REVIEW: Glamorella’s Daughter #3
Book Title: Glamorella's Daughter #3
Book Description: Glamorella’s Daughter is back with an action-packed issue #3. Emmett continues to deal with interdimensional portal troubles, Steve makes an unlikely reappearance, Glamorella deals with a potential public image issue, and Comet endures the most terrifying thing of all: a birthday party for one of her bullies. The third installment of this all-ages comic about the neurodiverse daughter of Earth’s greatest defender has it all.
Book Author: Charles J. Martin
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Literati Press
Illustrator: Jerry Bennett
- Interior Art(3)
- Cover Art(2.5)
Glamorella’s Daughter #3 is an interesting all-ages comic that looks at the effects of celebrity on the family of the Earth’s Greatest Defender. The story touches on issues that affect our society in a human way that’s not preachy. The story and art are easy to follow and read with likable characters. And it’s fun.
Charles J Martin does a good job of writing the story in an easy-to-follow format. I wasn’t lost without having read the first two issues. The comic can stand on its own without knowing what happened in the previous issues. It doesn’t feel like it is moving the story forward from an earlier issue, even though I can imagine how the pieces fit. Comet was written well off the bat. I felt her awkwardness from how her dialogue was written. It is easy to see how she doesn’t fit in, and it wasn’t forced.
The art by Jerry Bennett looks like a mix of indie and kid comics style. It doesn’t get in the way of the story and is consistent throughout the book. Some proportions on the kids are off. But nothing that will take you out of the story. Jerry does a great job with the alien creatures. Those panels are some of the most interesting in the whole issue.
The cover art isn’t compelling. I feel if you’re familiar with the series, it may work. But it didn’t draw me in. The style matches what you see inside, but it doesn’t tell a story or necessarily sell me on the comic.
The dialogue works; Comet was written well. Off the bat, I felt her awkwardness from how her dialogue was written. It’s easy to see how she doesn’t fit in, and it wasn’t forced. The best conversation is the scenes with her father. I feel Charles did a great job writing dialogue to give his characters a consistent voice.