The story starts with a bang and sets up the protagonist quite well. In a couple of pages, we understand who and what she is – a complex female character with moral ambiguities. I loved the choice of using a chatty and annoying spectral presence as a pseudo-sidekick, allowing the exposition to flow more naturally. It’s a strong first issue where we get a chance to see a bit of Maggie’s past and a hint of what is driving her toward her future. Though Maggie’s world is primarily dark, it will be interesting to see what happens if she journeys toward the light.
I, of course, loved the art. Gwynn always does her homework on period costumes and it shows. The various hues of purple, which indicate a spectral presence, fit in perfectly with this world as do the hideous supernatural creatures.
I look forward to the next issue.
Creative Team: Scott Wilke (writer), Gwynn Tavares (artist), Dave Lentz (letterer), Alice & Mike Tener (creators)
Publisher: Bad Bug Media
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