By Garrett Hanneken
Based on the cover and the title of She Could Fly, I was under the impression that this comic would be another superhero tale involving a new heroine. I have never been so wrong.
She Could Fly is a unique, psychological and dark tale of a high school teen. I don’t want to say too much about this comic because part of the fun is flipping the page and soaking in what lies before your eyes. Just know that this is not another superhero story.
First, I wanted to point out the artwork for this title. Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream Man) is proving to be a great and fitting choice for a story like this. Based on his work in Ice Cream Man, he has a way of drawing panels that come out of nowhere and leave a sense of dread with the reader. However, this dread is also tantalizing since you want to study every detail within the page. All in all, Morazzo’s art is a sudden and repulsive piece of work that is also amusing to look at. I mean this as a well-deserved compliment.
As for the story itself, She Could Fly is not only a harrowing tale about a teenage girl but one on a grander scale involving a conspiracy. I would say the former offers a distinct and frightful story that allows the reader to connect with the main character while the latter brings a sense of mystery that grabs the reader to come back for answers. Both sides of this comic are well executed in providing an unusual story.
If I could find anything negative to say about this comic, it might be that it could come off as a little odd to people. However, that is hard for me to say since I loved all of its strange panels and graphic images. If anything, this is a positive for the comic, but, like I said, some may find its quirkiness to be too eccentric.
All things considered, this comic has grabbed my attention and will hopefully grab yours. If you are looking for something that stands out among the plethora of titles coming out then I suggest you check out She Could Fly. To sum it up, it is a peculiar story about an even more peculiar girl.
She Could Fly #1
Dark Horse Comics