Comic Book Review: Unicorns vs. Goblins by Dana Simpson


A cute book. Cory Doctorow (in his intro) is right – this has an appeal to kids and adults.

But I may not have loved it as much as he did. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun book, and full of laughs. But I guess I didn’t think the laughs and insights were consistent. Is it bad that I measure a book of humor by how much I laugh out loud? There are some pretty funny cartoons that are interspersed with some that aren’t so inspired. This might be more suited for spreading out and reading cartoon by cartoon, rather than as a single read, since some of what make this collection less interesting is the tediousness of some of the themes throughout the book in how Phoebe and the Unicorn relate to each other.

Even so, it’s a good read – and I’d recommend it to someone who wants a fun read with a Calvin and Hobbes flavor.

Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a copy in return for an honest review.


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