Here's the review from the print magazine...
Monster Candy: A Very Alien Halloween
Bliss on Tap Publishing
$12, b/w, 48 pgs, available now
Writers: Brian Phillipson, Alex Murillo
Artist: Alex Nino
3 stars out of 4
Reviewed by Jim Johnson
how Halloween was so cool as a kid, we wished it could be every day?
That's exactly how ten-year-old Timmy Locks feels, so his dad humors him
and tells him to start a petition to that effect. But the only
signatures Timmy gets are from a group of aliens posing as a creepy
family, whose fiendish goal is to slip innocent earth children their own
tainted alien candy that will turn them into monsters.
grows up quickly when he discovers the aliens' plot, and selflessly
devises his own plan to hopefully foil theirs. And that's the charm of
this tale, part children's story, part fable, and all of it illustrated
largely in pencils by veteran comic artist Alex Niño, whose work is as
strong as ever and a nice alternative to his just-as-beautiful inked and
As a lesson in taking responsibility, the story
could have been a standalone tale, but instead a late development
somewhat derails that message. But since it appears that the next
chapter will feature Timmy's sister Goldie, the promise of more
childhood adventure offsets that.