Disney Princess #14 Review
Our favourite royal maidens Belle,Aurora,Merida, Rapunzel,Merida and the rest of the Disney Princesses return for another issue of short adventures. Will this issue contain some diamonds in the rough or some poisoned apples? Let’s find out:
This issue features many large stories including Eugene’s precious hair being in the unfortunate hands of Shorty after the royal barber calls in sick and cannot cut Eugene’s hair anymore leaving poor Rapunzel worried. The next adventure covers Belle planning trips around the world with Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth at different destinations much to the confusion of poor Beast not understanding what she truly meant by travelling.
In our second large adventure with Rapunzel, she is in town decorating the town square with her chalks as she tries to make the best of her day before the eventual rainfall. Next off we have Pocahontas is having another of her visits with Grandmother Willow as she ponders if Willow ever gets lonely as she gives us a whole tree worth of puns discussing her forest friends. In the final large sized adventure of the issue, Ariel and her father King Triton are discussing her homework as Triton criticizes Ariel for adding monsters on her map and discuss why maps are important.
In terms of smaller adventures, you can expect a few other stories like Meeko and his eating habits landing him in trouble, Rapunzel and her various hair themed exercises, the Sultan pondering how to solve one of his many puzzle toys before time runs out and Merida teaching one of her suitors how to use her bow and arrow in the kitchen.
Disney Princess #14 is a fantastic issue for small readers who love the Disney Princess films. Every single one of them are in this issue, the writing is top notch giving these characters more depth and personality than their feature film counterparts.
But the one aspect of the issue that suffers is in the art unfortunately, without Amy Mebberson at the helms, these imitators don’t quite capture her unique touch with the art quality varying from story to story due to the use of multiple artists at once. It makes me wish that the artists could give their own takes on the legendary Disney characters instead of directly copying the first artist of the comic.
WRITING 9 out of 10
ART 6 out of 10
FINAL SCORE 8 out of 10
WRITTEN BY PAUL BENJAMIN, ARIE KAPLAN,MEGAN KEARNEY,OLIVER HO, CHRISTOPHER MEADES, TEA ORSI AND PATRICK STORCK
ART BY EGLE BARTOLONI, DYLAN BONNER, CHRIS DREIER, BRIANNA GARCIA, NOLEN LEE, MITCH LEEUWE AND STEPH LEW
PUBLISHED BY JOE BOOKS CANADA