Well, actually, if you’ve been reading for any length of time, you know that between my .5’s and .75’s, as well as stuff I don’t think merits it’s own number and all of Danielle’s posts, we’re way over the 100 post mark. And fortunately I got the making a tool of myself out of my system on the last post.
Before I get into the comic review I have on deck, I want to thank you guys for reading. You have no idea how much it means to me to know that people out there read my rants and are entertained by them. So, thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, and thank you for calling me on my bullshit when I say something hugely boneheaded.
Now, for the actual entry part: Comic Review of Handknit Heroes Issues 1 and 2 by Stephanie Bryant, Marc Olivent and Erssie Major(Issue 1)/H.E. Wintermute(Issue 2) . I picked up Handknit Heroes at the Seattle Mariner’s annual Stitch ‘n’ Pitch promotion and met the creators. Stitch ‘n’ Pitch has has various knitting vendors lining one of the terraces of Safeco Field, and as soon as I saw their display, I arrowed over.
The storyline follows Ana and Alex, twins with superpowers, and Ana’s friend Sue. It appears that Ana and Alex were born with their powers, while Sue got hers from talking on her cell phone near a piece of equipment in her Dad’s lab. Once Sue figures out she has super powers, she is all over the superhero thing. Ana is reluctant, but goes along with it because Sue’s her friend. Alex and Ana’s mom also has some sort of superhero vibe going on, in addition to owning a knitting store.
I won’t go any further with the description of the plot, because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I’m really loving it. Besides, it’s a comic that has knitting and hockey in it. What more can you ask for? Oh, yeah, the really awesome knitting patterns in the back of each issue. In each issue, they provide a pattern for something that one or another of the characters wear. In the first issue, it’s Ana’s favorite hooded scarf. That alone might have sold me on it, I have been looking for a good hooded scarf pattern for ages. The second issue has a knit bag pattern.
The art has potential. It’s a very raw style. The colors are good, and fit the overall feel of the story and the art style. The dialog flows well, and the bickering between the siblings in particular feels very real. I can’t wait to get the next issue, and not just for the pattern. I really want to see how things turn out and if the new principal is really as creepy as I suspect.