Episode 11 of Comic Company is called Mondays are a Drag, and this installment of my favorite comic book reality TV show certainly shows why they are! I’ve reviewed every episode of Comic Company, but this one still managed to take me by surprise. You would think I’d know what to expect by now, but this proved that I still have a lot to learn about what it’s like to work for a real comic book publisher, and that this behind the scenes style web series still has a lot to show! The last few episodes have been drama, drama, and more drama. Office politics are coming into play in a big way, and as they play out they’re exposing a lot about the people involved in them. Hatter has taken on a new persona, almost quite literally, or maybe even completely literally depending on how deeply down the rabbit hole this actually goes. He’s showing us things that we’ve never seen about him before, and I really don’t know whether to be amused or frightened. It almost takes on the air of a great acting performance – his expressions, mannerisms, voice and everything that makes the costume of who he is transform. The whole situation provides Ralph Tedesco with a very unique set of managerial challenges, and it’s fun to come back every week and find out if he is up to task.
Nobody likes Sean, and I’d feel bad for him if I could stop laughing about it for a second! He walks right into it, and I definitely mean that literally. I’ve commented before on how he’s just not fitting in, and even when he tried to he was rebuffed. He’s kind of damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t, but I guess the point is that he’s just not getting it. He seems to be a capable employee, but the team dynamic is very important at Zenescope. He’s still around though, and you have to give him some credit for that. All of this Sean/Hatter/Alice drama has given us some insights and surprises, but looking forward I hope to see the focus move away and towards something else. Mr. Robot has finally made it into the office, and that’s someone I really want to see a lot more of! That hunk of metal has twice the personality of Sean, double the shiny attractiveness of Alice, and hopefully not too much of Hatter in him, but I can’t wait to find out. In the meantime, Grimm Fairy Tales books are still coming out, so there’s plenty of Zenescope goodness to keep you entertained!