Snotgirl #4 – Review
Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Art by Leslie Hung
Published by Image Comics
When I first saw Snotgirl I thought I was getting ready to read a title about a poorly named Super-heroine with really crappy powers. But instead what I got was a very pleasant and thrilling surprise. As I thumbed through the pages I immediately thought of similar types of Romance comics that’s graced store shelves over time like Love & Rockets and my personal favorite Strangers in Paradise. Snotgirl has what it takes to be on par with them. If you’re the kind of fanboy/girl that would rather see your favorite mightiest hero miraculously save the world from peril instead of Millennials whine about first world problems this may not be the book for you but if something totally out of left field is what you crave then don’t pass this one up!
In issue four the dust begins to settle after Super popular fashion blogger with weird allergies Lottie Person pushes Charlene her former intern in the pool after see her with her ex in and in her dress not to mention seeing her new bff Caroline alive and well because the last time Lottie saw her she was laying on the floor in a bar bathroom in a pool of blood or was she? As the two lovely ladies catch up Caroline reveals that she’s been following Lottie’s career for sometime now and there seems to be a real interest growing between them. Meanwhile her new doctor is prescribing Lottie a new strange and very potent medication for her allergies and between us I’m very suspicious of that doctor he seems very shady. This issue ends on a cliffhanger with the dapper Detective Cho (who’s quite a mystery in his own right) shows up at Lottie’s apartment for what begins as a friendly yet really awkward conversation but ends up putting Lottie in a really tight spot when he returns to her the pills that she dropped in the bathroom on that fateful night covered in blood.
With Snotgirl’s edgy writing by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Vibrant art by Leslie Hung it successfully makes the world of a fashion blogger very racy and interesting. And with more plot twists and turns than a Formula 1 race track Snotgirl gives the romance comic genre a much needed shot in the arm. I highly recommend this title.