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.
Alex Priest is pure delight, an unofficial sequel to Buffy in an engaging world of surprising depth and detail. It’s got action, romance, laughs, monsters, and all the other cool things that make life worth living.
To find a story [Avie’s Stories] as beautifully written, as kind and gentle, and as thought provoking as this collection is rare.
“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).
This first issue of Alex Priest sucked me in immediately…
The writing of the first installment of Alex Priest is engaging and, action-packed- and something people today would enjoy reading in any medium.