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Incredible Change-Bots Two (Incredible Change-Bots #2)
by Jeffrey Brown (Goodreads Author)
Three years ago, an alien race of shape-changing robots came to Earth, fired ray guns at each other for a while, then gave up and flew away. But they left behind one thing: Shootertron, the cunning leader of the evil Fantasticons! Fortunately for Earth, Shootertron's memory is a little fuzzy. Unfortunately for Earth, the rest of the Incredible Change-Bots seem to be on the ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Top Shelf Productions
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Three years ago, an alien race of shape changing robots came to Earth...by accident of course. But they stayed, fired ray guns for a while, and then flew away to find their home planet. But they left behind the leader of the evil Fantasticons, Shootertron. Luckily for Earth Shootertron’s memory seems to be gone...and for the time being he’s living on a farm. And then everything changes when the tractor attacks! Then the rest of the Change-Bots get lost and come back to Earth again! OK they crash ...more
While at the Chicago zinefest one summer I got this comic book (I didn't buy the first volume, alas), signed by the author. The comic's production value is quite good, it is a small hardcover and the artwork is quite good. It tells the humorous story of the conflict between two groups of robots, the fantasticons and the awesomebots. Sort of a parody of the Transformer movies, I found it amusing throughout.
Jeffrey Brown has a knack for dry, humorous parodies. I watched Transformers as a kid and had a few toys but I've never been a huge fan even with the resurgence in recent years. Nevertheless, this comic had me laughing out loud and smiling with each page turn at the ridiculous dialogue and hilarious antics of the Change-bots and their bumbling human companions. My nine year old son kept peeking over my shoulder to see what was so funny. Well done Mr. Brown!
These are funny spoofs on the Transformers franchise. While Brown has gone on to gain much success with his Star Wars spoofs, which seem to have no end in sight, there is a fresh comedic brilliance with these books that make them all the more enjoyable.
Jeffrey Brown was born in 1975 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up reading comic books with dreams of someday drawing them, only to abandon them and focus on becoming a 'fine artist.' While earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown abandoned painting and began drawing comics with his first autobiographical book 'Clumsy' in 2001. Since then he's drawn a dozen books fo ...moreMore about Jeffrey Brown...
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