I learned something from Reading I WAS KIDNAPPED BY LESBIAN PIRATES FROM OUTER SPACE!!! I learned that if you want to hide a naked character’s naughty area, use a word balloon. This has got to be the funniest comic series I’ve ever read (seriously). Hell, it’s funnier than most comedies I’ve seen lately. It’s even funnier than the thoughts that pop into my head, causing me to laugh out loud when I’m sitting alone down at the comic store waiting for a customer (or sometimes when there IS a customer in the store, awkward).
This six issue series is written, penciled, inked, colored, and lettered by MEGAN ROSE GEDRIS. She publishes the ongoing series on DRUNKDUCK.COM (same place as you can find EMPATHY, see links). But I’m glad she decided to publish it here in paper form. The humor is fast and furious (could I USE a more clichéd phrase). But it’s true. The funny flies at you at a rate of about one laugh every other panel. The plot honestly has trouble keeping up, but at least there IS a plot (look at my last review for an example of NO plot). Some of jokes are subtle so you have to pay attention. Or not. Hell, you can miss half the funny things in this series and still hurt yourself laughing.
The story starts with Susan Bell, a normal secretary from Earth who get’s abducted by lesbian pirates from outer space. That’s it. That’s the story. Like I said, the plot takes a back seat to the humor. Much of the story is written as if every time Megan Rose Gedris gets bored, she invents something to get the characters out of that scenario and into another. Which was awesome because this kept ME from ever getting bored. Honestly, there wasn’t one moment when I looked to see how many pages I had until the end. And when I actually did get to the end, I felt a little sad. But only a little, after all she does have her online comic.
To sum it up: I liked this book. I liked the characters. And I laughed a lot. I’ve already read it twice and I’m sure I will probably read it again, maybe this week. If it comes out in a trade, I will buy that too and I will laugh and probably hurt myself again.
Check out the online comic here: http://www.drunkduck.com/I_Was_Kidnapped_By_Lesbian_Pirates_From_Outer_Space/
And then come see us to order anything Megan Rose Gedris has coming out in the future at Bent Wookee Comix located at 127 Fairfield Avenue in the West End section of Johnstown. See ya there!