Rocket Girl #9, Image Comics

(Courtesy of Image Comics)

An absolutely entertaining read, Rocket Girl #9 (Image Comics) mixes time-travel and police procedural with its fun concept. Writer Brandon Montclare and artist Amy Reeder (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) have crafted a humorous sci-fi police story that holds a genuine love for the ‘80s.

As we previously mentioned, DaYoung Johansson, aka Rocket Girl, relaunches her investigation into crimes against time. DaYoung is the teen-cop-from-the-future but her adventures continue in the ‘80s. A major clue landed right in front of her just as she was about to takedown of the evil corporation known as Quintum Mechanics. Now Rocket Girl is about to crack the case that sent her back in time.

Here are 5 reasons why you should pick up Rocket Girl #9:

5) DaYoung’s Awesome!

Writer Brandon Montclare captures teen angst like no other with his female lead. Like many, DaYoung starts to have a headache when trying to understand the rules of time travel. She actually says her brain can’t handle another quantum paradox. If that doesn’t get you laughing, I don’t know what will!

4) The Amazing Artwork!

Artist Amy Reeder illustrates Rocket Girl in a major action sequence. The majority of the hallway takes place inside the empty halls of the Jacob Javits Center, where the New York Comic Con takes place. I want to say Reeder did her research and looked up early photos of Jacob Javits; there is so much detail with the background. 

3) Fun With Flying!

In the shootout, Rocket Girl spins in the air and dodges the coming laser blasts. Playing with physicality, Reeder stretches out DaYoung’s legs and curves her back. The panel layout frames the exciting moments of the shootout!

2) The Bonus Features!

The last pages explains the behind-the-scenes process of making the comic. Th process takes us through writing, the layouts, the inks and colors. I just love the dedication and passion that these creators have for Rocket Girl.

1) A Must-Read Police Procedural!

Upbeat and energetic, Rocket Girl #9 engages readers with its sly humor and eye-catching visuals. I cannot wait for the conclusion!



Three out of four emojis

Rocket Girl #9 arrives in stores on September 6, 2017.

– By Jorge Solis

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