Monday, October 8, 2012

Resident Troll: Phantom Lady and Doll Man #1 Review

Wow. Um. Okay. So I just read this and... it was really and unexpectedly good. I'm actually really sad that it's a four part series, but agh.

I initially came upon this and was like 'hey, I'll give it a shot'. I'll give just about anything with a female lead a shot, because it's typically what I prefer to read. I don't know why I thought I was going to be underwhelmed. Perhaps it was the names of the protagonists, or just the fact that Doll Man's power seems to be... small-ness. We'll see, though.

It starts off with Jennifer as Phantom Lady, taking down a few crooks and taking their money with them. After this, we flash back six month prior, and she gives us a bit of backstory. She's after a crime family--the original crime family, it appears--because they killed her family. This requires Jennifer to sleep with one of the sons, watch a friend get her face bashed in, and seal the son's phone in the process.

I don't know why, but I really kind of loved it. Perhaps it's my affinity for crime families, or just the kind of interesting love Dane (Doll Man) has for Jennifer. He says he loves her, but she doesn't take him seriously.

All in all, it was a pretty decent read. Again, I'm really sad it's a miniseries, but hopefully that means it won't drag on forever and get spoiled. I give it a 8/10.

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