What do girls want to see in their comic books? 11-year old “Haileyscomic” is a girl who has recently started getting into comics and is helping us answer that question. This summer, HC is updating Pink Raygun on what she’s buying, what she likes and what she doesn’t like. This week HC picked up an issue of A Boy and His Shadow and an issue of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A Boy and His Shadow Part 3
A shadow is just something that is there, there is no use for it. Really, shadows are something we could all live without. Well, this comic book has taken that and twisted it backwards. In fact, if it weren’t for shadows, A Boy and his Shadow would be downright. . . boring.
This comic book is completely original. Instead of being about someone with weird supernatural-powers, its about a boy who’s shadow gets him into trouble. The art style of this series communicates well without any dark or confusing colors to back that up. The plot left me wanting more – it was mysterious and unexplained, but not so much that it was impossible to know what was going on.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home Part IV #4 June 2007
I could tell that ‘Buffy’ was based on a TV show because it was written in the style of many action/adventure movies. I mean that it would get to an exciting part and then switch to something new and then there would another exciting thing and it would switch again. This is something that I like in some movies, but in comic books it can be pretty confusing.
One thing that I’ve never liked in comic books is that even when a girl is doing something that people find unusual (like slaying a vampire) they are still all prissy and showy. I think this series captures that feature, too.
About Haileyscomic: I am a girl but I’m not obsessed with how I look or what’s in style or anything like that. I am also not trying to be just like a boy. I like action-adventure, but not fantasy and magic.