BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Fetch-22

written by David Steffen Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls is a 2019 graphic novel for kids, the eighth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. The villain Petey the cat is trying to turn over a new life and be … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Fetch-22

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

written by David Steffen Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls is a 2019 graphic novel for kids, the seventh in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. Our hero Dog Man (half dog, half policeman) is a hero and a very good … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild is a 2018 graphic novel for kids, the sixth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants). The series so far has been reviewed here. Our hero Dog Man (half dog half policeman) is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey

MOVIE REVIEW: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a computer animated film produced by DreamWorks Animation that was released in June 2017 in the US, based on the long-running book children’s book humor superhero series.

George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) are the 4th-grade comic book authors who created Captain Underpants, who is pretty much Superman except all of his powers are toilet-related and instead of wearing a cape and underwear on top of his clothes, he wears a cape and underwear on top of nothing.   They’re known for being the class clowns, always pulling pranks on the teachers, and the principal Mr. Krupp is always looking for a way to bring them down a notch.  Mr. Krupp decides to pull the ultimate power move and split them into separate fourth grade class with the intention of destroying their friendship.  Desperate, the boys sneak into his office to try to prevent this, and when they’re caught in the act George uses a toy hypno-ring which (surprising them both), actually hypnotizes Mr. Krupp.  They plant a suggestion that Mr. Krupp is actually Captain Underpants.  They discover that whenever he is touched by water he becomes Mr. Krupp, and whenever he hears a finger snap he turns into Captain Underpants, and so to keep their friendship intact they keep him as Captain Underpants pretending to be Mr. Krupp.