouldn۪t want to watch a raccoon reality show filmed in a dumpster?) and Bob makes lists of his signature pop-culture-themed burgers. These are all done with varying levels of success, especially Gene۪s segments, since the rhyming is often more gimmicky than funny, but all are clearly done in the spirit of the show and generally enjoyable.

Written and illustrated by contributors of the show, and declared canonical۝ as such, fans of the show will have fun with these additional (mis)adventures of the Belcher clan, and enjoy the extra artwork and variant covers in here as well. It doesn۪t necessarily bring anything new to the table, but if you just can۪t get enough of the Belchers, this one might be for you.

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