Punchline: Free Comic Book Day Edition

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Punchline, It is different than your usual Superhero Comic you would read from DC or Marvel; in this comic, we meet two women; one was a cloaked supernatural-powered representative of a superhuman group entrusted with protecting all Mankind. But then she is forced to retire, then there is Jessie, a woman who was escaping the trouble at home when their paths meet, Jessie agrees to take her place as a costumed heroine. Mel becomes a mentor to the new cape in town as Jessie joyously engages the role of heroine, meeting the other super-types in the big city of Seaholm and beyond. At the Bell County Comic-Con, I met the team behind this Book. The Review begins now!


It may be different than most Superhero books as I have mentioned before, but it also pays homage to ones before it’s time. For example, Mel wounded and looking for a replacement (well, maybe not a replacement willingly but still!) To the Silver Age Green Lantern story where a dying Abin-Sur meets Hal Jordan, becoming the new Green Lantern. Bill Williams does a great job in balancing the serious tone of Mel’s situation with Jessie’s depression and good humor in preparing Jessie for her new Super-Powered life. With Bill’s writing comes the artistic team of Matthew Weldon (Penciler), Neeraj Menon and Tiago Barsa (colorists) and Thom Zahler (Letterer) helping bring this tale to life. Weldon’s Pencil work is smooth, capturing emotional expressions perfectly while Neeraj Menon and Tiago’s color help’s liven up the page and overall aspect of Mel’s Supernatural power.

Final Grade:

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

A good book to help introduce new readers to Super Hero Comics, while capturing the Nostalgic tones for Older Readers.

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