Written by Tim Midura
on Friday, April 11 2014 and posted in Reviews
They're jealous of yer vertical superiosity!
Samurai Jacqueline and The Scotswoman return in Samurai Jack #7 by Jim Zub, Brittney Williams and Josh Burcham, wrapping up the short two-issue arc, Samurai Jacqueline and The Scotswoman’s Curse! From IDW Publishing, the main cover by regular series artist Andy Suriano has Jacqueline and The Scotswoman battling the gender-bending leprechauns, while the subscription variant cover by Agnes Garbowska has tiny versions of the pair being carried around by the leprechauns.
After being cursed by leprechauns, Samurai Jacqueline and The Scotswoman have to defeat a giant to have the leprechauns reverse the curse. We see yet again, that the leprechauns might not be the most trustworthy of people. Jim Zub crafts a tale that goes to show that good and evil is subjective, as both the leprechauns and the giant have differing perspectives about the other. All the slang and dialects used slows down the pacing a bit, but it’s to be expected. The leprechaun tunes are fun to follow along with and show off Zub’s humor chops greatly.
Brittney Williams was a great fit for these two issues, with her natural fluidity in action scenes and her devious facial expressions. I really enjoyed the disappointment on the pair’s faces as they trudged through the pouring rain. Due to the setting, the main color theme is green, but Josh Burcham branches out with other bright colors to complement the theme. Letterer Shawn Lee works overtime here as most pages include lyrics from the leprechaun songs stuck in Jacqueline and The Scotswoman's head.
This was a fun short arc by Zub and Williams outside of the main story of Samurai Jack trying to get back to his own time. I’m looking forward to more stories of Jack’s adventures away from his main quest.
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