Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses is a supernatural fantasy style comic centering around a rather rough and tumble woman named Lave Faraday. Working with the local police for past crimes she finds herself first in a zombie summoning gone awry, then as a legal guardian for a young boy named Jake D`Crux who seems to suffer from some sort of trauma. Either way, it looks like this is gonna be a difficult assignment for Lave.
I love these kinds of comics, where the magical and crazy are just part of every day modern life. Of course, this particular comic has a plot point centering around a character who is for all intents and purposes a criminal. What sort of crimes she’s committed have been somewhat ben answered in an FAQ page later on, but we don’t really have much insight into her past. So while the story builds up we are given plenty of questions that hook you in and keep you reading if only to have them answered. Personally, I would be reading regardless, but the added mystery is just icing on the cake to me.
The story as a whole is so good and just downright fascinating to read. I always have fun seeing different interpretations of magic and how things are done. As of right now, it has been mostly character building with little drips of lore throughout the comic. I would like to see more lore, but I think it’s perfect as is for the moment.
The art is fairly well done in the first pages but really gets into its stride after the first chapter. You can tell that where some of the action seems stiff, or when the panel set up is a tad clunky starting out, later on, things just flow so smoothly and the action is much more dynamic and fluid.
All in all, It’s a fun story filled with magic, bloody violence, and a kid who needs to stop running off and stick with his guardian. If you like these kinds of comics I highly recommend giving Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses a read.
And, as always, I hope you enjoy as much as I do.
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