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I finally got a chance to read the first two issues of Jupiter Jet, a new comic by
The action opening was an enjoyable change from other comics (or stories) that spend the first few issues spending forever going over the hero’s origin.
The comic is also filled with early 1900s to mid-1900s science fiction gadgets, such as the ray gun and the mysterious power source that everyone wants to get their hands on.
Each issue isn’t long but doesn’t feel short either. I felt that each issue was worth the money and the wait. It came with plenty of emotional ups and downs but didn’t drag. Also the downs didn’t feel like hopeless-end-of-the-world downs. Even though I felt for the characters, I could still sense their hope and optimism.
Finally, the comic comes with moments of humor. Some out in front, such as Jacky’s tall-tale of her latest adventure or Jacky face-planting while trying to change in an alley, while some are more hidden, such as Chuck’s cat mirroring Chuck’s expressions. These moments of humor also didn’t distract from the story or make it “too goofy.”
The series definitely seems to be aiming for children (not to mention the child in all of us, I mean come on! It has ray guns and jet packs!) with its comedy and style, so it is a good choice for those who want to have a comic they can share with anyone. Plus, the price is pretty reasonable.
I have to give this series, so far, a high recommendation. Anyone that can operate (mostly) a jet pack while wearing a poofy dress (as seen in issue #1 when Jacky thought her brother was in danger) has my vote.
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