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‘She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot #1’ - Advance Comic Book Review

I’ve been waiting expectantly for this new story arc for months, and I don’t know if I was prepared enough going into it. The first issue of She Could Fly: The Lost Pilot left me rattled in the best possible way.

The first story arc introduced us to Luna Brewster, a 15-year-old girl obsessed with a woman who could apparently fly. Luna sees things, horrible things, and these horrible things make her afraid that she’ll do something horrible. She’s also suffering from depression, but seeing this woman fly makes her feel like she can fly. No one knows who this woman is, only that, suddenly, she exploded in a POP! Luna is devastated and becomes obsessed with trying to find out who the woman who could fly was.

Suddenly, Luna, her family, and her therapist are pulled into a vortex of espionage, intrigue, and violence, as others want to know who the mysterious woman was and how she got a technology that allowed her to fly.

Now, a year later, after the chaotic events of the last issue, we get to catch up with everyone. Luna is somewhat stable but is having a difficult time moving on. Some of the other characters aren’t so lucky.

Christopher Cantwell and Martin Morazzo have created something that lives inside you while you read it. It rests in your head, it lingers in your heart, and it colors your soul. It’s transcendental. Maybe it’s because I relate to Luna’s paranoia on some level, but I cared a great deal for the characters that she connected with in the first volume. Maybe that’s why I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the events in this first issue. I keep scrolling over the same two pages, hoping that what I just saw happen, didn’t actually happen.

This is some powerful storytelling. Don’t wait.


Creative Team: Christopher Cantwell (writer), Martín Morazzo (artist), Clem Robbins (letters), Miroslav Mrva (colors), Karen Berger (editor), Rachel Roberts (associate editors), Mike Richardson (publisher), Adam Pruett (digital art technician)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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