Written by: Stuart Moore
Pencils by: June Brigman
Inks by: Roy Richardson
Colors by: Veronica Gandini
Lettering by: Richard Starkings and Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt
Captain Ginger is about a spaceship full of highly evolved felines, who inherit the ship after all human life has been eradicated. Think Star Trek meets Planet of the Apes…but with cats!
First off I can say that it is clear that the writer Stuart Moore is a cat person, there are countless references to the behavioral characteristics of cats, that only a cat owner will pick up on and appreciate. That being said, Moores writing is clever and concise, but I wish there was a bit more character development in the first few pages. I am a fan of science fiction stories like this usually but it was a bit hard to follow what exactly was going on in the beginning. We see a battle scene where some of the techno lingo being used went over my head, but this is a problem with a lot of science fiction. Where certain terms are mentioned but there is no explanation of what these terms mean or even what they are.
Furthermore, towards the end of the book, there is great character development that does explain a few of the choices made in the first half. Our main character also has a bit of an internal struggle that I really related to and made me intrigued to see where the story goes in the future.
The artwork in this book is fantastic! Brigman’s pencils capture what evolved anthropomorphic cats would look like and the background designs are dynamic. Richardson’s inks are smooth and accentuate the art perfectly. The colors by Gandini are vibrant and breathe life into the story as well. Which is nice to see in a space story.
Overall I am intrigued to see where this story goes. It is Fun and Energetic! I will be picking up issue 2 when it comes to my local shop!
4 stars out of 5
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