Robots versus Princesses: Is that really fair?
Written by Todd Matthy
Illustrated by Nicolas Chapuis
Lettered by Sean Rinehart
Cover by Nicolas Chapuis
Published by Dynamite
Zara is a Princess… a princess in trouble that is! She is due to attend a recital with her sisters Penelope, Clarisse and Artelia. All highly accomplished Princesses Her sisters already have decided what to perform about. But Zara wants to move away from the “boring” songs everyone knows. Or the animals they all know.
She believes the Forbidden Woods holds dragons and wants to set forth to bring back a baby for the recital. All goes well until she runs into Wheeler, who isn’t what you’d call, an everyday dragon…
This is an absolute great start to a series of comics! It’s something so unexpected that you’ll never thought it could work until you see it on paper. The Princesses side of the story has a sweet Disney like feel to it whereas the Robots side feels more like transformers to me. And it works, it meshes well together. I am eager to discover the rest of the story. I have a feeling it won’t be as easy as Zara and Wheeler have in mind, not if her sisters or the other robots have something to say about it!
The art is really divided to suit the story and it really brings forth the individual qualities of both realms if you were. The colors are bright and vivid. And I really love the change in the lettering when the robots are talking.
This is definitely a story that should appeal to girls and boys alike as it keeps both in mind with the gentle imagery for Zara and the big and bolder images for Wheeler. It would really lend itself well to a cartoon series.
I really enjoy this comic and I must say I am impatiently waiting for the next one to come along. I am just so curious to see if they can pull it off.