Happy Tuesday Novas! Thank you for tuning in to my very first Comic Review! My coworkers and I are in a so called “Comic Club” in which we each purchase comics and then let each other read them. We talk about the issue and decide if we want to continue the series or not. Selena was up and she picked a comic that was SO HER! The volume that she bought contained 6 issues of the story (it ends on a cliffhanger!) and I have completed reading it and would like to share my thoughts!
Title: Snotgirl: Green Hair, Don’t Care Vol. 1
Publishing Date: February, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/ Romance/ Fashion/ Comedy
Creators: Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
Publisher: Image Comics Inc.
Lottie Person is a glamourous fashion blogger living her best life- at least that’s what she wants you to think. The truth is, her allergies are out of control, her friends are terrible people, her boyfriend traded her up for someone younger, and she may or may not have killed somebody! It’s the first volume of Snotgirl, and things will never be the same!
I definitely enjoyed the first volume of snotgirl. You’re left trying to put a few pieces together and really, nothing is explained. It’s great becuase it keeps the reader engaged in everything going on and I couldn’t stp turning the pages. Lottie is a well known fashion blogger, but what is her like really like? Sure, she knows about the latest trends and are invited to all of the best parties, but what is life like behind the blog.? It’s like a VH1 Behind the Music Special and I can tell you, her life is nothing like it seems!
The characters in the comic are not really relatable. They are exaggerated versions of what one would think the world of a fashion blogger and their friends would be. Lottie gives nicknames to everyone she meets and these names are representations of how Lottie views the person. You will read names like Normgirl and Cutegirl come up often.
The art is beautiful in my opinion. The bright and vibrant color scheme reflects the modern and trendy personality of the main character, Lottie. The character personalizations are pretty well detailed and I like that each character has their own personal style.
Something hat I think can be improved are the transitions from one scene to the other. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m not fluent in reading comics, but some transitions seemed a little sudden. It was as if there should have been 1 or 2 more panels of dialogue before the next scene started. Also, the comic is marketed towards a specific demographic. The use of emoji’s and socail media language is widely integrated.
As with any review that I write on the blog, I would like to provide my top reasons to “Play” or read the comic and my reasons you might want to “Skip” this series.
- Beautiful color scheme
- Funny Story
- Interesting characters and plot
- Not Interested in the life of a Fashion Blogger
- If you find looking at Snot Disgusting
- Looking for a more action packed story
IGN 9 out of 10
Comic Book Roudup 8.6 out of 10
Thank you for reading my first comic review! What are your thoughts on Colume 1 of Snotgirl? Have you read or heard of this series? What comics are you currently reading? Let’s talk comics and graphic novels!