For your consideration. A comic book miniseries that presents you, the reader, with the atypical serial killer. A little girl, Hell bent on revenge. But not actually against anyone she kills. Let’s dive headlong… into the comic review of Little Girl.
Little Girl #4
Written by Pat Shand
Illustrated by Olivia Peleaz
Colored by Fran Gamboa with J.C. Ruiz
Letters by Jim Campbell
Published by Devil’s Due
Little Abby May kills, and kills, and kills. Every killing appears to be everyday flawed human beings. Tumbleweeds in life confronted by a toy that tumbles from life to life, looking for vengeance. Curiously, Abby has never met any of the souls she erases from existence.
As much as Abby May does not kill the people she wants an actual resolution from, we are surprised to find that all she wanted was… well that would be spoiling it.
It is told well in four issues, but has two flaws that hurt it. First, the utter contrivance that resolves the story. I won’t spoil it but it doesn’t even fit the foreshadowing. Second, the tired cliche of the failed pastor plus the overdone pseudo Christian cult figure. They’re in SO many horror stories, I wanted just a notch more originality. In defense of Pat Shand, this is not blasphemous or off putting. Just low hanging fruit. It is well written, however, I think it remains a buy.
The art it genre appropriate in that it isn’t over the top brooding, doom and gloom, but more of a serial killer spread out over real life. Peleaz does a good job penciling it and the colorists put the right light on the pages.
Definitely a buy with 3½ stars out of 5.
Look for it at your comic shop or got to devilsdue.net
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.