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6 months after being released as a digital only premier, Red 5‘s Bonnie Lass has been upgraded to print, thanks to a loyal, paying reader base. The first issue of Bonnie Lass will debut in September. If you are excited to get a copy, make sure you ask for a pre-order from your local comic shop using JUL111217.
We are introduced to Bonnie in a rough, old west style saloon, where she’s hard at work swindling an ancient artifact from the ruffian who she is supposed to deliver it to. Brawls and a good ole’ fashioned bad guy (and girl) chase follow. Local law enforcement are outwitted, lots of shots are fired and Bonnie shows off her chops against the big boys. This story starts off fast and doesn’t stop.
Continue reading and we get the story of Bonnie’s family, including her brother, Benjamin Lass, and her infamous swashbuckling father, Cuthbert. Daddy issues abound and although it’s not a fresh idea, it’s an interesting twist of reality in an otherwise goofy, lighthearted adventure. Seems Bonnie, Benjamin and Trick (the doctor?) are hell bent on proving themselves more successful, more dangerous pirates than Cuthbert.
The crew throw themselves in to all sorts of fantastic adventures; fighting other-worldly sea creatures, catapulting over waterfalls and falling into the dastardly schemes of a technologically advanced villain.
Written by Tyler Fluharty and Michael Mayne, art also by Michael Mayne, Bonnie Lass is a fun ride that offers a super cool mix of pirate shenanigans, wild west brawls and modern tech. Graduating to Red 5‘s print line up after only 6 months in digital production is something to be proud of and this story will make a fantastic collection.
The entire mini-series is available now online, through digital comic stores.
Abyss: Family Issues #2, from Red 5 Comics, continues the story of Eric Hoffman, a smart and sarcastic teen, taking over his super villian father’s mass riches, businesses and unfortunately his moniker. Eric struggles to change the reputation of Abyss by righting his father’s wrongs and pushing to build new friendships with super heros his father considered enemies. Although he seems to have made a positive impression on some like Arrow, Schaafte and Quiver, others remain skeptical of his true intentions and abilities to keep up. Issue #2 focuses on Eric discovering family secrets via a masked stranger named Pollack who claims to have inside information on Eric’s parents and on some hugely dangerous, sought after weapon Eric’s father kept hidden.
Without giving too much away, let’s say Eric quickly learns why Mr Magic has been particularly critical of him and he finds himself more determined than ever to change that. Again, the art work by Alfonso Ruiz is gorgeous, colorful and textured. This story is full of interesting characters who have yet to become boring. The real star in these comics is it’s sense of humor. It has a great one and laughs at it’s own super hero status quite often.
This series has been a blast so far, funny and clever, wonderfully drawn and always leaving some mystery that brings the reader back for more. If you haven’t already, go back and read the Abyss trade paperback that came before Family Issues, it’s just as much fun and is a great backdrop for what’s to come. I definitely look forward to more Abyss: Family Issues and highly recommend buying these from your local comic book shop.