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THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #1 review – Full of detail, life, death and at times, whimsy (Tynion IV, Brombal, Goodhart, Muerto, Bidikar) Dark Horse Comics

Based on an idea by James Tynion IV
Scripter: Tate Brombal
Artist: Isaac Goodhart
Colorist: Miquel Muerto
Letterer: Aditya Bidikar
Logo Designer: Dylan Todd
Designer: Skyler Weissenfluh
Digital Art Technician: Josie Weaver
Tiny Onion Editor: Greg Lockard
Dark Horse Editor: Daniel Chabon
Associate Editor: Chuck Howitt-Lease
Assistant Editor: Misha Gehr

Thanks to Dark Horse Comics for the review copy!

Christopher Chaos is an eccentric teenager with a gift who sees the world and its design differently than everyone else. He’s also taking a liking to a cute boy at school who just might be a werewolf or something worse. Suddenly his whole life is about to get a lot more complex and he may be the only one who can figure things out. Written by the always busy and critically acclaimed James Tynion IV and joined by a talented team of creators this book is sure to be popular when it lands in comic stores on June 28th! 

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book but it instantly reminded me of things like Doom Patrol, Donnie Darko, or maybe even a grown up darker version of Jimmy Neutron. It’s a little weird, a little different and very cool! The way Tynion writes you feel immediately attached to the main character Christopher Chaos. He’s a confused and anxious teenager with abilities that make him one part Einstein and one part Dr. Frankenstein who’s just trying to make sense of it all. He doesn’t seem to have the best luck or many friends but something tells me his life is about to be anything but pedestrian. There is a solid dose of teenage angst here but Tynion has evolved that stereotype into something fresh and exciting. It’s a great introduction to what seems like a cool new character in the world of Tynion. Goodhart and Muerto kill it on the art and colors too! It’s a vibrant and colorful issue. Full of detail, life, death and at times, whimsy. There is a little gore and a few surprises but I think what sells this first issue is just how grounded it really is. It’s a book about growing up, taking chances, love, loss, mortality, and morality. It’s quite refreshing and I look forward to seeing where Christopher Chaos’ journey will take us next. 

My rating 9/10 – Excellent! 

The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos #1 is now available.

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Corey Newell
Corey Newell
“Just a guy who loves comics, movies and stuff” ⁃ Independent blogger, dad, dork, comic nerd and pop culture lover hailing from Spencerport, NY

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