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Preview: Jinx, vol. 2: Little Miss Steps

Brigid Alverson
Pages from JinxVol2_LittleMissSteps_Page_1

Li’l Jinx started out as a gag comic that ran in different Archie Comics publications; the one-page stories revolved around the rather strong-willed Jinx, her father, and a small coterie of friends. The comics were funny but not particularly deep. In writing the teen-age Jinx stories, J. Torres has kept the humor but given the [...]

Preview: Jinx

Brigid Alverson
JINX GN 023

Jinx is a grown-up version of an older Archie comic, Little Jinx, that was a favorite of mine when I was a kid. In the original, Jinx was a mischievous six-year-old who often sparred with her father; now she is a teenager and the sparring has gotten a little more serious—but only a little. Writers [...]

Preview: Power Lunch

Brigid Alverson
POWER LUNCH PREVIEW  (13)

Power Lunch, just released last week by Oni Press, is a light-hearted spin on the superhero genre. Joey avoids any food that isn’t white, because colored foods have a strange effect on him—they give him super powers. Written by J. Torres (Alison Dare; Lola: A Ghost Story) and illustrated by Dean Trippe (Butterfly), this book [...]