Fangirls, ages ago I bought Bandette Volume One from Earthworld comics per the suggestion from Andrew. I loved it. Honestly, it was one of those part ones that I didn’t think it was possible to match with a sequel. But the other day I went to Earthworld for my haul, and found that Volume Two of Bandette was out, so I needed to get it.
Bandette is a young female thief who has the most fun stealing things. She’s a sweetheart, and takes nothing seriously, except pastries. In this volume, she and Monsieur have a contest to see who can steal the most from a list of master thief items. That was a contest they decided on in Volume One, and followed through here.
But the book doesn’t just focus on the thieving contest, it mostly follows Bandette as she exposes Absinthe to the police, along with his hired strangler, Il Tredici. In it, Bandette teams up with Matadori and the police to bring these bad men to justice. She does so by stealing all of their files and a police badge, but hey, at least she’s trying.
These books are phenomenal, Fangirls. I love that at the end they include a couple short stories about the characters in the main story, and even a short writing-only story. It’s a neat mix that Paul Tobin and Coleen Coover have put together, and I highly recommend it to everyone.
One thing that really stands out to me about this book is that it is for young girls. Nowhere in it does it expressly state “ladies only,” but it’s pretty obvious that this is a book for young girls. Language stronger than “hell” is turned into “#@%!” (which is nice), the story is starring a young lady (maybe in her early 20’s, at the oldest), and it’s a bright and colorful book. I think it’s so dang fantastic that it is for little girls, because they definitely deserve more options when it comes to comics for them.
So go grab a copy of Bandette; volumes one and two are both out, and they’re lovely reads, regardless of age and gender!
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