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Recap Kid
Name Recap Kid
Species Human (debatably)
Gender Unknown
First Appearance Issue 1
Voice Actor(s) none

Recap Kid was introduced in the very first issue of the Invader Zim comics as a way to inform the reader of the plot of Invader Zim if old and new fans haven't seen the animated series (which Recap Kid calls a "puppet show") for a while or haven't read the previous issue.

Recap Kid appears in every monthly issue of the comic series, but does not appear in the quarterly issues for unknown reasons.


Recap Kid is a hyperactive, talkative child, meant to be an exaggerated parody of the Invader Zim fanbase. Recap Kid shares the same views as many of the fans (e.g. fondness of GIR, and the negative reaction to Dib's obscure change in eye color in the first issue).

Recap Kid claims to be an expert on Invader Zim; alluding to how many fans would make such a statement.



Recap Kid appears at the beginning of each issue, usually in 4 different visual expressions while having one speech bubble.

Recap Kid is a small, possibly human child with brown skin and short dark brown hair with spiked bangs. Recap Kid has big, green eyes and wears a red hoodie and only has about three visible teeth.


Invader Zim (comic series)

Facts of Doom[]

  • When asked if Recap Kid is a girl, Moss Lawton, known online as Dinolich, replied "Recap Kid is a kid".[1]
  • So far, Recap Kid and Zim are the only two characters to have appeared in every issue of the comics.
    • This however came to and end by the time the Quarterly comics began being published as the character was eventually written out.
  • Recap Kid has claimed to have rewatch all Invader Zim episodes in between releases of new issues of the comic.
  • Jhonen Vasquez once said that Recap Kid's heart would likely explode from hyperactivity before reaching adulthood. [2]
  • It was confirmed by Jhonen Vasquez at San Diego comic-con during the Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus panel that Recap Kid was originally intended to be an in-series character and would’ve been the only character who believed in Dib that applauded him for his ideas, but for the sake of hilarity, only in the context that his ideas were fake.
  • In the prologue for Deluxe Hardcover Book 1, Recap Kid claims to have read every issue of Invader Zim ten million times.
  • Recap Kid appeared outside of the usual formatting for the first time in Issue 3, interacting with the Invader Zim world in outer space, wearing a red spacesuit, and giving a recap of the previous issue. However, the moment didn't last more than a single panel, as Recap Kid ultimately gets hit by Zim's ship, which resulted in being catapulted farther into outer space, screaming.
    • Recap Kid appeared in space again in the following issue, Issue 4, this time lasting two panels before being violently sucked into an exterior vent of the Massive.
  • Issue 6 also breaks the usual format somewhat, as Recap Kid doesn't appear within the Invader Zim world itself, Recap Kid appear in several panels, rather than lining up in several poses in a single panel, as in most other issues.
  • In Issue 12, it is revealed that Recap Kid is allergic to hotdog buns.
  • It is revealed in Issue 16 that Recap Kid is scared of quite a few things: heights, weights, gyms, yoga mats, dogs, dogs on leashes, dogs on roller skates, dogs on roller blades, dogfights, hotdogs, flesh-eating hotdog viruses, and changes of the art style in the Invader ZIM comic.
    • Despite having so many dog-related fears, Recap Kid states in Issue 12 to have a pet dog, and that not to be allergic to any animals, seemingly not having a problem with dogs as a whole.
  • In Issue 18 Recap Kid reveals that it holds it's breath the entire time between the release of each issue.
  • Recap Kid is the first character in Invader Zim canon to ever break the fourth wall. To date, the only others to do this are the Roboparents, as a quick gag at the start of Issue 23 when Recap Kid tells Dib that he's not in that issue, and Dib himself in Issue 31, when he makes a reference to the page panels.
  • Recap Kid claims in Issue 29 to make up the recaps as they go along.
  • Issue 30 is to date the only issue where Recap Kid doesn't give a recap, due to one being provided within the issue by Dib's narration.
  • in Issue 35 Recap Kid mentioned to have a dislike for mayonnaise.
  • In Issue 38, Recap Kid reveals that carries around all previous issues of the comic series in a briefcase, but not all the time, which is why it's never been seen before.
  • Issue 40, is an oddity among the comic series as it features Recap Kid as the central character, as a "cosmic mistake" sent to the place outside the universe. Recap Kid then, with the aid of Recap Brain, viewed several universes while trying to find the right one to return to.
  • The beginning of Issue 41 shows that Recap Kid is traumatized by the events of Issue 40, and wants to pretend that that issue never happened.
  • In Issue 46, Recap Kid claims to have been giving out meat on Halloween ever since seeing Zim do it in Issue 36.
  • In Issue 50, Recap Kid claims to have watched Enter the Florpus a million times.
    • This issue was also the final time Recap Kid is ever seen.


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