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Cars: Adventures of Tow Mater #4

July 21, 2011

Title: Adventures of Tow Mater Part Four

Writer: Keith R.A. Decandidio (from a story by Chuck Wilson)
Art:
Travis Hill
Colorist:
Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer:
Deron Bennett
Cover:
Allen Gladfelter
Editor:
Christopher Meyer         
Publisher:
Boom! Studios/Boom! Kids

Tow Mater has gotten himself into trouble, risking the new stadium he built in a demolition derby with his old rival, Bubba. While he struggles in the stadium, Sally tries to prove Red’s innocence in court, where he stands accused of stealing from Sarge. And a most unexpected car may be the one to save the day. This was an interesting series, with Lightning McQueen taking a back seat (no pun intended) for the bulk of it. Mater got the spotlight, but we also got to see characters like Sally and – surprisingly – Chick Hicks stepping forward and doing some interesting things. The Mater/Bubba conflict is pretty amusing as well. Mater is genuinely sweet and good-hearted enough not to really comprehend the depths to which Bubba will sink, but it doesn’t really come across as naivety. It’s more like he truly wants to believe Bubba – and everybody – is basically good at heart, and as such will be forgiving to a fault in the hopes of finding the good in them. Travis Hill gives us decent artwork, although Bubba looks kind of odd. Something about the construction of his face feels slightly off, like he doesn’t entirely fit in the same world as the rest of the characters. It’s a fun book, but it’s a shame it was the swan song of Cars (and, to a larger degree, Pixar itself) at Boom! Studios.

Rating: 7/10

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