BREAKING DOWN By Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker [Review]


I want to begin this review by saying this: I liked the Twilight books (But Harry Potter is better. *wink*). Now that that is out of the way, I’m so beyond SICK of hearing about Twilight in ANY form – book, movies, I don’t CARE what – that I could cry. That’s why when I was able to review the Twilight unauthorized parody BREAKING DOWN, I jumped at the chance.

Not only did I laugh from the second I opened the comic book, but I really was disappointed when it was over. Instead of Bella we have Bleh-bleh, Edward is Fredward, and Jacob is now J-Bob. Come on, now. I understand that this is not literally genius, but you have to laugh at that. Especially turning Bella in “Bleh-bleh”, what could be a more fitting name? Bella, as a character, was just that – Bleh (not saying that I didn’t love her, but she is sort of boring).

Fredward and J-Bob I’ll say need a little work, but this is a parody after all, so I’ll let it slide. Breaking Down is just like Breaking Dawn, but with all the wackiness you’d expect from a novel where the Cullens are now the “Sullens”.

It’s silly, it’s a spoof, and it’s a lot of fun. The ending is probably my favorite part of the story. Being a big vampire fan since I first saw Interview with the Vampire when I was 12; bringing the classic vampires into the world of Twilight had me in near tears from laughing.

The drawing is amazing. Rick Parker managed to make every character look like their actor counterparts, but with obvious over the top exaggerations. It’s perfect.

If you’re done with sparkling vampires and wish it would just end already, or even if you’re an avid Twi-Hard with a sense of humor, Breaking Down is one to add to your comic book collection.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Papercutz | Pages: 64 | Source: Author | Buy on Amazon

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  • Sandie

    OMG Kelly! It sounds absolutely hilarious! I had tears in my eyes I was laughing so much when I read Bella’s name was Bleh-bleh. It still makes me giggle every time I think of it. I really have to read it. Oh and by the way I loved the Twilight books.

    • Kelly

      Honestly? I laughed REALLY hard at her name. And like you said, I still giggle thinking about it and I finished it last week. It was awesome. You will for sure have to read it. I’d be interested in picking up the other books that they’ve done!

      • Sandie

        Oh Kelly sit down because Stefan Petrucha and Rick Parker have written another parody: Harry Potty and the Deathly Boring!!! You can find it on his website.

        Also if you’re interested you can check out Stefan Petrucha’s other book, Blood Prophecy, which we reviewed here.

        • Kelly

          I’m going to have to grab both of these. Thanks for the info!!