Banzai Girl


Banzai girl is a fairly new webcomic Created & Written by Jinky Coronado, Illustrated by Jinky Coronado & Wilson Tortosa, Lettered by Matt Thompson, and Colored by Michael Kelleher.

So far you don’t know a lot about what’s going on, but the art style is fantastic. An interesting mix of pin-up, manga, and late eighties/early nineties Marvel comics.

There’re three story lines being old. One is of the life and adventures of the central character, Jinky, who is deliberately modelled after the author/illustrator and her friends who are reasonably normal teenagers who are concerned with shopping, school, and so on. At least until strange monsters start possessing people and attacking them. Secondly, there’s a fantasy story, of a princess (who is Jinky), that somewhat parallels and even somewhat foreshadows Jinky’s real life in the little bit of it we’ve seen so far. And finally there’s freedom fighter Jinky from some high-tech far future where she battles monsters similar to those that have shown themselves in Jinky’s real life (except that in that freedom fighter dream world they wear high tech battle armour). And of course they do all tie together as Real Life Jinky’s strange, recurring dreams.

I will say that, right now, early on, the story is a little hard to follow, but it’s looking to resolve itself.

The only real criticism I’ve got is that, occasionally, they might want to proofread a little better. A couple of missing words in dialogue, easily figured out, and one verb tense error. Honestly though, the number-of-errors to number-of -words-so-far ratio is nothing compared to some big named comics I’ve read of late and certainly of several actual books.

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