Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice; unless you’re Gert, then maybe the recipe is more malt liquor and a broadsword with a candy cane hilt. You get the idea.
Skottie Young’s series shows no signs of stopping anytime soon and the comic book world is better off for it. The continuing adventures of Gert and Larry are fantastic- true comedy gold. From the made-up language that is used in place of actually swearing, to the cast of oddball characters that litter this strange fantasy landscape—there is no stone that Young has left unturned in his effort to make a unique and enjoyable comic.
In this installment Gert and Larry find themselves face-to-codpiece with Loveth Lovelord; a well-endowed owner of a magical maze that contains a trinket that can turn Gert into a “good girl”– The prize; a set of magical balls. (Insert joke here) The price for failure to complete the maze by the time the next lover’s moon rises; marriage to the “ballsy” (see what I did there?) Lovelord.
The comedy of the book is not only in the visuals, which are brilliant, but also in the sharp dialogue. Young has taken the time to craft a comic that is really worthy of all the time and attention that fans can give it. There is no wasted energy in this comic, each joke has room to breathe, and each panel is expertly handled to maximize the timing and appeal of each punch line.
The book even comes with a surprise ending, which I won’t ruin here; but is so good you’ll be craving the next issue of this hilarious series.
Final Score: 4 ½ out of 5 Stars!
Story/Art: Skottie Young
Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Publisher: Image Comics