If you want a quick primer on roller derby, and a little bit of my opinion on derby in the entertainment world, go back and read my review of Slam #1-3. As an added bonus, you’ll find out my opinion on the first three issues of this title, and the plot coming into issue #4.
So it’s issue #4 of Slam, and it’s bout night as the Pushy Riots take on the Meteor Fights! Things start out with a television interview that walks the viewer through the rules and how-tos of banked track roller derby.
As the teams get ready and warm up, CanCan and Knockout lament over their flagging friendship. The issue closes when the two finally go head to head on the track and an errant hit sends CanCan crashing to the ground.
Veronica Fish’s art continues to be wonderful, and Brittany Peer’s colours are vibrant and exciting. The story being woven by Pamela Ribon has a deep and authentic feeling, and it’s not like anything else out there. (Bonus points for the subtle cameo by Knockout’s parents.)
Slam! is something wonderfully unique, and keeps getting better. Even if you don’t know roller derby, it’s worth picking up. This gets a solid 4.5 out of 5.