Review: Jade Street Protection Services #1
In this new series that mashes The Breakfast Club with Sailor Moon, Kai, Saba, Noemi, Divya, and Emma are (bad) students at Matsdotter Academy, an elite private school for magical girls. When they all meet for the first time in a totally unfair detention, these punk rock witch delinquents cut class and discover the fates Matsdotter has in store for them are even more sinister than they suspected. With JSPS, the creative team of writer Katy Rex, penciler/inker Fabian Lelay, colorist Mara Jayne Carpenter, and series cover artists Annie Wu and Kiki Jenkins channel Black Mask‘s edgy, subversive sensibility into a whip-smart adventure for delinquents young and old.
One thing you can almost guarantee from Black Mask Studios is their writers are creative and know how to create an original story. Jade Street Protection Services is no exception to that. The comic is a sort of clash of Harry Potter, Sailor Moon, and The Breakfast Club and should appeal to folks looking for a comic that falls into that realm. The comci manages to balance humor, action, and of course teenage drama.
The art seems to take a mix of things from both Eastern manga, and Western Comics. The text conversation bubbles above each characters’ head is funny and a smart choice. It’s something different that makes the comic stand out. It helps show some of the characters’ interaction between themselves allowing us readers to get to know them more.
Story: Katy Rex Art: Fabian Lelay
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy
Black Mask Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review