That’s what I like about That Bulletproof Kid: the juxtaposition of these epic superhero adventures with the everyday problems of an average high school student who’s just trying to pass his classes while fitting in and having a life. It makes the whole thing seem more real and more accessible. It also provides some great humor.
Fresh off a battle with the villainous Monochrome and a bunch of “living slug abominations,” Bulletproof is taken for an off-the-record, not-entirely-friendly conversation with a member of the Tribunal—the organization that oversees superheroes, and apparently most of the galaxy. A lot of people don’t trust Bulletproof and are wary of his power and where it came from. Despite that mistrust, Bulletproof’s loyalties remain with the Tribunal; however, not everyone shares that loyalty—and whether or not they’re even deserving of that loyalty remains to be seen. One thing is certain: nothing is as it seems.
I’m definitely hooked on That Bulletproof Kid. The story is compelling, the artwork is a lot of fun, and, in addition to the ongoing story, it also provides us with some great snippets of the superhero adventures—and high school drama—that Anth/Bulletproof has to deal with on a daily basis. This issue features the aforementioned slug abominations, along with a rather odd and funny discussion between a group of high school girls about the bizarre themes they want at their weddings.
My only criticism is that the wait seems too long between issues. Of course, I understand. It takes time to put together a comic, especially now that Matt Kyme is doing double duty as writer and illustrator. I want to know what happens next, though. So, while technically a criticism, that’s also perhaps the highest praise I can offer.
That Bulletproof Kid #3 is now available in both print and digital formats from IF? Commix.