Review – Blue Agave and Worm
Where to even start with this entry from Viper Comics. Blue Agave and Worm is offensive, over the top, bizarre, and beyond entertaining. Written by Kirker Butler with art by Beware of the Art Studio the story is about a Hispanic super hero who has to drink tequila to get his powers.
Albert Lopez, Jr. is a struggling LA stand-up comic who still lives with his parents. One night while drunk on tequila, Albert falls violently into a mysterious agave plant and becomes “The Blue Agave,” Mexican superhero! With the help of his best friend and sidekick Tony (aka Worm), a 500-year-old burrow and copious amounts of tequila, Albert just might save the world!
The story is utterly hilarious playing with stereotypes and just addressing them straight on with racist statements that make great commentary. I wish there was something deeper here but well the comic is just damn funny. I found myself laughing out loud multiple times and immediately wanting to see what comes next.
The writing is great art really good and it got me to laugh multiple times. The comic is fun, just really fun. If you’ve never read a comic from Viper, I highly recommend you check this one out.
Plot: The plot is original and there’s something funny about a super hero who has to be drunk to get his powers. There’s just such comic whit and biting social commentary at the same time. I loved reading this and was so entertained. Tons of fun and a pleasure to read. Rating: 9.5
Art: I think the art was very solid with a great cartoon feel about it. It was great to check out and fits the story perfect. The images pop on the page and look great on the iPad that I read it on. Solid work. Rating: 9
Overall: Such an entertaining comic. So funny and great commentary. Hilarious to read and some great commentary too. Please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy and see for yourself. Overall rating: 9.25
Page count: 80 pages Price: $7.95 Release Date: September 2010
Viper Comics provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.