Toy Story (2009 Series) #0
Toy Story #0 (Boom! Kids)
Jesse Blaze Snyder, Nathan Watson & Brent Schoonover
The ongoing Toy Story comic kicks off with “The Return of Buzz Lightyear Part One.” A new gift appears in Andy’s room in August for no reason — there’s no holiday, no birthday, no reason to give him a present. Grandmas just do that sometimes. But Grandmas also sometimes give their grandson a toy he already has. Andy’s mom promises they can return the toy and get a new one, but unbeknownst to the humans, the toy has broken free from his packaging and is fighting his counterpart in Andy’s room for the right to stay. I was a little let down by some of the issues of the first Toy Story miniseries, but this zero issue knocks it out of the park. We get a funny story, and maybe more importantly, a totally original story that could only be applied to these characters. This isn’t a take or a riff off either movie, it’s something smart and something new. Mickey Clausen colors Nathan Watson‘s line art, and he does a great job differentiating between the duplicate character, making the original a little duller, a little less vibrant. This was a real suprise for me, and it was really good to boot.