Family Comic Friday: Big Hero 6: The Series #1
The weekend is upon us and Family Comic Friday is here to save the day with the stars of Disney’s band of champions: Big Hero 6: The Series!
Big Hero 6: The Series #1
Written by Hannah Blumenreich, Joe Caramagna
Illustrated by Nicoletta Baloari
Letters and Design by Christa Miesner
Published by IDW Publishing
Fans of Big Hero 6 all love Baymax. He’s the pillowy robot that can never quite fit into his battle armor. While Baymax and his master, Hiro are the stars of the 2014 3D computer film, it’s their teammate, Fred who is in the lead role in both stories contained in this premier issue!
In tale #1, after yet another battle with an evil robot, the very tired team must head off to school. While the rest of the Big Hero 6 team are getting an education, Fred, being older, gets to spend his day slacking off. Excited to get back out there into the evil fighting scene, comic book lover Fred draws up an epic adventure starring the superheroes. Of course, Fred is the main character of this illustrated tale!
Then in the back-up feature, Fred and Mini-Max are out and about on the streets of San Fransokyo when hunger pains signal the need for a quick snack! So it’s off to Fred’s favorite food food joint, Noodle Burger! While Fred is more than welcome to enter the eatery; Mini-Max is not. It appears that previous incidents involving berserk automatons has caused the manager to put into place a ‘no robots allowed!’ Thus Mini-Max will have to wait outside with the dogs of eaters who are also banished from the restaurant!
Will Fred leave Mini-Max out in the cold? Will Fred decide to give rival bistro Noodle Dog a go? Will Fred just go hungry? It’s a decision of gastronomic proportions!
I really liked the artwork of artist Nicoletta Baloari (Disney/Pixar’s: The Incredibles 2). She’s on double duty drawing both stories. Check that- she’s on triple duty as she illustrates Fred’s comic book in yet a totally different art style. That’s actually quite impressive as some artists have trouble breaking away from their established way of drawing.
Both writers of this comic do a good job crafting individual tales about team member Fred. The stories are funny and smartly written. But as I have not seen the TV series, just the movie, I felt that some references went over my head. That’s not a bad thing in itself. However, in my opinion, such in-jokes make this a comic in which only the most loyal fans of Big Hero 6 will get maximum enjoyment. But it’s still a fun read for those Disney adventure fans of all ages!
Big Hero 6: The Series #1 debuted in print and digital formats on November 20, 2019.
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