Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Devil'S Candy Comic is a webcomic drawn and written by Zach Page and posted by Hiveworks. The comic follows the humorous adventures of young Zach, who has such an intense and abiding love for collecting all kinds of candy, particularly those which are devil themed. He considers himself to be a true connoisseur of the devil cravings, and when a shipment of them arrives in his hometown, it sends him on a wild goose chase to get them.
I enjoyed this particular comic. It's a comical look at the world we live in today. Although some aspects of the storyline were a little silly to me (such as Zach buying a 'package' of them from the local drug store), overall the comic was very enjoyable. For younger readers, there's a lot of jokes aimed at their age group.
One of my favorite parts of the comic were the many references to candy psychology. Zach and his friends are actually quite intelligent and realize that people can get addicted to'sweets,' that's what they are after in the first place! However, the whole theme is that people crave things that are seemingly out of reach. This is why cigarettes and drugs are so very popular among adolescents.
What I enjoyed about this comic was how witty and thought provoking it was. Some of the strips were very funny, but others made you think. One example is when Zach trick-or-treats to an old lady who lives alone. She ignores all of his attempts to get her to come inside. At the end of the day, he finally gets her by surprising her with his bag of treats.
Another aspect that kept me laughing were the recurring pranks and antics of Zach and his friends. The whole atmosphere of their pranks and creativity oozed hilarity. They were just too funny! There were some occasions where Zach even managed to get some more than what he intended. There were times where Zach would go through a girl's purse and find something else that he'nabbed' from her.
I would admit that I grew up reading comics. That's probably the reason that I became familiar with The Devil's Candy Comic. Reading stories of children going through the same experiences made me laugh when I was a kid. The point being that if we grew up and continue to read funny things, we will hopefully be more evolved individuals. It seems that way with most people these days.
The storyline is written in a very light and humorous manner. This makes it easy to identify with the characters and easily identify with their actions. You feel for them and laugh with them. If you haven't read anything like this before, then you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
If you are in the mood for a good dark comedy with a lot of laughs, then The Devil' s Candy Comic Book is the right comic for you. I highly recommend it. It is not just a kids book. It is adult humor with a lot of belly laughs. I highly recommend it.
The main character, Bob, is a lovable, average, young man who lives in an old house. He works at the diner where his mother works and there is a mutual love/ hatred relationship between him and his best friend, Joe. He also has his pet dog named Candy. The story centers on the constant bickering between the two boys.
There are several short adventures revolving around Bob. They range anywhere from the mundane - such as how he goes shopping for Christmas to the bizarre - such as one where he tries to poison someone and gets caught in the process. In addition to these short stories, there are several longer ones too. Some of them take place in the Candy City of the future or after the events of the main storyline.
This is an easy read. There is great action and some very funny dialogues. I especially like the little cameos by the other characters in the comic. They bring humor and bring life to what could have been a dreary situation.
Bottom line, this is an enjoyable read that is worth the time spent. It is a Halloween themed comic that is appropriate for a child's first Halloween too. However, it would be better served as an adult comic. For children, it will probably grow up with them and remain a fond memory for years to come. For those adults out there, however, you will probably want to pass this one on to your kids.