I’ve double checked to make sure that I added the appropriate number of Y’s to the end of Whitley. I think I have.
Though I’ve been on a few podcasts, it isn’t often that I get a chance to host one! Special thanks to The Comic Book Podcast from Talking Comics for giving me the chance to play host for “Issue 394”. In this issue, Bob, Steve, Joey and I get to talk about Future Foundation, Princeless, and more.
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I got to join the Ladies of Valhalla – Sarah Miles, Bronwyn Kelly-Seigh and Jessica Garris-Schaeffer – to talk about some comics!
Ladies of Valhalla is a Talking Comics podcast. Each month, they discuss media either produced by female or female-identifying creators or featuring female or female-identifying characters. You can find Sarah, Bronwyn and Jessica on Twitter (@ValhallaLadies) or Facebook (ValhallaLadies).
Recap The role reversal, which includes a young female protagonist rescuing the big bad wolf, (good insight) provides the intrigue and infuses the story with hope. Wisp is fun, feisty, courageous and, most of all, compassionate. She is able to see past outward appearances to the heart of the matter, which is a powerful example for any young person. I highly recommend this beautiful tale to children and parents of young children.
Whitley once again delivers another comic full of spunk and fun. The banter entertained, and the action was engaging. All of the characters sport their own personalities. Even the most underappreciated avenger, Jarvis, returns to teach Nadia how to drive. The art by Gurihiru pops with vibrant colors and cool designs. The letters by Joe Caramanga suit the tone of the comic perfectly.
Verdict: Buy! This comic was the best thing I read this week, maybe this month. Whitley is doing even better than last time, and this series is top shelf quality. Buy it, read it, and when you finish it, give it to someone else. This comic is the perfect gift for boys and girls of all ages.
KrisK. “The Unstoppable Wasp #1 – Review” Talking Comics. 19 October 2018.
The story is action-packed with interesting twists and turns. A transition occurs midway through the book when Wisp confronts a mystical creature which she sees outside her home. She reacts courageously, as does Willow, demonstrating the continuity between her play persona and her real life choices! The art is light and cartoony while supporting both the thematic and fantasy elements of the story. Our little heroes are adorable and the fact that they have ambitious dreams that are unaffected by monsters and supported by parents makes the story that much better . I highly recommend this book for children and parents of young children. Overall = 9
tjaxzi. “Rainbow Brite #1”. Talking Comics. 8 Oct. 2018
The art is gorgeous. The colors help create depth and contrasts for each panel by pulling dark colors to the front, pushing bright yellows to the background. As a result, the horizons last forever, the rooms show great details, even in characters who are in the background. One of Jeremy Whitley’s strengths as a writer is his character work. They all feel distinct, authentic, and clearly defined. His sharp writing style lends to the impact of Rin’s meaness, Alessia’s whileyness, and DeMarco’s whimsicalness. This book is a nice start to a story that could grow into something really fun. I highly recommend picking up The Sea of Thieves.
tjaxzi. “Sea of Thieves #1” Talking Comics. 23 March 2018.