Hang on to your diapies, babies! We’re teaming up with Nickelodeon for all-new Rugrats adventures featuring the most intrepid toddlers to ever bust out of a playpen! Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing they can do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!
Back when the original three Nicktoons debuted on Nickelodeon, the shows found popularity immediately. Of these three series, the one which had the longest run featured the adventurous and wide eyed babies known as the Rugrats. Now, Boom Studios has decided to give them their own comic book series. Is it a successful comeback or a dirty bib?
Thanks to writer Box Brown, this series finds a way to capture the magic of the original series. From the babies not understanding the adult world, to the parents being neglectful, and allowing them to go on outrageous adventures, the elements which made this show so entertaining are all front and center. Prompts for integrating the neglectfulness of modern parenting which comes from abusing technology into the story line.
The artwork finds a way to truly emulate the look of the original series. The pencils and inks by Lisa DuBois offers some nice designs especially in the dream sequences. There even is a tribute to Mad Max. Makes you wonder what other pop culture references will show up in the future.
The color works by Eleonor Bruni finds a way to perfectly recreate the color scheme of the original show. Everything from Chuckie’s hair to Reptar’s scales look just as they did in the animated series.
The lettering by Jim Campbell accomplishes some interesting ways of conveying the dialog. The chat effects to showcase the conversations taking place over social media are particularly impressive.
For all those who enjoyed Rugrats growing up, this series is slice of nostalgia goodness. For anyone who never had the joy of experiencing the adventures of these precocious little rascals then now is the perfect opportunity. Pick up this comic and see why the Rugrats were perfect for a comeback.