Review: Molly Danger Book One
Molly Danger is the story of the world’s most powerful ten-year-old girl. A seemingly immortal, superstrong hero, Molly has protected the city of Coopersville for the last twenty years. Kept in constant isolation and watched closely by D.A.R.T. (The Danger Action Response Team), an organization created to assist in her heroic deeds and monitor her movements, Molly battles the Supermechs. Molly longs for a real life with a real family. Her life changes when D.A.R.T. recruits a new pilot, Austin Briggs. Briggs has his own motivations for joining the team; newly remarried, Austin is having trouble forming a relationship with his new stepson, Brian. Austin wants to use his connections to impress Brian, an avid Molly Danger fan. However, things change when Molly and Brian form a friendship of their own. She believes she’s an alien whose family died when their ship crash-landed on Earth and before the atmosphere could fully alter them. She also believes that she’s alone, the last of her kind. Everything she believes is wrong.
Molly Danger: Book One: Mighty is the beginning of a fantastic all ages series that features a strong female protagonist and a story that’s fun for both kids and adults. When I first saw this series posted to Kickstarter by creator Jamal Igle, it took me all of a few seconds to pledge to support it. Not only did the initial art shown look great, by Igle’s pitch was exactly the type of comic we should be seeing more of.
Having read it, I can say the comic has it all and sets up what I fully expect to be a fantastic franchise. The comic nails it in the excitement and fun, but still in the center of it all is heart. And that’s part of what’s so much fun and what’s solid about the comic. It’s a comic and story about family that you can share with yours without shame or worry. For as much action there is, there’s equal amounts of quiet moments where Molly isn’t a super hero, but just an ordinary girl. The comic excites and pulls at your heart-strings.
While the main character is a girl, the comic is perfect for boys and girls with action and excitement that appeals to all. The character and first volume is so much fun I can’t recommend it enough. it’s an absolute must buy, and then share it after you’re done reading it.
Story: Jamal Igle Art: Jamal Igle
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy