I loved the first two Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy graphic novels so when I didn’t click with the third one, rather than move on and accept defeat, I decided I had to go back to square one to figure out what went wrong.
So, here I am at the very beginning, with Rabbit Boy casually admiring the beauty of the stars and Laser Moose suspicious of the dark because it’s “fraught with danger …”.
Both are oblivious to what is to come.
This Invasion chapter looks like it could use the expertise of Mulder and Scully!
Following on from their close encounter, it’s Day of the Aquabear, where we meet danger.
Oops! It was only Frank! Don’t worry. This is an ongoing gag. Frank will be fine.
Then we meet danger. We really do this time. It’s Aquabear, who was a regular brown bear merrily going about his business, preparing to eat a tasty fish, when he was slimed by some toxic waste and transformed into potential baddie material.
After making things worse, then a lot worse and then better (maybe), it’s time for our new favourite moose with the laser eyes and his rabbit sidekick to face the Terror of Mechasquirrel, but first we meet Cyborgupine,
who I assume is the epitome of evil. After all, he says, “MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!” With that many “HA’s” after his “MWA” you know he’s gonna be trouble, and he is. After all, he’s Laser Moose’s nemesis and he has a new trick up his sleeve.
It’s been just over two years since I first read this graphic novel and it’s easy to remember what I loved about it. It’s fun. It’s silly. It’s got a moose that shoots lasers out of his eyes!
I didn’t find it quite as funny during my second read, which is why I’m giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ instead of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this time around. However, it’s still an enjoyable introduction to some unusual (but somehow still loveable) animals and I’m keen to reread Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy’s other adventures.
Once Upon a Blurb
The forest is full of danger … but help is here. Meet Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy, improbable pals who use their powers – laser vision and an unrelenting sense of optimism – to fight the forces of evil. Join the dynamic duo as they battle aliens, a mutant fish-bear, a cyborg porcupine, and a mechanical squirrel, learning along the way that looking on the bright side might be just as powerful as shooting a laser.