I absolutely love Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, but the graphic novel Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories has been sitting in my room unread for some time now. It consists of Captain Hammer: Be Like Me!, Moist: Humidity Rising, Penny: Keep Your Head Up, The Evil League of Evil, and the Dr. Horrible one-shot. Sadly, the graphic novel was hit or miss.
Captain Hammer: Be Like Me! was amusing and was basically Captain Hammer telling kids to be like him and look out for potential super-villains, such as a kids who are interested in science. While not seeming to develop plot, it was a fun little story.
Moist: Humidity Rising tells the backstory to Moist, Dr. Horrible’s henchman. Yes, I guess it was plot development, but it wasn’t very interesting.
Penny: Keep Your Head Up shows that Penny has difficulties dating. It was fairly uneventful.
The Evil League of Evil was a bit more interesting. When the heroes are away, the League decides to attack the city. Two small-time heroes get involved, trying to stop them.
Finally, the Dr. Horrible one-shot deals with Dr. Horrible’s origin. This was the most interesting comic in the paperback. In addition to showing what motivates Dr. Horrible, it also ties back into Captain Hammer: Be Like Me!
While it was fun enough to read, the graphic novel sadly didn’t live up to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. I suspect that will stay alone in its greatness. I realize Whedon has talked about a sequel, but I’ll believe it when I see it.