Space Battle Lunchtime #1 Writing and Art by Natalie Riess …
In case you didn’t know, Invader Zim is back in comic form and this reviewer and longtime Zim fan has been counting down the days to finally getting what we’ve wanted—new content. It’s been fourteen years since the tragically mis-scheduled cartoon about a little alien named Zim first aired on Nickelodeon. If you’ve never seen the series, don’t worry; there’s a two-page introduction that will tell you all that you need to know in order understand the comic. But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t missing out by forgoing the show! Since this is the first issue, allow me to indulge in a bit of history.
The first issue of the new volume of The Auteur: Sister Bambi is a sick and twisted delight. There is a warning on the credits page that says, “The shocking scenes you are about to see are not suggested for the weak or immature,” and that holds true throughout the book. However, for those depraved souls who can stomach the content, The Auteur: Sister Bambi #1 is sure to please.
Cullen Bunn and Brian Churilla’s brand new ongoing continues with the second installment of Hellbreak. The story follows the Kerberos Initiative, a highly advanced occult military program funded by the Church that plunges down into the depths of Hell to recover kidnapped souls. Every Hell is different, always full of new horrors to behold and every drop is a test for Orpheus Team if they can survive what horrors the Pit has in store for them.
Part Time Princesses is an exploration of childhood hopes, dreams and the entering of the mature world of adulthood. Readers are treated to the development of four individual young adults into more world wise individuals who seek to establish themselves and assist their fellow teenagers to have a place of their own. The story provides the importance of standing together with other human beings and finding common causes to work toward. Furthermore, Part Time Princesses reveals that although adulthood may mean dreams are pushed aside or placed on pause by reality, it does not mean the magic of imagination and goodness must be lost as well. For goodwill toward fellow man and friendship provide their own enchantment and magic in our world.
Well, some of my theories about the nature of this ship were born out by this issue, while others turned out to be bogus. More than anything else, this is a sad issue, as virtually all of the characters have been whittled down until only a couple of people are left alive at the end. Be aware, I will be discussing numerous spoilers here, so if you don’t want to know who bites it, don’t read any further. Consider yourself warned.