9.3 x 12.3
96 Pgs
$21.95 CAD/USD

Hang out with a young robot hero in his fortress of not-so-solitary solitude

What if Osamu Tezuka’s beloved hero Astro Boy were a young robot with endless enthusiasm who lived with a bumbling sad sack robot friend, a self-centered wise-cracking cat, and a well-meaning but forgetful inventor? Why, then he’d be Reggie-12!

Reggie-12 is classic Japanese adventure manga cartooning reworked in Brian Ralph’s trademark style and told with the episodic wit and structure of the contemporary American sitcom. Laughs explode from the page (and the reader’s belly) as mishap follows caper follows disaster. Brian Ralph (Daybreak, Cave~In) first presented this hilarious pop culture send-up of the infallible boy hero in the back pages of seminal Asian culture magazine Giant Robot, and it instantly become one of the magazine's most popular and enduring features.

Come along for a wild ride with Reggie-12, Casper, and Professor Tinkerton as they eat pizza, play video games, and get dissed by bad guys.

Praise for Reggie-12

[Brian] Ralph's... page layouts are complex, and there's a whole lot of detail, but his lines are easy to follow and never too overwhelming. In this way, they're a perfect complement to the writing, which is simple and charming and cute-but-not-too-cute...This is a hard book to explain, but an easy book to love.

The Stranger

...Most of the humor simply comes from the interactions of the characters, their different personalities and their different points of view. It’s a slacker sitcom in anime trappings, filtered through Ralph’s often cuter (and weirder) than Tezuka style.

Robot 6 - Comic Book Resources

Reggie-12 is both full of terrific jokes and crafted with great care...The action sequences are full of heft and detail. Each corner bears some nice and thoughtful element—surprised citizens peering from the ruins, the contents of a monster’s stomach, an especially jaunty slouch—all rendered in two glorious colors. Reggie-12 is a winning book, full of gleeful goofiness that never quite gets squashed by reality.

Paste Magazine
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