Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The New Amazons from Kult Creations
Kult Creations are an independent comics publisher who have been around a few years now, with titles such as Savage: Jungle Princess, The Sixpenny Murder, and The Clock Strikes. Their latest offering is a preview special of The New Amazons, an all-female superhero team.
Written by John Short and illustrated by Gabrielle Noble, The New Amazons is a 20 page full colour comic featuring an adventure of the super team versus Russian assassins in jet packs. As with Savage:Jungle Princess, it features wisecracking women in skimpy outfits, and is all a bit of light-hearted fun. One thing that struck me about the art though is that all the women have pretty much the same body shape and similar facial features. Octobriana (a classic character in the public domain) has a slightly different face, in keeping with her established look, but it would have been nice to have seen a bit more variety amongst the characters.
That said, The New Amazons is good fun, and if you enjoyed Kult Creation's other comics you'll certainly enjoy this one. It serves as a prelude to the graphic novel that Short and Noble are currently working on, - The New Amazons: Costume Drama, and the story in this preview won't appear in the book.
You can order a copy of the comic (and the company's other titles) from the Kult Creations blog here: http://kultcreations.blogspot.co.uk/