Publisher: IDW Publishing ISBN: 9781631407499
Published: Oct. 25, 2016
List Price: $19.99 (USD)
Format: Trade Paperback (TPB)
The US Marshals Black Badge division has been fighting back against supernatural threats for decades. But even the toughest werewolf, most bloodthirsty vampire, or grisliest zombie knows there’s one agent to avoid at all cost: Wynonna Earp. Descended from the legendary Wyatt Earp, Wynonna is dead set on bringing the unnatural to justice! Collects issues #1-6 – IDW Publishing
I’m a fan of snarky, skilled, smart, sarcastic, dangerous women. There’s no protagonist that I fall for faster and it’s surprisingly hard to find this sort of character in a well-written adventure. For this reason, I am absolutely overjoyed to have found Wynonna Earp. Beau Smith has crafted her with an adorable penchant for property destruction and nose-breaking. She carries out her own brand of Justice that has just as much a flair for the comedic as it does dutiful honor.
This trade reads like a police-procedural with Wynonna and her boss, SA Dolls, sleuthing out supernatural, brain-stealing, criminals in every chapter. There is a mystical overtone to the whole book, though, and that is due to Wynonna discovering the full story of her ancestry and inheritance, and learning the full scope of the U.S. Marshals Black Badge Division.
This is a great opener to a saga and a fun read. The art and coloring of the book is solid. I especially like the splash pages that are used as story re-caps. I look forward to reading more, so this title may be added to my pull list if I give up waiting for the next TPB. Also, I’ve read that the show is a bit different from the book, so I think I’ll wait until I’ve read more to delve into the show.
*I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. This review is not for pay and is my opinion alone.
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