Comic Review: Marilyn Manor #1 (IDW Publishing)

Marilyn Manor, the story of ‘First Brat’ is all manner of wish fantasy from IDW. Written by Magdalene Viaggio, it’s illustrated by Marley Zarcone, with colour by Irma Kniivila. The […]

Marilyn Manor, the story of ‘First Brat’ is all manner of wish fantasy from IDW.

Written by Magdalene Viaggio, it’s illustrated by Marley Zarcone, with colour by Irma Kniivila.

The US White House. The daughter of the US President. Named for Marilyn Monroe. She’s a teen now, alone in the White House, and all about breaking loose, inviting her friends over, and wreckin’ the place while Mom and Dad are out of town. Yee Haaaa!!

Self-absorbed and naughty, Marilyn is a real pain. In this 80’s scenario, she exemplifies the ‘bad girl’ we’ve all seen on TV and movies. The rebel with the silver spoon in her mouth. Her friends hang out, try to cope with her whims, and generally add a bit of grounding to the tale.

And as wild and wooly tale, it leaves me wanting something meatier, some reason to like Marilyn, or at least want to know what she will do next. As it is, a nicely drawn American bad girl fantasy, with wacky and fun 1980’s atmosphere and colour is not enough for me to hang in. Too bad, I love the art! It’s a cool concept, let’s hope it levitates to another level, and fast. Before Mom and Dad get back!

IDW, Marilyn Manor #1, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Rated Mature

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!