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68-ask/Large size paperback

good condition

April 2009

Meet Barry Ween, the smartest living human. What does a ten-year-old boy do with a 350 I.Q.? Anything he wants! Cranky, egotistical, arrogant, and foul-mouthed, Barry in general wants to conduct his experiments and be left alone, but it never seems to work out. Hurdles that Barry must outmaneuver range from time warps, to art thieves, to inter-dimensional warfare with gorillas, to accidentally turning his best friend into a dinosaur! This massive volume collects all three Barry Ween mini-series - 12 issues in all - for a complete compilation of the hit series, The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius.

I first encountered Judd Winick when I found Frumpy the Clown. I have enjoyed his work ever since. Frumpy had splashes of liberalism, but not so much that it detracted from the heartfelt connections of the characters or the overall well paced humor, but enough to be present. Read it!! Seriously!

Any-who, In this series, Barry Ween (a boy genius with a mind that can and does alter, not only the universe he lives in, but several other parallel worlds) is a success for me because he presents his biases or reasoning as fact; and since he is a genius living among the rabble of humanity his understanding of the human race typically falls on deaf ears. This causes some hilarious and cynical asides that come off as muddled and nonsensical ramblings to the other characters, and crisp, poignant analysis of the growth of humans to the reader. Moreover, a lot of the humor is juvenile which lines up Barry for hilarious, curse-riddled responses of pure exasperation. The dialogue is pretty damn close to reality as well. The characters seem as though they were written by intelligent young kids, which is part of what makes this so endearing. My friends and I spoke with the same amount of curse words as Barry and his "peers" if not more. This book is pretty cheap and a fast paced read that will make you laugh and still has time to show you Barry's weaknesses, and
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