I didn't know kids like that.
I'd love this comic about ten times more if it weren't for the apparent stereotype of how kids are at that age. They go from excessively immature to excessively overdone. I mean, don't get me wrong, I like this comic. I just think you could really rework your characterization in this chapter. They don't feel real.
I am pretty sure that I was a lot like that as a child, so personally I like the characters and the way they are portrayed. I mean I wasn't abused but I think the characters are relatable. Good job Gibson and Mr. Steeves. (I still especially love the penciling)
I wish I could say that I never knew anyone in a situation like this one... those last three panels are scary good. I'd say terribly accurate even. After perusing the comments I feel an urge to argue that perhaps because we're experiencing the memories of these two that "stereotypes" are being used very well in exposing their shared childhood memories. As time passes and people reminisce, the details blur a little and the stereotypes are what's most often recollected, accurate or no. At least that's been my experience when it comes to actual children of the 80's :)
my friends pulled this crap all the time, i dont understand childhood nastalga(sorry i cant spell some things just shouldnt be attempted in my current state) though. Prehas thats cause theres not much to look back on...who knows.