Published: October 25th, 2018
Written by: Troy Vevasis
Art by: Aleksandar Jovic
Alterna Comics, 19 Pages
As I’ve stated before, Alterna has been putting out some really good comics. I recently reviewed the three-part Mr. Crypt series. This is a spinoff of that as Baron Rat, Mr. Crypt’s rodent sidekick, gets some time to shine on his own.
This was released by Alterna under their One-Dollar One-Shots imprint. I’m not sure if this is the first One-Dollar One-Shot but I hope that there are more in the future and seeing spinoffs of other Alterna books would be really cool to see. Especially, for one dollar.
Baron Rat is a fun and quick read. It follows the tone and humor style of Mr. Crypt and is a great compliment to it in every regard. Mr. Crypt even shows up at the beginning and end.
The story follows Baron Rat as he heads into town to take advantage of a cheese festival. Shenanigans ensue and the gags are all pretty good.
I really like the Mr. Crypt world that Troy Vevasis and Aleksander Jovic have created. The stories are amusing, the art is great and this is as good as some of the most famous classic comic strips of yesteryear.
Pairs well with: Other Alterna Comics releases, especially Mr. Crypt.