Monday, February 25, 2013

Review: ABAKADA by Lyndon Gregorio


SUMMARY FROM NATIONALBOOKSTORE.COM.PH:

This is not your father's children's book.
Well, unless you own it, then that makes this at least one of your father's children's books. That being said, this eleventh Beerkada collection is all about love, work and family, along with time travel, corpse eaters, reincarnation and Arashi. So join the best-friends-since-college as they prevail in Pinoy life. Hi-mi-tsu!

MY TAKE:
I've been a fan of Beerkada from almost the very beginning.

In this book, the adventures of the beerkada continue as they live their adult lives, having kids (Fe and Jimmy), finishing law school (Boopey), etc.

As with many comics compilation books, not all books are going to be equally funny. I remember being disappointed with one of the older Beerkada books, though, I can't remember which one. At first I thought I wasn't going to be too happy about this book. I'm not a fan of comic strips that center on Pyschocow, so I didn't find those strips too funny. It was a good thing that for the last 3/4 of the book, the quality of the strips was up to par with the previous Beerkada books I liked.

I still don't like Chompy, though. :P Of all the girls that Glenn liked, the only girl I really really liked with him was Dana. It's really too bad they didn't work out. When Chompy first appeared, she really creeped me out since she seemed stalkerish, possessive and selfish. She does have her good moments, but for the most part, I don't think I'll ever be a fan.

THE GOOD:

  1. There are plenty of funny strips.
  2. The quality of the strips are as good as the earlier strips.
  3. There are lots of interesting storylines.

THE BAD:

  1. It starts off a little weak.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:

Boopey: Nanood kami ng Bolt kagabi.
Bryan: Bold? Nanood kayo ng bold?
Boopey: Bolt, yung may tuta. At may batang babae. At si John Travolta.
Bryan: Si John Travolta, may kasamang tuta?! Sobrang bold naman 'nun.

READ IT IF:

  1. You like Beerkada.
  2. You bought the other Beerkada books.
  3. You like irreverent, intelligent, slapstick, sometimes raunchy humor.

RATING:
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