The Further Adventures of Nick Wilson #3 Review

by Nathan Koffler on March 21, 2018

Writer: Marc Andreyko and Eddie Gorodetsky
Artist: Steve Sadowski
Publisher: Image

Despite what co-writer Eddie Gorodetsky says in the “Dear Reader” section, old tropes are still stale to most young people. This issue almost feels like they bumped up the cheesy dialogue and stale tropes on purpose, but it still doesn’t make it good. This is one of the only comic books in a long time that I kept checking to see how many pages I had left while reading it because I was so bored by it. I know there are people out there who are loving this series, but I can’t manage to love any anything about it.

The dialogue is one of the things I really dislike most about this series and this issue had a whole lot of goofy dialogue. Don’t get me wrong, I love goofy dialogue when it’s done right. But the writers write this issue with what feels like confidence that the dialogue is fresh and realistic. The whole story and this issue as a whole feels like a high school student’s comic book. And the issue just gets more boring by trope after trope. That’s another thing, when done right, tropes can be really fun. But when they are basically the serious attempt at storytelling, they are absolutely dull. For example, when Nick is at his high school reunion and sees the old bully, star of the football team who is of course still in his high school letterman jacket, who is now a nice guy, I immediately knew that they were using the tired old trope of him being gay this whole time. To no surprise, there he is several pages later having sex with a man.

Steve Sadowski has done some amazing work in the past and is obviously super talented, but his artwork in this series kind of matches the staleness of the writing. I don’t know what it is about it, but it just doesn’t add anything to the storytelling enough to be excited about.

I have come to the conclusion, that this entire series is a really bad sitcom that couldn’t get made so it was turned into a comic book series. Actually, it’s like a bad sitcom that borders on being a soap opera because despite it being a comic book, I can somehow feel the bad acting through the pages. I mean, that in and of itself is pretty impressive, but not impressive enough for me to enjoy reading it.

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