Uncanny Valley #3 Review: “Glorious”

Uncanny Valley #3 review

Read our review of Uncanny Valley #3 from BOOM! Studios, written by Tony Fleecs with art by Dave Wachter as the toon adventures continue.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Uncanny Valley #3 Review:

In this new issue, our hero Oliver is just figuring out he’s part cartoon when he, his grandpa, and their allies are attacked by villainous toons. A fight ensues.

“Who hasn’t always wanted a grandpa who’s part cartoon?” joked host Pete LePage. “To discover that you have cartoon powers, it’s a glorious thing to have happen. And yeah, I love this. I love the art. I love the tone. I love how fun this is… It’s very nostalgic for me. Maybe I’m just a Looney Tunes head but I think this is all glorious.”

Added Alex Zalben, “I appreciate how they are fleshing out the mythology in very specific bursts in every issue. We get a little bit more in this issue and a tease for the next thing that’s going to happen. That’s going to be ,I think, a barnburner, the next issue, as well. Great stuff and I continue to be so impressed with Dave Wachter doing so many different styles in this book.”

LePage agreed, lauding Wachter pivoting from “realistic” art to “cartoony, over the top art and there’s all the stuff in between… Detailed, and then cartoon fun.”

Uncanny Valley #3 Official Synopsis:

Oliver finds himself someplace outside our world, a two-dimensional place where his mom is desperate to get him back from, but it seems impossible.

As Oliver runs into very real danger in the cartoon realm, someone from his family’s past and other allies may be just the help he needs…

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