Damsels #7 Review

Will our heroes find some way to get back to their happy endings?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Dynamite:

From the tales of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Snow White comes Damsels!

While the Villeneuve army battle the fairy forces, Rapa, Talia, Red and Heinrich arrive at the Great Oak in the heart of the Enchanted Forest. They are welcomed by King Oberon, who it seems has been expecting them. Fresh from their battle with the Dryads, the Queens Rapunzel and Talia reach the Kingdom of Villeneuve at last. There they and Queen Belle can finally seal their magical compact and begin their reign of dark sorcery.

When it comes to a world populated by classic fairy tale characters that are under the oppression of three vile witches and the seeds of intolerance, fanboys and fangirls are left with this book.  And to the creative team’s credit what they deliver in this outing keeps the core strengths of this series flowing along quite swiftly as several characters face some uncomfortable revelations.

Leah Moore and John Reppion continue to spin their yarn that bridges sagas while bringing forth the full scope of their own burgeoning narrative.  This birth of this franchise has not always been a smooth one but at this point the authors have become seasoned enough to deliver something that truly sticks.  And in this latest script the action and suspense is certainly there but there are far too many moments that are hampered by unnecessarily corny dialogue that takes away from an otherwise quality effort.

The art by Aneke is another brilliant set of pencil strokes that are sure to immerse the audience is a dynamic world of magic.  The unique visualizations do just enough to thoroughly realize every single tangent while still allowing enough room for this continuing jaunt to breath.  The visceral presentation is kinetic and intricate as it fights off a few minor missteps here and there.

Damsels #7 is a potent example of good storytelling as this creative team does just enough to warrant your time and attention.  Recommended.

3.5/5

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