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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