Over a hundred wonderful and terrifying creatures have suddenly appeared on earth. Two teens investigate the origins of these curious creatures and how they can stop those who are trying to destroy them.
Anyone who at least half pays attention to the world around them has at least heard about things like Pokemon. Although I personally have no interest in them, I can say I’m at least aware. And although I may not be a fan per se, I can appreciate certain things like character designs. Having at least that mild interest, I was curious to see what we’d get out of the first issue of Capture Creatures.
From what I can tell, this new series is based off the ongoing index of creatures that Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson having been amassing for some time now. The majority of this launch issue spends its time introducing us to people who I presume will be recurring characters in the story. There isn’t much to say about them, with it just giving us an oversight of their average day. Once we near the end though, we finally get to see the first of the strange creatures.
This wonderfully fun new book is accompanied by equally fun and sickeningly cute artwork. Dreistadt does a fantastic job with her hand painted style illustrating the story. While the super cartoony look may not be up everyone’s alley, you really can’t help but love it. The characters designs and of course the briefly introduced “capture creature” are all really adorable.
While I may be one of the only people who can’t sing the Pokemon theme song, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a book like this. The entertaining story and delightful artwork are enough to have kept my attention to the end. As you would think, fans of Pokemon and the like will definitely enjoy this, and even those like myself who aren’t will still enjoy it if you pick it up.
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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.