It’s a super fun premise, and Leopard and artists Kelly and Nichole Mathews do a really great job of keeping the energy up and the characters relatable. The different monsters that the siblings have to fight against lead them to learning a lot about how to be heroic as they discover some pretty awesome secrets about their own family lineage. In the end, Leopard isn’t afraid to sprinkle in some bittersweet moments, creating some unexpected and touching beats between the characters.
I have to say it’s also great reading a comic about siblings in which the dramatic centerpiece isn’t how the siblings don’t get along. Here, they get along wonderfully. You can tell they love each other and are willing to fight for each other. To me, that’s just as necessary to show as it is showing how “naughty” kids can learn lessons. Instead, with their family lives essentially in good standing here, they can focus on other life lessons and coming-of-age dilemmas.
Creative Team: Kara Leopard (story), Kelly and Nichole Matthews (illustrations), Mike Fiorentino (letters), Jillian Crab (designer), Whitney Leopard (editor)
Publisher: kaBOOM! (BOOM! Studios)
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