There’s this comic called Li’l Depressed Boy that the average comic buyer will probably overlook. In fact, chances are he/she might not even notice it while on the shelf looking for the latest thing on Avengers vs. X-Men or Night of the Owls. Going into this issue, I was expecting something with heart, such as the always amazing Near Death #7. Sadly, the comic made me feel depressed like the title character.
The official description from Image:
The Li’l Depressed Boy’s new job finds him in unfamiliar territory. Fighting his more anti-social nature, LDB struggles to make it through the first day.
I don’t fully understand the purpose of this comic. It’s not very uplifting or trying to say something. The only good story with heart was the one where the Boy was talking with a guy from camp on why he’s alone. Besides that, none of the other stories really did anything for me. They’re boring, and depressing darn it. After reading this issue, I couldn’t up but stand up and reflect on all things depressing. If that’s what the comic’s purpose was, it succeeded.
The art fits the depressing tone well. It makes sense for the title character to have that simple head, it really defines him in the story. The writing is pretty good, I liked dialogue sequence with the theater guy telling the new recruits about the hardships of working at the theater. I’m not going to deny that the writing is good, but the stories are just boring. You feel for the main character, but the setting and overall tone is just plain dull.
Overall, I was really disappointed with Li’l Depressed Boy #10. I was expecting a comic with some heart….what I got was a comic that makes the reader feel depressed. There’s not many good things I can say about it, there’s only one really good story. I know I’m going to really overkill this term, but Li’l Depressed Boy #10 is a comic that makes one feel depressed about life as such. If that was the purpose, then it succeeded.