Oops The comic Adventure is a cute story about a young orphan boy and his giant talking rat best friend trying to find their place in the world. They go through the trials, and face many obstacles, but how far their luck will take them only time will tell.
Oops, our main character is a young orphan who lives in the village of Castlebury, and all he wants is to make it to his next meal, and to make some friends along with his trusty pocket watch cap. After a few wrong turns, and a run in with a very vengeful meat merchant, he finds a rat he had saved from a cat earlier dead, and after declaring, “I don’t want to be alone any more!” promptly falls unconscious only to wake up and find he has not only caused the rat to grow to his size, but also gave it his voice and revived it. Together, Oops and Plague set out on an adventure to discover Oops’ family, and possibly more.
The story in itself is a pretty good one, I’ve read many like it in the fantasy genre, so while it does have a few cliches here and there, I can look over them because it’s just easier than nitpiciking something that can’t really be helped. The only thing I would have to say as a con is that it feels a bit rushed from the beginning to the revival and appearance or Plague. I could see it happening maybe two or three chapters in so we could get a little more character development out of Oops, but it just sort of happens about twenty pages in. What’s done is done, but I couldn’t help feeling a bit whip lashed with the sudden “Oh, the kid can use magic” revelation.
The art is wonderfully done in black and white, with heavy shadows to form a lovely contrast. It also gives a very easy time to notice small details since they pop against the white or black. There are even fun guest artists featured in fun little issue covers throughout the story, some in color, some in black and white, I already have a few favorites.
If you love a classic fantasy premise with some lovable characters, and cute character designs, give Oops a look. I’m sure you’ll find it’s charm like I did.
And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.