Victorian Squid wrote:Well...it's an argument we could go back and forth with that still doesn't change the fact that the protagonist of the comic we're reviewing is stealing for the banal reasons of a bad boy ex and a new pair of black jeans when she could just go get a job at the diner like her best friend, lacking anything to be sympathetic to as far as I'm concerned or even interested in much. These are not the complex protagonists like we are now discussing, these are not the damned, this is more Twilight than Thompson.
Well, there is some complexity to, or at least some weirdness about, her. Take your pick. She's apparently killed her mother, yet no one appears to know she's responsible. She keeps a running tab of the number of lies and truths she tells, and assures herself that she isn't being unethical as long as the truths outnumber the lies -- at some point. And she has a stupid loyalty to a no-good boyfriend.
Not bad for an opening issue. Kit has more substance than most comic book characters who have been around for decades. Certainly there's enough in this first issue to see what happens next.
And I think it's actually intriguing that she commits petty theft, especially if she is also a murderer. I just read a true-crime piece about guy who murdered his millionaire wife and went on the run with her fortune. He would often steal condiments from restaurants and other small items while he traveled the world. Why? Because he was murdering, thieving asshole, who did not distinguish between small and big crimes.
I suspect Kit may fall into this category. And I think a story that focuses on a character like that can certainly hold a reader's interest for four more issues.
But hey, I'm the only one in the RG that actually likes the book. So there's a good possibility that I am wrong.