Review: Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra TPB


An elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself—and the world—from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions! Collects Zodiac Starforce #1–#4.

Zodiac Starforce is a brand-new creator-owned series from Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau for fans of Sailor Moon, Buffy, and Lumberjanes!

Honestly, when this series first came out I was intrigued but, ignored it until the trade paperback was released. Which for sake of the read was smart, despite all the humor, action, and drama that is contained within the series. While I think a good chunk of what Dark Horse publishes is darker, this series is much more light-hearted and for a broader age of ranges. This is easily a must have for fans of Sailor Moon, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m curious to see if Dark Horse will continue this series, or not, but hoping we’ll see more of it.

I love the interchange of colors between the characters normal lives, and their Zodiac lives. While each page is spectrum of colors, I will admit scenes where the Zodiac Starforce is in Astra’s world are a sight to see. Even the Shadow dimension is filled with a great amount of contrast. It’s a great compliment and reflects the series well.

Story: Kevin Panetta Art: Paulina Ganucheau
Story: 9 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review