Barr, Donna – Desert Peach #30: Headaches
The first thing that struck me about this book was the fact that it was on #30 and I’d never seen it in a comic store. 30! Amazing. I should also add, right off the bat, that this is the only thing I’ve ever read from her (outside of any anthology work I’m not remembering), and it’s right in the middle of a long series. Meaning that I don’t have a clue what’s going on here, and there’s no handy synopsis or anything like that, so I’m kind of in the dark. So, obviously, this review is going to be another one of those “I saw five minutes in the middle of the movie, but I could tell it wasn’t any good” kind of reviews. I didn’t like this much. I had a hell of a time trying to figure out who was who which was, granted, mostly my fault, but some slight thought has to be given to new readers. It’s the story of a bunch of soldiers and other people in WW2, and apparently these were the people who were trying to do good. Bits of dialogue were clever and I had no problem with the art, so that’s not why I didn’t like it. This is a big book for a regular issue (64 pages) and it should have left me wanting more, but it didn’t. I don’t know how to explain my feelings towards it any better than that. Still, she deserves a chance, and I’m sure one of these days I’ll get around to getting one of her collected books so I can have a better idea of what I’m talking about here. Until then, visit her website and I’ll put up everything that’s in print so you can check for yourselves if you’re interested.