Comic Review: The Lunar Ladies #1 (Scout Comics)

The public domain character Moon Girl is given a retro refit in The Lunar Ladies, a new title from Scout. Writer Omar Morales (CruZader, Major Thomás) conjures up the past […]

The public domain character Moon Girl is given a retro refit in The Lunar Ladies, a new title from Scout.

Writer Omar Morales (CruZader, Major Thomás) conjures up the past when the queen of the moon struggles to maintain her power. She’s being challenged by a usurper, who wants to introduce men (!!) to the all-female moon.

The front cover by Ranae De Liz may make us think of anime or a young adult title, but the insides are pure oldie. The drawings are delightfully 50’s, the dialogue and story pacing is a pure Throwback Thursday to a Golden Age of preposterous fiction, and it all works swimmingly. Joel Cotejar (Moon Girl, POM), with colourist Paula Goulart, give us a 2021 pastiche to the old sci-fi adventures of the past. Cotejar’s art is well crafted, with clearly drawn lines, faux-newsprint beige background paper, and the look of old comic strips and books. Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and more. Lettering by Jaymes Reed, editor Andrea Lorenzo Molinari.

Very entertaining. I hope this finds its audience!

Scout Comics, The Lunar Ladies #1, $3.99 for 28 pages of content.

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!!