Brickleberry: Armoogeddon ComicWow! Review

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THIS TRADE PAPERBACK IS NSFW—it contains material inappropriate for younger readers.

Roger Black and Waco O’Guin created Brickleberry, Stankervision, and the character of Yucko the Clown.  They were both contributors to That DAMN Show!

Tim Hopkins has some credits with DC.  Frank Forte has credits with Heavy Metal and Bob’s Burgers.

Brickleberry was an animated sitcom on Comedy Central from 2012-2015.  It was centered on the misadventures of a group of Park Rangers at the fictional Brickleberry National Park.

The show went for three seasons, and it was not without controversy. Critics said that it was deliberately offensive, but it has a strong following throughout its entire run.  Many fans compared it favorably to South Park and Family Guy.

Brickleberry: Armoogeddon collects all four issues of the miniseries.

Although the comic depends on a certain level of familiarity with the series, the writers (who created the TV series) provide exposition on both the background series and the specifics of this miniseries.

In this miniseries, Brickleberry, and all of earth, have been overrun by cows from outer space.  These extraterrestrial invaders were only able to survive on Earth and invade because of bovine flatulence altering the climate enough for them.

With their advanced alien cow technology, they were able to take over the earth. One of the few humans left fighting against them is Steve Williams—not the wrestler or the actor—the perpetual Ranger of the Month at Brickleberry National Park.

He is now a battle-hardened cyborg warrior with a t-shirt gun for a hand.  He attacks a Space Cow outpost and steals a tube of Glowtonium.  They use the Glowtonium to power time travel devices so Williams can go back in time to prevent this future by killing his Brickleberry co-worker Woody Johnson.

The Space Cows send Bobby Possumcods (a Brickleberry resident who is a willing and enthusiastic sex slave to the alien bovine invaders) back to stop future Steve from killing present Woody.  Unfortunately, Denzel (another Brickleberry Park Ranger) steals the time device and retreats into history to rewrite a different time stream.

The discovery of the impending end of the world gives Connie an opportunity to have her long-awaited tender moment with Ethel.  The two Rangers end up in a TV court room.

Meanwhile, multiple time streams are in play, and Steve, Woody, Denzel, Jesus (THE Jesus) and both Future and Present Bobbys are involved in attempts to either preserve or disrupt the future.

The series ends with a cataclysmic battle between the Humans of Brickleberry and the Space Cow Invasion.

This comic pushes the envelope in many different directions, including sex, incest, lesbianism, pedophilia, and bestiality. It takes broad aim at former President Obama, but not based on any particular issue (one would imagine that the writers would probably give President Trump approximately the same treatment). Religion is not given a pass, either.

The writers take every possible opportunity to push the envelope.  The jokes are funny—outrageous, even. Some people may find them offensive. Nonetheless, this is a TPB to check out if you’re a fan of the series.

Written by: Roger Black & Waco O’Guin

Illustrated by: Tim Hopkins, Roger Negrete & Frank Forte

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