GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #3

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Writer: Mark Evanier
Artist: Steve Uy

So Grumpy Cat and Garfield are back home and definitely changed. Grumpy Cat is happy and wants to play games and enjoy the beautiful day. In fact she wants to change her name to Happy Cat. Garfield is no longer lazy. He helps around the house with the chores. Instead of eating lasagna he gives it to a cat named Nermal. Nermal is a cat he loved to torment. He just lately mailed him to Abu Dhabi.

So Ichabod Gross the CEO of Mogul Pet is elated that his new process works. Unfortunately for him he intimidates his scientist too much so he doesn’t tell him that the process is only temporary. The scientist goes to work out the bugs in secret as Gross has his spies Snoop and Slink kidnap the cats back from their homes. They do this and are put in front of the cameras to show how happy and agreeable the two are. This is when the process wears off and they throw the chemical goob that they are being fed into Gross’s face.

Well Gross says out loud on TV that he hates cats which alienates his customer base. Grumpy and Garfield meet up with Odie and find out that Pokey is also prisoner and about to get the treatment. They free him and Gross falls into the beam which turns him into a happy nice guy. The group leaves the building and find Nermal who is happy with his new found friends. His new found friends decide to mail him to Antarctica.

The final issue in the Grumpy Cat Garfield team-up comes to a satisfying conclusion. Both cats manage to escape their mind control and turn the tables on the evil Ichabod Gross. A fitting ending for the villain. A fun irrelevant comic series. Its fun for both children and adults.

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GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #2

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Writer: Mark Evanier
Artist: Steve Uy

Grumpy Cat and Garfield are locked in a small cage and the close proximity gets on both their nerves. They trade insults which gets them nowhere. Finally Garfield comes up with a plan. He fakes an illness and when the guard enters Grumpy Cat jumps from the ceiling and onto his head. This distracts him for the two cats to run out and lock the guard in. Meanwhile Pokey meets up with Odie and the two join forces to track down their missing friends.

They get to the Pet Mogul building and just then Grumpy Cat and Garfield run out but are immediately recaptured and taken back in. There they are put into some goofy looking tubes and after twenty minutes of lights going on and off by some slightly mad-scientist the two cats now have the personalities of dogs. Odie manages to lead some policemen to the building. Pokey fakes the sound of a cat in distress which has the cops check out the building. Only they find two well behaved cats.

Well this is a perfect team up. Both cats have personalities that will obviously cause tension but must work together. Yes the escape was pretty cliched but so what. This is a children’s comic so its going to have an easy plot to follow. Odie and Pokey show initiative in finding their friends. Too bad they were too late. Interesting to see how his goofy experiment ends.

GRUMPY CAT GARFIELD #1

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Writer: Mark Evanier
Artist: Steve Uy

This is the story of two cats. Both like to just sleep and not be bothered. They also both have much more hyperactive friends they live with. One day they hear an interview on the TV. Ichabod Gross is president of Pet Mogul a large pet chain store. He tells of his new method to make cats more like dogs. Now both Garfield and Grumpy Cat dismiss this and go back to sleep. Gross’s plan will effect them. He needs test subjects. His two spies Slither and Snoop have found the most perfect subjects.

So both go to the respective houses and Slither lures Garfield out by an offer of free lasagna. Snoop pretends to be their to give away a 60 zillion dollar prize. Both cats are taken but loyal friends Odie and Pokey see this and give chase. The two are locked in a cage and take an immediate dislike towards one another. Why? Because it saves time.

I didn’t know that pet chain’s kept such shady people on the payroll. Now this was a title I just had to get. I loved Garfield from the old days when I read the comics in the newspaper. Combining him with the internet meme sensation Grumpy Cat just seems perfect. The story is just fun and filled with humor. Ichabod Gross is the perfect villain and you learn all sorts of fun facts like there is a service called Sticks R Us that deliver sticks anywhere in the world. How it stays in business is beyond me.