by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Bandette #2 is taking us on a lighthearted, mischievous adventure of a young lady who uses crime to fight crime. This new series from Monkey Brain Comics is exciting and brilliant. As I said, it is a lighthearted read on the surface, but beneath is bubble some dark plots.
Bandette is an interesting character with an obsession with crime. She likes to rob people, but has turned her love of thieving to help (?) the police catch criminals. She also deploys a group of “friends” to cause delays and help her make escapes. The concept of the comic is really fun. But as I got to the end of the issue I found that it may not be as fun as I thought, as a fiendish coup starts to unravel itself.
Paul Tobin is a quality writer. He made sure we knew what kind of person Bandette was right from the start. She’s bubbly and completely full of herself. Besides her, though, the other characters also have that familiar quirkiness. The entire comic felt like something I should recognize, but like nothing I have ever read.
Collen Cloover branded this series with a unique water-color feel. Everything looks great and portrays the chipper mood of the comic. And when it was time for the mood to change, she showed she can roll with the punches. A very unique looking comic that looks like it could be for kids, but will prove to be otherwise.
Overall I did enjoy reading Bandette #2. It was uplifting and made its own identity. It’s nothing like comic series these days. Over serious, full on themselves, dark and gloomy. But Bandette is none of those things. I can’t say that Bandette is really my cup of tea as far as reading goes, but it was a really good read nonetheless.
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