Review – Plume #1
K. Lynn Smith‘s hit web comic, Plume, captures the Wild West feel and turns it on its head with the magic and adventure the likes of Indiana Jones. The reinvigorated Devil’s Due Entertainment has taken the comic and packaged it to hit shelves this week.
There’s a lot I like about the comic. I’ll admit the story seems a bit thin, but as a first issue, it’s still solid. We start off on an adventure then flashback to Vesper’s life and how she met Corrick. That’s about it for this first issue. It’s very much an origin tale, but no direction as to where the story is going. That’s not necessarily bad for a story arc, but as a first issue, something just felt missing to me.
What stands out most though is K. Lynn Smith’s art. I love it, with this great feel like you’d see in an animated film. Something about it just really appealed to me. Also is what seems like an entertaining female protagonist. As a lead Vesper seems to be entertaining and strong, not the stereotypical female comic character, another solid thing about the series.
As a first issue goes, I was hoping for a bit more, but I think the overall sum will add up to be greater than it’s parts. So, the series has me intrigued, looking forward to see what we can expect when the second issue rolls around. My gut says this will be a series that starts off slow, but pays off once it gets rolling.
Story and Art: K. Lynn Smith
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
Devil’s Due Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review