Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: The Incredible Rockhead by Scott Nickel


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:

Whenever Chip Stone's in danger, he's instantly transformed into a hulking beast with a giant head of rock. Although the power helps him smash apart his fears, the transformations aren't helping his social life. The comic-book-style artwork and dynamic characters make this series a hit with boys everywhere!
Heroes based on a universal children's game (ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS)
Comic book format complete with fake advertisements and gags
Clever storylines, puns, and slapstick humor
Ages 8-10.

MY TAKE:

I didn't have high hopes for this book, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The Incredible Rockhead is the story of Chip Stone, a young boy who gets turned into a half-rock, half-boy creature. He's not the only superkid out there, though. There are plenty of others like him. How did they become that way and who did this to them?

For some reason, the artwork reminded me of Chalkzone. The style itself is different but the vibe is similar. The humor is similar too. This would make a great Nickelodeon show.

It's not particularly deep or anything, but it's entertaining enough. Rockhead is okay, but I like his friend better. :P His sidekick should have his own comic book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Stone Arch Books for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Incredible Rockhead is on August 1, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. The fake ads make it seem like a real comic book instead of just a graphic novel.
  2. The concept is interesting. 
  3. The characters are charming.

THE BAD:

  1. The story might not appeal as much to older readers.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
He's so sparkly!
READ IT IF:

  1. You like superheroes.
  2. You're a young boy.
  3. You like comic books.

RATING:
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