Topic: Comic Books - New
Continuing my blogs on comics that I have recently received for review and that I want to blog about here... is another one from Bluewater Comics! This company seems to be having many new series coming out, of which several are of interest to me as a reader!
This title is a series of one shot publications on famous females who have made a difference in many peoples' lives during the years, or who are about to do so.
Princess Diana was one who definitely did. Yes, my ex-wife and I were two of those crazy Americans that watched Lady Diana and Prince Charles get married all those many years ago, even with the 8 hours of time zone difference at the time!
To me, Lady Diana was a fresh face to the Royal Family. And not saying that in a mean way, as when I was an avid stamp collector, Queen Elizabeth stamps from the UK were some of most prized stamps in my collection.
It's just that Lady Diana was more than a Princess. She was a Public Figure that the UK shared with the world. Americans basically loved her, no matter what happened in her life. She was a philanthropist who knew when to stop long enough to also be a parent to her two boys.
So yes, even though she first hit the international scene in the early 1980's with a storybook wedding, and ended up later with a tabloid breakup; she was admirable icon to not only England, but the world itself.
So when I first saw this comic book, with a cover by Vinnie Tartamella, it went near the top of my 'to read list'.
This comic book when opened and read, is not some tabloid sensationalism about Princess Diana, but instead a well written and illustrated story.
Chris Arrant portrayed her in the story as well as I've seen in text magazines and books. Andrew Yerrakadu's illustrations were 'royal' in catching Princess Diana in her looks. You knew when looking at the pictures that this is what Diana looked like during the years the comic covers. Kirsty Swan as the colorist chose the right colors to convey the storyline... it was Not 'Yellow Journalism' with gaudy colors. Kirsty's coloring blended well with the illustrations. Jaymes Reed's lettering was a little different for me at first, (the style is considered 'newspapery'), but the boxes and rectangles that the narrator's words were placed in fit well after I was a few pages into the storyline.
So in summary, when first looking at this publication with the great cover, I was already predisposed to either like it or hate because I enjoyed the subject matter. What this comic book team did was a very good job in portraying Princess Diana, without any of the tabloid or sensationalism that unfortunately was too much of her public life near the end of her life. This was a good read and also something to bag and board and save to re-read in the future.
This issue's cover price was $3.99, well worth the price for this stand alone issue #1 in the series of Female Force.
For more info on the Female Force series with previous and upcoming issues, please see the Bluewater Comics web site at: http://www.Bluewaterprod.com
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