Writer Owens and artist Christian Alaminos successfully set the futuristic landscape of their new series, quickly introducing readers to the Bovine League and their mission to defend Earth and beyond while navigating the discord of the anti-hybrid movement that is present among the Earthlings. Utilizing the anthropomorphic team to analogize deeper themes of inclusion and segregation for an all-ages demographic, I am already intrigued by the mission of the series and look forward to the story that Owens and Alaminos will tell. In setting up the roster of the Bovine League, I will note that many of the characters feel reminiscent of the superpowered beings from franchises like the Justice League, the Avengers, and the X-Men; however, by providing the characters with cow-themed names and infusing their dialogue with frequent cow puns, I am hopeful that the team will find their footing in future issues and separate themselves from the mainstream superhero pack. In addition, Alaminos' artwork is bright and exciting, providing readers with a fun and eclectic mix of heroes and action with which to follow along.
The Bovine League is off to a promising start with their #0 issue, and I am hopeful that the series will provide a thoughtful and fun way for younger readers to dive into a superhero tale while taking away a positive and important message.
Creative Team: Andrew Owens (creator/writer), Christian Alaminos (artist/letterer), Holly Glasen (editor)
Publisher: Hiro Unlimited
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