|A seemingly cute picture is a lot darker
when you notice what she is holding.
In fact, that expertly done balance of cutesy and gruesome is one major reason I love this comic. Whether it is Addison's imagination of a cute Princess Cheery Cherry (a cartoon she loves) telling her to transform into a killing machine, or how the book can go from a peppy and light coloring to dark with some splashes of bright-red blood, it really is some great stuff. The theme of happy world of being young facing the painful realities of grown-ups doing no good (a conspiracy involving a drug company may be to blame for Nick's death as his Father was involved in some questionable business) makes me wonder where things could be going next in this book.
I love it!
Were I to have any complaints about the comic, it would be that it does something I find a bit cliché as so many movies/books/comics seem to do it now, where we, "Open," on a scene from the end and then go all the way back to the beginning. I've gotten kind of tired of so many forms of media doing that, "Trick," where we see a glimpse of the conclusion before jolting back to the start, so I could do without that--one thing I'll give a pass for this overused plot device is the movie, "Swordfish," as it opens around the last 1/3 of a movie before going back to the beginning, so that's kind of clever. Oh, and Memento opens at the end and each scene leads all the back to the start, that's clever too.
|The bright and cheery colors give way
to darker hues as the issue continues
5 out of 5 stars.