Skip to main content

REVIEW: 'Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess' #6 by Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins, and William Blankenship


★★★★☆ (4/5)

Raven and her all-woman crew survive each other long enough on their sea voyage to make a stop at a hidden seaport.  A port that was established with the help from Raven's great, great, great grandmother. A great place to replenish supplies and gather some information about her brothers. At least, that was the intent.

The large ensemble starts to take shape as the crew is divided into groups before hitting the village. Team Raven heads out looking for a lead, Team Ximena helps Jayla acquire all that she needs from an apothecary, Team Katie for other supplies, and Team Sunshine stays behind on the ship to train the newbies how to be pirates. Lesson number one: the art of pick-pocketing. 

An amusing set of situations occurs with each group; a frustrated shopkeeper assumes something stereotypical, rude elderly ladies are rude, the many forms of rope are explained, and shady information merchants sound like they're making it up. Whitley juggles this large cast of characters with great pacing and giving each group a chance to contribute to the issue. What ties them together comes across at the end with a cliffhanger that affects all of them. 

Rosy Higgins continues to do great work in character designs providing plenty of expressions, eye-rolling, head-shaking, incredulous looks, you name it, it's all in issue fifteen. William Blankenship keeps the earthy tones while on the island, plenty of browns, purples and some greens. It's the signature look of 'Raven' you'd come to expect. 

'Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess' #6 feels less restrained on the island than while at sea. The various characters get to have something more to do before things went awry. The crew's personalities have started to get fleshed out leading to some amusing scenes. It all works to build up to the ending that should make the next issue a lot more exciting. 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DC Comics March Movie Poster Variant Covers are Fantastic

DC Comics may have outdone themselves with their running themed variant covers for the month of March 2015. After some fun and gorgeous variants in 2014 like Darwin Cooke (December), LEGO (November), and Bombshells (June) to name a few DC Comics is continuing to bring some creative covers in 2015. January will feature Flash throughout the company line in celebration of his 75th Anniversary, February will bring everyone’s favorite wild card, Harley Quinn, on DC covers, and perhaps the best mash-ups of comics and famous movie posters will arrive in March.

WONDER WOMAN OF THE DAY: Fitness Model Gia Macool Embodies the Amazon Princess

The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume. 

For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …

PREVIEW: 'Red Sonja Vol. 4' #20 by Amy Chu, Erik Burnham, Carlos Gomez, and Vincenzo Federici

As the castle prepares for the Feast of the Deities, Sonja and her friends reluctantly take on the job of event security for the owner, the shifty Rusa Sandak, while Sonja attempts to solve the mystery of the missing Lord Skath... at the local tavern.


Red Sonja Vol. 4 #20
writers: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham  |  artist: Carlos Gomez, Vincenzo Federici covers: Babs Tarr (A), Tula Lotay (B), John Royle (C),               J. Bone (D), Cosplay Cover (E)               Babs Tarr (RI-B/W), Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin),               John Royle (RI-B/W)
FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+ 










PREVIEW: 'Barbarella' #9 by Mike Carey and Kenan Yarar

Barbarella has been lied to. Worse, she’s been weaponized, and someone’s going to answer for that, for sure. (Well, assuming she survives the judgment of the Esseverine sun-giants, and an armada of a thousand ships...)


Barbarella #9
writer: Mike Carey  |  artist: Kenan Yarar covers: Dave Bullock (A), Scott Chantler (B),               Eoin Marron (C), Anthony Marques (D),               Kenan Yarar (E-Sub)               Eoin Marron (RI-B/W), Scott Chantler (RI-Virgin)               Dave Bullock (RI-B/W)
FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+ 










PREVIEW: 'Barbarella' #7 by Mike Carey and Kenan Yarar

Barbarella is lost in a maze of Radically Unstable Space-Time, with Pulver Glain, his boys, and his smarter-than-smart gun Sally-Anne hot on her trail. But what’s at the heart of the maze is a threat - and a miracle - that none of them are ready for.


Barbarella #7

writer: Mike Carey  |  artist: Kenan Yarar
covers: Butcher Billy (A), Hayden Sherman (B),
              Daniel HDR (C), Giovanni Timpano (D),
              Kenan Yarar (E-Sub)
              Butcher Billy (RI-B/W), Daniel HDR (RI-B/W)
              Giovanni Timpano (RI-Virgin)

In Stores 06/20/2018

FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |  Mature