Big Hero 6 - The Series #1
Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day—leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case—and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!
Who knew Big Hero 6 could be so meta?! In the first issue inspired by the Big Hero 6 animated series, we find a book that shows the teams love for where it all started…comic books!
Geared more towards kids, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 follows the always-hilarious Fred as he sits down to create his very own comic book! That’s right, this is a comic book about someone making a comic book, and it’s every bit as meta as it sounds. From Fred’s acknowledgment that basically drawing is hard, to the heartwarming reactions of the team when they discover what Fred is up to, we find a book that is packed full of heart.
What more could you want out of a book based on a Disney franchise though? IDW has recently gotten quite adept at capturing the tone of such licensed properties, and considering the origins of Big Hero 6, it only makes sense that they would have a certain affinity for all things comics. That emotion pours through this book, and although it is mostly geared towards a much younger audience, it feels like a welcome addition to the Big Hero 6 story.
Fans of the movie and the animated series will most likely just have a great time being back with such a lovable cast of characters including Baymax and this creative team seems to understand that. We are treated to two stories that are full of lighthearted fun, and though they may be a bit inconsequential, I get the feeling that isn’t what these books set out to be. And that’s okay!
The artwork from Nicoletta Baldari deserves a special mention because across both stories, the visuals absolutely shine! The differences in aesthetic that occur throughout the issue are a lot of fun and the colors are just brilliant. Is it a bit simplistic at times? Probably. But it works within the story so well that it doesn’t impact how you engage with the content in a negative way at all.
For a big that is focused to a crowd that isn’t my own, I found this book remarkably well done. As a fan of the franchise I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but ultimately, it’s just a lot of fun to see the team in comics doing what they do best. If you just want to check in on Baymax and the rest of the team and just have a good time, Big Hero 6: The Series #1 is a great choice!
Big Hero 6: The Series #1 already feels like the series is having more fun than anything else on the shelves today, and it's all the better for it.
Big Hero 6: The Series #1: To the Power of 6!
Writing - 8/108/10
Storyline - 8/108/10
Art - 8.5/108.5/10
Color - 8.5/108.5/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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