By Dustin Cabeal
There is so much potential to Mi Sweetheart. The first few pages gave me flashes of Sexcastle, but that quickly faded when the story got going. It starts off clever enough with a hit team being sent to take out an impossible target. The main character of our story is a woman with incredible abilities, but she’s gone “rogue,” so they’ve been sent to kill her. Instead of doing that they drug the driver and leave the country. Then we spend time with the main character and the story trails off from there.
The twist of this extreme badass being a woman is nice. So often it’s a grizzled old dude and blah, blah, blah. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for this formula so even if it’s an old dude I’ll read it, but having it be a woman is a good fit for this story. There are some humorous parts, but they ended up being far and few in-between. Not that there wasn’t a lot of effort on the jokes, but they never hit the mark for me. More than a few were typical action tropes, but without anything new added to them. It was the equivalent of a “remember this” joke. The joke itself isn’t funny, but rather the thing it’s making you recall.
The art also started off on a good foot. It too reminded me of another comic, but I’ve already named dropped once in this review, so I’ll pass on a second. While it started off good, it too became disappointing when the main character was introduced. The level of detail and design for the main character is disappointing compared to every other character in the issue. The action, when the story finally gets to it, is also a bit choppy. There’s no flow to it, and it quickly became the weakest aspect of the comic.
Overall, Mi Sweetheart #1 is worth reading once, but it’s not particularly great at anything it’s doing. It has a wonderful formula that it’s following, but the content and humor just isn’t quite there yet. I would be curious to see if it improves in future issues, but if it didn’t, it would be more disappointing.
Mi Sweetheart #1
Writer: Sam Head
Artist: Rachel Nutkins