Written by Sam Johnson
Illustrated by Carlos Granda
Coloured by Chunlin Zhao
Lettered by Paul McLaren
When Mariella had gone to check on her ex (Rick), she noticed that, rather than a cut on his face, he had a crack in it--like he was made of porcelain or something--and when she went in for a closer look, he got sucked away at high speed in some kind of vacuum. He hasn’t been seen since, and Mariella is freaking out--so Ruby has promised to come help her look into it. Which brings us to now…
With each issue I come to like this more and more. There’s just something about seeing this modern generation act and behave that makes me laugh and shake my head and think yeah this is where the world is going. Ruby and Summer on the phone while she’s on patrol is silly and yet what I think of as extremely current. Kids can’t get off their devices and why shouldn’t that be represented this honestly here? Geek-Girl’s costume too with the way this is written takes on a different connotation. It doesn’t seem slutty per se it screams about a girl seeking attention and approval something very different from the classic revealing way too much skin that we often see.
I’m also pretty impressed with how Sam is telling the story itself. At time it almost feels scattered and yet there is a rhyme and reason to how he’s telling this. I’ve yet to come across a book that is this made for the world as it is today as this one is. Ruby is desperately trying to be a hero and she’s stumbling along trying to figure it out as she goes along. Unconcerned with traditional superhero trappings her secret identity isn’t so secret which I see as that desire for not only recognition but for acceptance as well.
The part with Delfi well that just intrigues me. The man she’s with in Paris with and the way he treats her well it just sets up something, what i’m not entirely sure. He’s one of those that raises the alarm flags and it also makes us look at Delfi in a different manner.
Another aspect i’m thinking we need to see more of the boys we met in the first issue. We see them here and that desire to get those glasses back which could go a couple ways. We could end up with a new villain on the horizon or a new hero depending on if he can recreate the technology that he used in those glasses. Either way it’s an interesting prospect and one that i’m glad that Sam is keeping us abreast of.
Carlos’ interiors here are really nice to see. The attention to detail here is great and there are truly some excellent standout moments in what we see. The fight scene with the water for instance really makes a great impact. The use of page layouts through angles, perspective and even the use of backgrounds really do a great job in bringing this story to life. There’s a great simplicity in the work as well that just brings us to this place that makes us happy.
With the way Sam keeps things moving forward and all the little multiple arcs continuously in play is fantastic to see. This series constantly moves forward and with each new issue and that’s how it should be.
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