When Joe got his hands on Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess Book 1 for his preview review he was impressed, calling the characters “fierce and determined to set out and complete the quest at hand.” Are they? Well I guess we’ll see, issue #5 follows after the trade and brings us right back to our Pirate Princess, her crew, and their mission of revenge!
Jeremy Whitley is the type of writer you wish was given a shot at every series. He writes believable, interesting, three-dimensional characters. He gives them beautiful, intricate worlds to live in, and countless obstacles to over come. What more could you ask for? My only tiny problem is that this is a “ship in a bottle” issue, as they put it. Lot’s of dialogue, lots of character interaction. Really good stuff mind you, but I just wish there had been a touch of action somewhere along the way.
Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt do a great job of keeping the myriad of characters unique and recognizable. It’s a sizable cast and they’re all aboard a fairly small ship. The paneling and layouts give solid reading experience that could have easily come off muddled and confusing in another artists hands.
I’ve followed the Princeless series since it’s inception and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you have tween or teen girls looking for some solid stories where they can live vicariously through heroes just like them this series is a must. And if you just happen to be a comic fan looking for a new type of book to sink your teeth into this series fits that bill as well.
The continuing adventures of Raven, The Pirate Princess #5 gets a four and a half out of five stars. Find it in your local comic shop February 3rd 2016.
PRINCELESS: RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS # 5
Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
Cover Artist(s): Rosy Higgins, Ted Brandt
32 pgs. / Rated. E / FC $3.99 (reg)
Raven and her new crew have set sail and set their sights on revenge. But when the idea of adventure meets up with the reality of a crew full of relative strangers living in close quarters, will the crew pull each other apart before their first real mission?