Now, this cover, isn’t doing the story justice, but it does show you the cast of characters to expect, I suppose, so it serves the general purpose of at least providing a colorful backdrop to which one should expect to find the comic, and it does live up to the perdy color scheme and style. Less necessary, but I’m also appreciative of this comic, so far being the only one which apparently saw the value of having 2 categories on Goodreads, which I appreciate, since I usually have to create a spot for it being a webcomic.
So, it starts with a look at what the “evil” character looks like, and then goes into Cucumber’s entrance, he young enough to be living with his mother, whom also looks young, and Cucumber is packing for a trip for her enrollment to the “best school in the world”, which apparently is Harry Potter-esque, his lil sis, Almond not worried her bro will do well, since Cuco is a study bug. They then get an oddly timed letter from the sibs father, he worried his letter may not reach them, but something of dangerous matters needed to be shared. He had learned the Queen Cordelia, whom resided in Caketown Castle in their beloved Doughnut Kingdom, was planning WORLD DOMINATION and needed Cuco to join his cause.
Cuco is not at all pleased with the idea of ditching his future for his pops, but his mama won’t hear it, she not caring how it sounded when Almond offered to go instead, but believed Cuco could be allowed to reenroll upon completing his kingdom saving mission. His mama was so proud, she praises how well he’d already packed his bag, and shoves him out the door before he can even get his dinner in him. As he’s sitting on the stoop, a magical creature pops up, making sure he was Cabbage’s son, then revealing she was the dream oracle, there to provide some info, but Cuco interrupting thinking she must have the wrong sib, but upon offerring his sis, the oracle dismisses her as not being a legendary hero type due to her sister status.
I’m definitely enjoying the blatant slapsticky comedy. The oracle, upon stating how she knew he’d read the letter, is shown shoving her face against the window as he’d been “reading”. Cuco is nowhere near interested in this quest, obv, since his next suggestion is for the oracle to save the world herself, she being one of its “protectors” and all, but she feigns bad reception and bids him meet her in Gumdrop Forest, to Cuco’s dismay.
Cuco makes it to Caketown by the next day, and is introed to a bunch of bullies, BLT trio, their names those of the letters listed. Then, after Cuco sneaks past them whilst they argued amongst themselves, hears his name, his pops behind bars, he again telling of the danger they were in, but Cuco, not seeing it, everything on the fine-ass looking day side. Cabbage reveals the “Queen’s” plan to resurrect the Nightmare Knight, Cuco disbelieving of this news, as well, and apparently with every right.
Then we’ve got our “Infinity stone” copy, when Cabbage points out Cordelia’s collection of Disaster stones, the last one to be collected, ofc leading to disaster, and Cuco’s mission being to get the Dream sword from the oracle. Cuco again can’t understand why Almond wasn’t perfect for this, she having practiced sword fighting and wanting to become a knight, whilst he didn’t know how to wield a sword, his father shutting him down, since again, no one has known any lil sisters becoming LEGENDARY HEROES, and why start here, ya know? Plus it ran in their manly side blood-line, it skipping a generation sometimes, since Cabbage wasn’t a hero either.
(I’m getting mad Monty Python vibes of comedy here) Papa, in his build up to getting Cuco to get going on his mission had shown his cell hadn’t been locked, but he fixes this by reentering and shutting door, Cuco then deducing he could make this mission easier by ridding the other stones right in front of them, but then BLT show up. Cabbage urges Cuco to use his magic, since he’d gotten into school with his talent, but this fails, Cuco upset since he’d been planning on replacing his wand for a better one, but he doesn’t have to worry for long for his lil sis, Almond turns up and saves his butt.
