|"Ooooh! Its that time again! Its time to play some of our old 8-bit ROMs, and review 'Kid Radd', a Sprite comic that isn't a sprite comic."
"Ok, Kid Radd is the comic about an 8-bit character named Radd, and his 'life' inside the game, Kid Radd, and later his life outside the game when he's freed from the ROM. Got all that so far? Good, because from there, it goes on an interesting ride of action and adventure as our hero tries to survive, explore new video games, fight unskilled ninjas, meet computer viruses, and a bunch of other things that are totally trippy."
Artwork: "Sure, it may only be made of sprites, but there's a lot of love that's gone into making the assorted sprites. Except for a few sprite images that were imported into the comic to give it a nostalgia feel such as some of the items and monsters from Super Mario Brothers, everything is done by the comic's creator."
"Some of the characters you can see the influence from. The crazy Dr. Amp has a definant 'Dr. Wily' feel to him, even if only in they seem to ride around in hover vehicles. Still, the characters a pleasure to see. Its pretty easy to tell the main characters apart from each other. No one really looks the same (unless they're standing next to a copy of themselves or happen to be one of the MANY similiar sprite monsters from a particular game)."
"Also, the addition of movement in the comic makes this comic groove quite well. It really makes the comic look a bit different than other comics that add animation to their comics. In Kid Radd, the animation really does help grab your attention and BLAST you with a Mega Radd blast that'll have you seeing stars. Ok, some of the animated backgrounds were hard to stare at, like the Tetris-like blocks that flickered. Oh man, those things were giving me a headache. Dizzy."
"Still, even with that, it totally rocks, artistically, and for a comic using Sprites, thats hard to do. Plus, I've never seen a sprite comic ever use the 'Matrix' 360-spinning pan-shot before, and I have to say that was a SUPER cool effect. Dooka."
Characters: "The characters in the game are varied, and all seem to have their own ideas and thoughts to deal with. Sure, some of those characters are just following their coded programming, but all of the characters have some sort of motivation."
"Its really different to see a sprite character contemplating life and fighting and existance. And its probably a good change too."
Plot & Writing "Without a good plot, most sprite comics flounder and die. This one doesn't, as its powered by a story of Radd and his friends as they go through quite unusual situations. And without writing, such a plot would flounder. This doesn't happen because of wonderful comedic moments which help the comic make you laugh as well as possibly dumbfound you in its obsurdness. Its funny funny stuff with a good compelling story. The comic just makes you want to know what's next, and usually that is answered with something that will just make you laugh."
"Expect a lot of 80s jokes, and Sprite game jokes, and video game jokes, and internet jokes, and... well, a lot of jokes. But its all good!"
Overall: "After the first 20 comics, I had ALREADY added this to my MUST READ comic list. Yes, this comic now is comic 65 in my list of comics I read. The humor is top notched, the story great, the characters memorable, the villians silly, the animation extraordianry... If you like comics in the least bit, then you should probably give this comic a good look."
"Really, this has to be my new all-time fav sprite comic for the simple fact that isn't really a sprite comic at all (and its exceptionally great). Its a comic with its own sprites, and a great sense of humor. Yes, I even rate this comic higher than the almighty 8-Bit Theater. 8-Bit Theater is good, but there's something very refreshing about Kid Radd that I love. Maybe its the humor, or the animation, or just the whole concept. But its a comic you should be reading. No... really. I mean now. You... Reader... Go... Read Comic..."
Score: 8-Bits out of 8-Bits (or 10 out of 10 for the non-video game players out there)