REVIEW: Nutmeg #5

Nutmeg #5
Art by Jackie Crofts
Words by James F. Wright
Colours & Letters by Josh Eckert
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment

Let’s judge this book by its cover… Psychedelic style and colours used to show the two girls standing on a twisted out stretched tongue. Weird cover but it’s in keeping with the art and story inside.

Now if you’re sitting comfortably we can begin… In the town of Vista Vale two young girls Cassia and Poppy sneak in to Senna Sage’s Secret Bakery to whip up a batch of “special” brownies. Before they can sell them however they decide it best to test the product for a first hand experience. Poppy has a wonderful trip while Cassia has a less than happy time. Poppy promises that they will never eat them again, That doesn’t stop them from sending out samples to their fellow school mates, just enough to get’em hooked, and they aren’t the only ones to get hooked, Poppy herself sneaks a few for herself and enjoys another trip alone.

This is a very weird book. I’m guessing it’s meant to be. The art is childlike and simple. Bright colours and plain panels make it easy on the eye. Jumping in five issues makes me wonder if I’ve missed anything of note. Not a lot happened in this issue, so maybe it’s a filler issue to the overall story. I’ll never know as I don’t plan on revisiting this title. That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just not what I look for in a story. Had the art been a little more grown up for such a serious premise I might have enjoyed it a little more. But this whole gimmick of serious story telling with art designed got a five-year old is not lost on me, a couple of great titles  that do this well are ‘Headlopper’ and ‘Holy F*cked’ check out my reviews of those.

Overall this falls a little short. Could be that issue 5 is not as a good as 1-4.But a good comic allows new readers to jump on at any point.

2 stars for this one I’m afraid.

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