Here’s an ACE Comics review of Mike Kunkel’s Herobear And The Kid: The Inheritance #1…
The first part of Mike Kunkel’s new mini series starts sombrely with a touchingly sentimental discourse on the memories we keep with us from childhood all the way through life.
Tyler’s Grandpa has recently died, leaving the house and butler to Tyler’s family, and a special or poignant gift to each member of the family. Tyler inherits a teddy bear, but is left clueless as to why.
After enduring a very trying first day at the new school near the new house, a miraculous transformation occurs involving the teddy bear, which goes a long way to explain just why Grandpa left behind the furry friend, and sets up the series nicely, which I can only imagine will feature many fun adventures!
Kunkel uses brush pens to good effect, leaving the artwork with a free flowing look, and some excellent panel layouts give the story some real energy. The slightly sepia toned black and white artwork helps to reinforce the idea that this is the adult reminiscence of childhood.
A surprising hit which will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.