Bravest Warriors #1
Review Spoilers: Medium
If there’s one thing to know about me, it is the fact deep down I’m really a seven year old in a twenty-something’s body. This makes Bravest Warriors something that is right up my alley and I’m disappointed it took me this long to finally sit down with the first issue. I picked up the first issue with the “C” variant cover at my local comic book shop knowing I needed it for my collection. With any luck I’ll get it signed one day, but for now I enjoyed reading through the first issue and becoming familiar with this wonderful series.
The first issue was great. It gives the reader everything they need to continue on with the series. The opening introduces the reader to the team of young heroes named the “Bravest Warriors.” They fight crime and help people out all over the universe. For the first scene, they’re helping a race of sentient bananas with some issues they’re having with sexiest planetary neighbors. Then the kids move on to scary movie night before ending in a call: the clowns need them because happiness has been taken away and their greatest enemy, sadness, has arrived.
I like simple, cutesy comics that are aimed toward just about any demographic interested in them. I really like the fact I could hand this to my niece when she’s a little older and not feel worried about her reading it. She’ll probably get the same enjoyment out of it I do, and that’s a really great dynamic to foster.
Bravest Warriors issue one is beautifully illustrated by the talented Mike Holmes. The writing style, partnered with the art, makes for a light and easy read. There’s nothing terribly deep about this comic, but it left me with a smile on my face nonetheless. They present an easy to digest storyline that is thought provoking without being overwhelming or requiring much more thought. My favorite part? The writer incorporates all sorts of simple concepts, such as bravery and friendship and what makes people, people, in such a way that it brings me pause.
He writes toward children, but managed to make me stop and think about how such simple concepts still hold so much truth even in adult life. It was a great read and I’m looking forward to issue two!