"Hilarious. Brown's drawings have a charming crudeness to them, and the book gives the impression of a couple of kids playing with their toy robots, making 'bew! bew! bew!' noises and spouting absurd dialogue. It's also really clever, though. Incredible Change-Bots is a parody by someone who clearly knows his source material well, and it’s a delight to read." -- Wired.com GeekDad
Praise for Incredible Change-Bots:
“It’s all wonderfully silly and, except for a few pungent expressions, genuinely childlike and playful, radiating an aura of being made up as it goes along. Just plain delightful.” -- Booklist
“This pocket-sized volume is to The Transformers what Avenue Q is to Sesame Street -- a mocking, fawning, idiotic, adoring paean to a pop culture phenomenon inseparable from the artist’s person. Although allegory without substance, all action and no moral, it’s delightful fluff.” -- Library Journal
“Incredible Change-Bots manages to find the perfect balance between nostalgia and self-aware fun.” -- MTV Splash Page
“Robots shooting lasers is one thing. But add a well-placed ‘BEW BEW BDEW BEW’ and it’s magical... Incredible Change-Bots may look like it’s made for ‘boys’ who grew up in the 80’s. And it is. But it’s so much fun that everyone will appreciate it. ” -- Playback:STL
“Brown is a master at lunkheadedly awesome sight gags and wordplay ... I found myself wiping away tears and laughing out loud in inappropriate public places more times than I would like to mention while reading this book.” -- Ink 19
Now guess who's back!
Four years ago, an alien race of shape-changing robots came to Earth, fired ray guns at each other for a while, then gave up and flew away. But they left behind one thing: Shootertron, the semi-cunning leader of the evil Fantasticons! Fortunately for Earth, Shootertron's memory is a little fuzzy. Unfortunately for Earth, the rest of the Incredible Change-Bots seem to be on their way back...
It's all-new action, drama, and comedy as Shootertron struggles to find an identity on Earth and the rest of the Change-Bots struggle to accomplish much of anything. Hilarious and gleefully childlike, Jeffrey Brown's Incredible Change-Bots Two is a nostalgic tribute not only to Saturday morning cartoons but also to Jeffrey Brown's Incredible Change-Bots One. -- 140-page full-color softcover with french flaps, 5"x 6.5", Diamond Order Code: JAN11-1337