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If you thought the Rugrats had vivid imaginations, they have got nothing on Grandpa Lou. After falling down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories on the internet, Grandpa Lou thrills Tommy with tales of s’eptillians (reptilians) taking over the world. Desperate to learn more about these aliens among us, Tommy turns to the smartest people he knows – Angelica and Susie. 

While Angelica offers a Neil deGrasse Tyson-type of explanation, Susie reveals a shocking truth about her Uncle Charles. Apparently he was abducted by aliens when he was a child and narrowly escaped being placed in a human zoo. As the two girls go head-to-head over who knows more, Tommy starts to worry that the people around him are actually s’eptillians in disguise. Are his parents really his parents? What is behind the glowing neon lights in the backyard? Is there a sinister plot to replace the world’s population with lizard-aliens?? Grab your copy and find out! 

Collecting issues #5-8 of the ongoing series, this hilarious volume takes readers on a epic space adventure with the diaper babies. Box Brown captures the many voices of the Rugrats in a way that is both nostalgic and entirely new. This volume also features the cartoonish stylings of artists Lisa DuBois, Mattia Di Meo, Ilaria Catalani, and Esdras Cristobal. 

Braelynn Bowersox