Well, I'm old and jaded, of course, but I've seen a lot of
comix like this one: Much punkish insult rudery, negativity taken to ludicrous
extremes, faux-naive artwork, pointless cruelty and violence for the sake of
All that, of course, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. Bad
Attitude boy himself, (who occasionally looks a bit like a demonic Calvin)
somewhat lacks substance, but I quite liked his horribly cheerful, optimistic
sidekick Bar-Fly, and some of the peripheral characters like Wally
Werewolf, The Winged Ox and Vyctore the drippy Goth poet.
I haven't seen Jim McGee's work before, but he has
a nice loose, variable line, and gives very good 'action'/violence. I think he'll
probably produce fine work in the future, if he hasn't already. BAD
ATTITUDE BOY is immature, a little bit lazy, a little bit derivative, but it's damned
entertaining, and left me wanting to see more of McGee's stuff, and how it develops.