This is another comic I found because I was looking for comics to give to students who really liked Nimona when they read it last year. So what I did was look up two lists on Goodreads: Best Graphic Novels of 2016 and then Comics with Diverse Characters, or some version of the above. And yes, there will be a Ms. Marvel post coming in the next few days. I am on spring break. Do it up!
Anyway, I don’t know anything about this hero, this series, or even this company.
But I liked it.
It’s like thinking about how different networks put a different tone to the shows they air. If Marvel is…I dunno…what is Marvel? It’s not HBO but it’s not TBS….maybe it’s FX. And then DC is like AMC. So FX shows are way better, but they’re less serious. But AMC had Mad Men….so we’ll call that Batman….but FX had It’s Always Sunny and The Shield and Justified and a few other just gems. So that’s like the Avengers and Ant-Man etc. The Walking Dead? That’s definitely Man of Steel.
Anyway! This is like Showtime. It’s not bad, it’s not stellar, but it’ll do. Or maybe it’s The CW.
So Faith has a bunch of powers from some kind of corporate experiments. I missed all the previous materials, but I gather she broke free from a group that had worked to save the world and she’s kind of laying low and she’s kind of starting up her own thing. It’s funny, it’s weird, she’s pretty good.
One thing I can’t really tell if I like or not is when comic books takes place in world with comic books and movies. Like, obviously, the comic book series is a huge part of Watchmen and it helps to shape how stories are told in that comic, but that was also a self-aware kind of thing too. Self-aware is all the rage, but weirdly, it’s been around since at least Don Quixote. Anyway, there’s two issues that take place at Comic-Con…and I think they work, in the same way capsule episodes of tv shows can work.
I will give this to my students and let them decide how good or not good it is. I mostly enjoyed it and Valiant comics has such a smaller back catalog I can actually be on top of it.
Also, they should just make this show/movie and cast Allison Tolman and call it a day.