Better late than never this issue of this fine comic by Shaun Steven Struble and Sina Grace finally turns up to tells up more of the life of out Li’l Depressed Boy and just how Spike’s birthday goes. For LDB this means meeting Spike’s family, a prospect that doesn’t exactly fill him with joy.
There’s a lovely awkwardness on display here as LDB meets Spike’s rather odd extended family, including her father and for anyone ever meeting their girlfriend’s old man for the first time this manages to capture that painful embarrassment of meeting someone that is going to judge every single blink you do.
What’s great about this comic is that it manages to capture perfectly 20 something angst without treading old ground, or indeed being overly preachy, though it can do that. I’m loving this comic and I do hope the next issue doesn’t take over three months to arrive as there’s not a lot of good quality material like this in the mainstream market.