Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth

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Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
Format Ongoing series
GenreComedy, Satirical
Publication dateJanuary – December 2013
No. of issues8
Creative team
Created by Ken Kristensen
M.K. Perker
Written by Ken Kristensen
Artist(s) M.K. Perker
Inker(s) M.K. Perker
Letterer(s) Patrick Brosseau
Colorist(s) Cemal Soyleyen (#1-4)
Sedat Gosterikli (#5-8)

Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth is a comic book series written by Ken Kristensen and illustrated by M.K. Perker. It focuses on the dysfunctional Belluomo Family, their exploits and lampooning American society.



Todd is framed and jailed for the Maniac Killer murders. Peggy steals to help Todd make bail because his parents are oblivious. Meanwhile, Gus goes to see his idol, Belinda Fairchild, and bluff his way into her hotel room. Todd befriends the fellow inmate Eddie who helps Todd regain possession of a letter sent him by Peggy but then stolen. Eddie takes Todd to a hazing that Todd believes is a pillow fight.

Chief Hargrave discovers the true identity of the Maniac Killer while investigating the crime scene of the killer's latest victim. As the Killer is taken to jail, Gus strikes a deal with Belinda Fairchild to adopt her secret daughter (by putting a bag over her head to avoid recognition) in exchange for a monthly allowance. When the Maniac Killer get to jail, Todd helps him escape through the air ducts but they end up in the cafeteria. Once there, Peggy arrives to take a free Todd home. The next day, Todd goes to school and the teacher introduces the new classmate Sandy Belluomo. [1] [2] [3] [4]

When Gus decides to go to Comic-Con as his favorite character, Todd is taken along to carry home Gus' souvenirs. Gus buys a prop table from Belinda Fairchild's show that belong to Charlie Rose and is demonically possessed. Charlie hunts down the table; it magically abducts Sandy. Gus makes Todd dress like Sandy so as not to arouse suspicion about any disappearance of Sandy. Peggy goes to a plastic surgeon that uses voodoo to enlarge her breasts. When Charlie finds the table, Gus is ready to hand it over for cash. However, Gus' TV repairman turns out to be a demon hunter named The Marxman. When Peggy returns from the doctor Peggy Charlie kidnaps her but she escapes.

The Marxman and Todd decide to rescue Sandy by entering the table's portal and going to Hell. Once there, they encounter Satan and his obese son Craig. Satan and Craig's relationship is strained as Satan continually makes jokes about Craig's weight and Craig is reluctant to follow in his father's footsteps. Together, Craig and Todd help free Sandy and The Marxman rescues Santa Claus, who was shot down in Hell while trying to deliver presents to Craig. They escape Hell on Santa's sled but are attacked by Charlie Rose. Santa uses the sled's runner to disembowel Charlie Rose and saves Peggy. [5] [6] [7] [8]



Perker and Kristensen have said the main character was inspired by their interaction with Kristensen's nephew who visited the two creators in New York City and interpreted some very ugly scenes on the city streets in an incredibly positive way. [12]


Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth has received wide praise for its humor and artwork. Bloody Disgusting has praised its "biting satire of celebrities, TV personalities, and even Comic-Con" and comparing M.K. Perker's illustrations to Norman Rockwell paintings. [13] Unleash The Fanboy has called the series an "attack on sanity" and "is equivalent to some of the best satire and comedy that you'd see on almost any late night on cable". [14] Geeks of Doom has called the series creators Ken Kristensen and M.K. Perker "endlessly talented individuals" but described the series as polarizing saying, "a book brilliant in its delivery yet ultimately not for everyone". [15]

Danny Trejo, a fan of the series, also wrote the introduction for the second issue [16]

The second volume (trade paperback) features a foreword from Larry King and an afterword by Mark Duplass, lampooning themselves and their relation to Satan. [17]

Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth currently holds an 8.4 rating on Comic Book Roundup [18]

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  1. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1
  2. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #2
  3. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #3
  4. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #4
  5. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #5
  6. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #6
  7. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #7
  8. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #8
  9. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth: Volume 1
  10. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth: Volume 1
  11. Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1
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