Dynamite Entertainment 2015
Story by Kelly Thompson & Sophie Campbell
Written by Kelly Thompson
Illustrated by Sophie Campbell
Coloured by M. Victoria Robado
Well with such a spectacular start I was wondering if the girls would be able to keep it up with issue two and after reading the issue there’s nothing to worry about. We also finally get our first look at the Misfits too this issue which again is a nice representation of a variety of body types. Now the only thing that could make this better is if it came with a link or that square thingie for the phone to get the songs that appear in the issue! Make it really interactive I mean I can dream can’t I?
I have to admit that Sophie’s unique style of art combine with what M. Victoria does with the colours really capture something special here. Their interpretation of these characters isn’t traditional cartoon style and with multiple body types and each having their own unique personal style this reinforces that regardless of who you are being yourself should never hold you back.
I like what’s going on with the story too as the Misfits are on top of the charts and basking in their success but are too overconfident that no one will come close to being able to challenge them. It also goes to show you don’t have to be liked to be successful but it certainly helps if you want to stay on top. I have to say that they are so concerned with their twitter followers opinions and public image that they have no real clue that Pizzazz is the reason many people will be happy when the band falls in their own sponsored battle.
We are also introduced to Rio this issue as he’s there to do an article on the Misfits. He’s present when they see Jem and the Holograms video and you see their reaction to it and suddenly the rivalry comes to life even if it’s one sided at the moment. It’s nice to see how Rio manages to find out more about Jem and the Holograms, gotta love modern technology where most people aren’t careful enough to really hide the important information.
I do like Jerrica’s response to their video but at some point I do hope that the girls address the fact that she suffers from anxiety to the degree she does. I’m not sure telling young people to create an alter ego to hide behind is the smartest thing but if handled the right way it could be just a gateway to Jerrica becoming more comfortable with herself and still send the right message.
There is a great moment when Kimber meets Stormer and the two have coffee and seem to be on the verge of forming a friendship which will help this rivalry along i’m sure. It’s a nice touch and I don’t want to read into it but it looks like a promising storyline within the book.
This is fantastic book and it’s not just for young ladies there’s a well crafted, well written and extremely well illustrated story here that invokes memories of the cartoon series but is completely modern at the same time that’s perfect for everyone!