As they’re walking and chatting, Cuco bumps into a lady carrying a huge cake, and it dropped, the 2 bakers out of sugar and needing a knight to collect it from Gumdrop Mtn., Cuco and Almond heading through the forest which surrounds it, the offer being made to collect it for the bakers. Next, though, the 2 kids got 2 extra in their party, the bakers coming along, and then Cuco wanting to go back, since they’d revealed there could be monsters there, but the sugar ofc being too valuable. Then, they run in to the last guy, whom was sent to get sugar, stuck in a tree, but when he falls out,
Almond is digging how this guy was a true non-evil knight, called Carrot. After hearing his story of what had caused him fear, they were a bit puzzled, but then, a bear appears, toothless, and complaining about how the people who came in, weren’t being mindful of the wildlife and fucking shit up. Cuco gets to how they’re “legendary heroes”, this having the bear help them see the oracle. When they do though, she’d given the sword to a different bunny, unable to tell them apart, Almond let down by the oracle’s mistake, then questing them to get it back, the derp. Carrot knew where her hideout was, so they would now have to extend their tasks, Cuco dreading it, but Almond relishing the upcoming fun. So, toothless bear escorts the lady bakers back as Carrot goes along with the kids.
Soon, they reach the sword thief’s, Saturday’s house, they learning where she went, but before leaving, Cuco convinces Almond to check around for treasure, she scoring hard! Cuco discovers the last disaster stone, Almond hella disappointed now since Cuco figured they could use it rather than the sword, but soon Almond and Carrot are in disagreement over it. They’re interrupted by Cordelia’s witch, Peridot, whom starts doing her best made spell, which turns peeps to stone, but this isn’t needed as a threat, which Almond soon makes obv, by simply giving the stone to the witch, which made her look stupid and vowed to revenge upon Almond, she unmoved, and excited to still be going on their quest now, to Ripple Island, Cuco even spotting a wand in among the treasure.
Next, Cordelia is in the middle of berating BLT crew when Peridot returns with the stone and they get their girly squee moment. Meanwhile, the kids and Carrot try to get a boat to Ripple Island and are denied outrightly, but only due to the fact the last ship which tried to get there was attacked by a big ass squid. When they’re back outside and discussing it, they are overheard by a weird little girl, whom has invented a steam-powered ship which will get them across to Ripple Island, free of charge. Cuco does dread how odd this is, but Carrot reasons, what other choice did they have in declining, so they all going. Cuco worries whilst they’re on their way, but the ship is so fast, it seems they’ll arrive at the island before they meet trubs, then they meet trubs as Cuco lightens up, a cyclopic squid smashing their ship and Cuco getting knocked out after seeing Almond in the things grip.
When Cuco awakes, he’s thrust fairly quickly into a situation where he must stop a bunch of crabs from clacking all over a lil girl, he successfully bringing them upon himself and kaplowing them with his wand. He intros himself to the grateful Princess Nautilus and they have a nice lil joke between them involving her name, and then, once he confesses why he was there, she realizes he’s a descended legendary hero, he admitting this is what’s said, and she going on to how she studied the histories in order to help this hero on his quests, she showing how seriously deeply intent on helping she was, a scary fanatic look making the point. She then also gets to show off her history skills regarding the Nightmare Knight, but falls short a bit, after only being able to name Ripple Kingdom’s master.
Then, she reveals more of how she’d washed up on the Island, being from Ocean Kingdom, this as they’re waiting to be seen by the crabs owner of the resort. Meanwhile, Almond was threatening the squid Splashmaster, she currently captive, and then the Nightmare Knight showing up to get the squid’s report, so he goes through showing off his captives, a Queen, which was supposed to have been the princess, and Almond, the legendary hero’s sis, this not pleasing him, either, tasking the squid with taking out Cuco when he showed. He was currently not being able to be candid with his mother as he’d called home to supposedly catch her up, but she not actually wanting to be worried about their dangerous adventures, so he hangs off a little deflated. They then see the owner and he’s looking a little dippy, but he’s quite a large crab, the princess’s reunion with him also deflating since he declined to help them, but would toss the 2 back to where the princess’s home was, Cuco not realizing he actually meant it.
This is where the story ends, I believe, so I will continue to the next, since this is quite addictive, and cutesy and if you’re looking for some light comedy, is perfect!