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Toy Story: Mysterious Stranger #1

June 19, 2009

Toy Story: Mysterious Stranger #1 (Boom! Kids)
By Dan Jolley, Chris Moreno & Mike DeCarlo

The Pixar comics rollout continues with a comic based on their first hit property. In “The Mysterious Stranger,” a new toy is placed in Andy’s room and immediately sends the assembled toys into a panic. What is it? Is it a new favorite? Is their place in Andy’s heart threatened? I’m a little unsure about what to make of this comic. As good as the first two Pixar comics were, this one left me a little cold. While the artwork is very good, the theme of the issue is almost identical to that of the first Toy Story movie. There are some good, funny moments, but ultimately this issue is about the characters learning the same lesson we already watched them learn on the big screen. What’s more, although this is the first issue in a miniseries, it’s pretty much a done-in-one story. The mystery of the stranger is unearthed by the last page, so you’re left wondering what the next three issues will be about? The new object isn’t exactly the story of thing you can tell a lot of stories about, and I’d hate to see three more issues of another toy popping in. Jolley has done a lot of great all-ages comics in the past, and I’m optimistic that next issue will take a different tack. This one just didn’t quite resonate for me.
Rating: 6/10

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