Book Title: Glamorella’s Daughter Chapter Two: A Girl Named Comet
Book Description: A scientist gets grabbed by a mysterious alien and dragged through an experimental portal to Glamorella’s homeworld, but Glamorella seems more concerned about making sure Comet fits in at a popular kid’s birthday party.
Book Author: Charles J. Smith
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Literati Press
Illustrator: Jerry Bennet
I’m glad I got to review this second issue of Glamorella because it addresses a lot of the problems I had with the first issue. This issue dives deeper into the mysterious portal that brought Glamorella to Earth and shows us one of the (many) worlds beyond it. This issue also reveals an antagonistic force beyond the portal looking for Glamorella and that it might just be one of several that could attack earth.
The writing team behind this book has done a great job raising the stakes while not sacrificing the family drama that is so important to the story. We see Comet go from getting bullied at school for being a nerd and then using her brain to save her dad and his team of scientists when she joins him at work. It’s clear that Comet is much closer with her father Emmett than her mother Glamorella despite what the title may suggest. Emmett is not only a bookish bespectacled scientist and also seems much more willing to try to understand Comet and show patience with her. Glamorella herself actually doesn’t appear much in this issue and when she does she literally ignores everything Comet says to her.
The Art in this book is still well done. The colors are vibrant and eye-catching and the lineart works whether the page is showing a lunchroom conversation or a monster attacking a lab. I do have to note that sometimes the perspective can be weird and Comet’s head seems too big (especially on the cover) but this isn’t a big dealbreaker. Many of the panels in this book have beautifully detailed backgrounds whether it be Comet browsing through the library or a castle-town on an alien world.
ICD recently announced the team behind Glammorella’s Daughter is kickstarting issue three. I supported the Kickstarter and I would urge other readers to do so as well. I stand by all of the criticisms I made of issue one (and think this issue would’ve been a better issue one with a few tweaks), but I can tell that Bennet, Smith, and Williams are putting their hearts into this book and I think that they’ve made great improvements with this issue.
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