A Winning Combination of Vintage and Cutting Edge: ‘Kid Cosmic’ Reviewed

by Tito W. James

Kid Cosmic is a new animated series by industry legend Craig McCracken (The Powerpuff Girls). The cartoon follows the misadventures of five unlikely heroes honing the powers of five cosmic rings. Kid Cosmic embraces the aesthetics and bombastic fun of retro comics while also taking many unexpected turns. The show is self-aware without being cynical, dark without being gruesome, and touching without being saccharine.

As the quoted Twitter conversation can attest, Kid Cosmic is a series that could only exist today and blends the best of old school and new school cartoons. As a fan of plot-driven cartoons, I was thrilled by this show and hope that this is the beginning of a new era. Kid Cosmic is a winning combination of vintage and cutting edge that’s sure to appeal to audiences young and old.

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