By Chuck Suffel
I just finished rereading issue two and issue three and I’ve got to talk about it. With the final issue of this mini planned for release on January 25th I thought it would be cool to get everyone up to date on our favorite “princeless” princess.
As I’ve already said the art is top notch so are the inks and the lettering but the writing, the writing is what really puts this book over the top. Not only the story itself the dialogue also works really well. If you read my reviews you know that while I am a capes and tights fan there are other genres i delve into as well noir, thriller, sci-fi, horror, among others. well this All Ages, Swords and Dragons, Female protagonist, Adventure, Indie book is something I’m really enjoying!
Our story so far, our heroine Adrienne a teen age princess locked in a secluded tower by her Father and guarded by a (kind of) fierce dragon. She isn’t your run of the mill damsel in distress though, she’s decided that there’s no waiting for a knight to come rescue her. She going to rescue herself! And rescue herself she does, in doing so her father comes to believe she’s been killed and goes on the hunt for her “killer”. Now one would think after escaping from a tower and her parent’s she’d be off to find her destiny. No dear reader our heroine has sisters! And she’s not leaving them to rot in towers waiting for some goofball prince to show up, she’ll rescue them all, herself! All that all takes place in the first issue!
So if all that happened in issue one what went on in two and three?!?!
I don’t like spoilers so I’ll do my best to be cryptic but give the gist of the issues. In two we follow Adrienne on her first rescue! Is it doomed to fail? Will she be recaptured by her father? And who holds the key to the secret to the sword that was under Adrienne’s bed? Will that person be friend, or foe?
In issue three we begin to see that Adrienne’s fathers kingdom isn’t as wonderful as we would assume it to be. And definitely not a place for a girl with aspirations to grow up. New friends, and new enemies, are made. Oh and there’s armor lots and lots of armor. The added nods to fictitious women warriors found in the issue were really well done, I love a comic that’s written for all ages and really makes a grown up laugh (wait did I just refer to myself as grown up? damn). By the end of issue three I was totally on board not only with Adrienne as a hero but also with her quest. This is the kind of story I love, it doesn’t hit you over the head with its message instead the heroine is allowed to be the focus and you can sit back and enjoy cheering her on.
Issue number four’s release date is January 25th! More than enough time to catch up! Preview review? Here? Maybe! Check back tomorrow!
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