This strip [The Warrior Queen] was a bit of a gut punch due to how this fairy-tale plays out. The story builds up well to give the strip its emotional impact in the closing panels. I’m deliberately avoiding saying too much about the story as I don’t want to spoil the strip. The artwork plays well with the fairy-tale tone of the story particularly with the bright colors and sets. The lettering on the captions further emphasized the fairy-tale aspect in how they are presented. It’s a nice touch that works better than the standard caption design. A well executed strip that’s all about the ending.
“The Monster” (Jenn Arledge), a four-page tale that reads all too quick, interestingly becomes an economic masterpiece in its final panel. Arledge’s use of misdirection is memorable in a story made all the more unsettling by the cartoonish artwork (Mharz, Micah Weltsch).