Book Review - The Book of Biff #5: Split Personality by Chris Hallbeck
Although I've never seen Chris Hallbeck's Biff comic character, it only took one or two panels to know that his sense of humor would appeal to my geek side. He offered me an electronic copy of The Book of Biff #5: Split Personality, and I quickly accepted. It's not a long read, but it was a funny diversion with just enough strangeness to make you look at situations in a different light.
Hallbeck's Biff comics are different, to say the least. Biff is a wordless "human"(?) that seems to spend most of his time trying strange and bizarre things. Each of the comics are a single panel, have no other characters except for Biff, and Biff never speaks. That's not to say that Biff isn't expressive, however. There's Biff walking up the down escalator with the caption "Biff keeps getting kicked out of the mall for using the built-in stair climbing machines." Or one of my favorites: "Biff was tired of having to restock the same shelf every day" as he's gluing the boxes onto the shelf. Or "Biff realized that the new sheets were too small" as he's sawing a strip off his bed so they'll fit.
Not all the strips work for me, but someone else would probably find them funny. Biff is bizarre, and Chris Hallbeck's humor definitely isn't for everyone. But if you like your laughs on the off-beat side, you'll definitely find Biff over there.
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