Suske en Wiske #337 Game of Drones – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure
Written by: Peter Van Gucht
Illustrations: Luc Morjaeu
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Suske en Wiske #337 Game of Drones – Comic Book Review

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Game of Drones might seem like a parody on the popular HBO series, yet apart from the title, there is very little connection. A game of drones it is, nonetheless, as Suske, Wiske, Lambik, Jerom and aunt Sidonia are introduced to professor Barabas’ most recent invention: brainwave controlled drones. Undoubtedly a subject that evokes many adventures.

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For his newest invention, professor Barabas had a new laboratory built on a remote spot under a hill. What he doesn’t know however, is that the construction company he hired to do so, is owned by Krimson, our friends’ longtime nemesis. While building the lab, he made sure to have eyes and ears in every room, and thus he knows exactly what the professor is working on, and plans to use this information to his own advantage.

Truth be told, it is quite an interesting invention. Barabas made drone versions of some of his most famous inventions, such as Vitamitje and the Terranef. These drones can be controlled using brainwaves, thus keeping everybody safe in the lab while perfectly being able to perform dangerous operations elsewhere. While Barabas’ intentions are all altruistic, Krimson is thinking of less peaceful ways to use Barabas’ invention and builds his own drone, fully equipped with missiles and other weapons, using the information he stole. It’s just a prototype, but harmful enough already. At the same time, Vitamitje disappears, and while Suske, Wiske and the others do everything they can to find him, they slowly start to realize what’s going on, and the threat that is hanging above them.

Again, we get treated to a fun story, with quite a few plot twists. Not only the storyline of Krimson is important, but Vitamitje gets his own part of the story as well. This creates a nice balance between the different storylines, yet it feels a bit like they are told one after the other, instead of intertwining, which kills the suspense of the first storyline a bit. Other than that, the idea of brainwave controlled drones is definitely an entertaining one. As far as illustrations go, we don’t have anything new to say, as they look, as ever, very typical, which is exactly what you would expect from a series such as this one.


Suske en Wiske #337 Game of Drones is again an adventure that will please many true fans. The storylines could have been intertwined better, as now it feels a bit as if Peter Van Gucht needed to prolong the album, while the story was already told. Nonetheless, brainwave controlled drones are certainly a fun topic that will capture the imagination of many.

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