If this week typifies anything for me, it's finding that fanciful and fun comic that I can read to my kid yet still enjoy because of it's uniqueness or "out there" nature. If you listened to the cast this week, you know what I'm talking about. I just so happened upon this little gem and thought I might pass a note of recommendation to the readers.
Parallel Page is brought to us by Comicker Digital, a web based comic publisher with plans to grow into print. I found them via Comixology but you have more than the Amazon owned comic venue to get their product. The author, Chris Bourroughs, used to do the "Scrubland" podcast and is an old hat at Magic: The Gathering. Chris teams up with James Pleir, a freelance artist, to breath life into Chris' tale.
Normally I'd go in depth breaking down the story, the writing, and the artwork. However, this first issue just manages to set the stage for story and not much more. So here is the elevator pitch: Riley is a little girl with an enchanted locker and rough social life. Her home life isn't much better.
Intrigued? So was I.
I still am.
The story has potential and the art is pleasant in a Kim Possible sort of way. It's only a $1.99 on Comixology... but it's free from parallelpagecomic.com. Worth the price of admission either way, and a welcome distraction from the more serious books in my pull list.