- Posted by Johanna on August 28, 2006 at 8:50 am
- Category: Minicomics
- CREDITS: by Rob Ullman
As you might guess from the title and cover, it’s about a superhero. It’s a day in her life, as the requisite emergency requires a hidden change from her secret identity at the office into her powerful alias.
It’s small, the size of an eighth of a piece of standard US paper, but thick, 48 pages. (The cover image above, is roughly life-size on my monitor.) The way the panels are arranged, one or two to a page, creates a reading experience that’s similar to following a really long comic strip, as though a good one just kept going.
Ullman’s smooth style handles both action and the everyday well, and he’s got a knack for attractive women and a flair for simple design. His superwoman is smart, strong, and determined, even in the face of being brushed off by a musclebound male. The way she handles the end of her day isn’t particularly mature, but it’s something any woman can relate to when faced with jerks who reduce a female to her genitals. And I enjoy the uncomplicated comfort of her happy ending.
Copies can be ordered from Ullman’s online store.