I have to say… I
had a rough time reviewing this title. I read it in the afternoon
and decided to jump into my review that night. Well, I didn't get a
chance to do that. I had to wait until the following day to type
something up. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember too much about the
book. The dialogue and story just didn't stick with me. So I had
to read it again.
A second pass did
not endear me to the title.
Issue 3 picks up
where the previous issue left off - Monet, the villain of the piece,
uses ancient technology to raise a Leviathan from the ocean.
Monet’s soldiers hold Bonnie Lass and her crew captive on her pirate
What follows next
is a long fight sequence filled with exposition as the Leviathan
watches on. Monet makes quick work of Bonnie and her crew (thanks
to the use of his ancient tech) until the tide is turned by random
gunfire. As the Leviathan exits into the ocean depths, Bonnie
regains control of her ship and follows the beast into the ether -
Determined to take the monster out.
There is a lot of
dialogue and plot that takes place during the fight scenes. I found
it a bit unbelievable that so much could be said during a punch.
Yes. I know in the world of comics, you have to give a little
leeway for character snark and commentary during a battle. But with
Bonnie Lass, I found it going too much over the top. It became
Michael Mayne's art
seems Manga inspired, especially the fight scenes. It's very
reminiscent of early Adam Warren work. It's clean with only a few
moments where panel flow is lost in translation and I had to ask,
"What just happened?"
Like movies and
television, there's a lot of hard work that goes into the
development and creation of a comic. So I appreciate the effort
Mayne and Fluharty put into the title. However, I really can't
recommend this issue unless you're a devoted Bonnie Lass fan.