I LOVE things that are visual treats. Reading GAAK by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton is like reading the comic version of a great 50's creature feature movie.
It starts out like a comic version of "Stand by Me", or maybe "The Wonder Years", with a group of kids dealing with bullies, pain in the butt siblings, etc, and then takes a HARD left turn toward Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks" territory with the arrival of the "Star Trek" obsessed, glam rock hairdo wearing alien Gakk and his army of kooky alien creatures.
The jokes come hard and fast. Complete with pop culture references, Dr.Strangelove-esque paranoid army guy situations, and gags about lactose intolerant aliens that will leave you grinning. And the artwork (particularly the inking) is well executd and extremely creative. A top notch job all around.
GAAK is groovy ghoulie good fun.
... read it now!