Comics

Wynonna Earp: Volume One: Homecoming

Written By: Beau Smith

Artist: Lora Innes

Distributed By: IDW Publishing
 

Reviewed by Melissa Minners
 

                Apparently, Wynonna Earp comics have been out there for a while, but I never heard of them.  Then, in 2016, the Syfy Network came out with a television series based on the comic book.  Now, a new series has been released as a tie-in with the television series.  Having been a fan of westerns and having read about and watched movies about Wyatt Earp and the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, I couldnít resist checking out Wynonna Earp: Volume One: Homecoming.

                Wynonna Earp, a descendent of the famed Wyatt Earp, has not lived a charmed life.  After years in a biker gang, Wynonna has joined up with a secret law enforcement group.  The U.S. Marshals Black Badge Division takes on supernatural threats like werewolves, vampires and zombies, but none have been a match for Earp, until now.  The leader of a cannibal cartel smuggling brains out to the wealthiest buyers isnít too worried about Earp and one of her ancestorís biggest rivals wants a piece of her as well. 

                Thankfully, though she is resistant, Wynonna has some help Ė the straight-laced Agent Dolls, an ancient Mayan warrior princess named Valdes and a mysterious cowboy who may or may not know Wynonna better than she thinks.  Without them, Wynonna is formidable, but with them she just may be unstoppable.

                I have to say, when I started reading this graphic novel, I was less than impressed.  The idea of a badass chick going against the supernatural has been done many times over.  But as I got further into the story, it started to grow on me and by the end, I was somewhat disappointed that the ride was over.  The artwork started off a little cartoony, but certain issues appeared to be rather sophisticated.  Iím not sure if this was done purposefully, but I think that the powers that be should make certain that the art in this series is a bit more standardized.  The Marshals against the fight club segment of this graphic novel contains some of the better artwork found in this series.

                All-in-all, I found Wynonna Earp: Volume One: Homecoming to be entertaining.  If you are into westerns and donít mind a bit of a Buffy-esque flare, this is definitely a graphic novel worth checking out.

 


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