is one choice piece of comic work! The
characters, the writing, and the colors are all so fantastic! From the moment this one opens I was
hooked! The first line on the first page
has me won over immediately. This is
going to be stellar when we get more, and I already want more!
We are from
the very first page thrust into the life of Jonesy. I hear you! You’re saying, “Who the heck is
Jonesy? Why do I care?” And that is when
I will calmly tell you to leave my house before I call the police because I
don’t know you. But that is of course
after I freak out over how badass and cool Jonesy is!
I am in
love with this one you guys. It is a
high school adventure for the ages when Jonesy and her SECRET ANIME POWERS have
to find out how to live in every day life.
Especially on Valentine’s Day when the popular girls are somehow meaner
than most character trope popular girls!
And this is an important point to make.
The writing of the teenage cruelty is all very grounded and true. It feels cruel. I believe it, but it isn’t something that is
dramatically over the top. It feels like
day-to-day mean kid cruelty.
And Jonesy hates Valentine’s Day for completely different reasons before
the mean girls get their introduction.
But I have
already read it and have no intention of spoiling the whole thing! This lovely new piece of brightly colored
brilliance is out from BOOM! With an
art-style like the modern classic Scott
Pilgrim and a color scheme as energetic as Bravest Warriors and Lumberjanes
combined, Jonesy is a book we should all buy right now.
That way we
can say we read it before it was cool, because this one is going to be popular
for all the right reasons.
Matthew Burbridge is a
Digital Editor at ComiXology and he can’t think of a more outrageous scenario
than saying “Bloody Mary” into a mirror three times and having Worf from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” jump
out from behind the shower curtain and begin the Klingon ritual known as “The