Bandette #3 Review – Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Monkeybrain Comics
Bandette #3 Review Short Version: Bandette is one of the most consistently delightful comic books on the market today, digital or otherwise, and Bandette #3 from Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover is no different. For fans of light hearted adventure and general troublemaking, this is as good as it gets.
Bandette #3 Writer: Paul Tobin
Bandette #3 Artist: Colleen Coover
Bandette #3 Review
Bandette is utterly delightful. I don’t know how else to describe the series Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover brought to Monkeybrain Comics. Shades of childrens’ that don’t shy away from danger, The Adventures of Tintin comes to mind, Bandette shows two content creators working together to create a coherent, entertaining vision. The eponymous Bandette is not troubled with much, even though she finds herself so frequently in the face of danger. Indeed, in Bandette #3 it looks like things are going to take a turn for the more sinister as the comic moves along, but Bandette herself continues to move through the world with her usual flourish. The dialogue is wonderful, evoking a certain playfulness even at its most seriousness, and Coover’s art is … well … magnifique (I don’t know much other French. Vache is cow, right?) Bandette is a digital only title from Monkeybrain Comics available for $.99 an issue through ComiXology.
Bandette #3 Review: Let’s Talk Spoilers
The main plot of the issue is Bandette learning from Monsieur that the leader of Finis (Get it?) has put a hit out on her. We do get some background on Finis’ alleged illegal activities and the investigation is also dumped on Inspector Belgique, who is none-too-happy to have a case that should really be in the jurisdiction of a higher agency.We also learn that Monsieur knows more about Bandette than it seems plausible that he should. The question then becomes whether he is just that good at what he does or if he has some as-yet-undisclosed connection to Bandette’s past. My guess is that there is some connection there, but what it is – well, I have no idea. Matadori seems like a fittingly over-the-top villain for Bandette and Monsieur, and looks like we’re going to get some more action next issue.