Zodiac Starforce: By The Power Of Astra by Kevin Panetta + Paulina Ganucheau (Illustrator)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Release Date: March 9,2016
Summary: They’re an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class!
Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters–not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself–and the world–from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!
My Thoughts: So happy I picked up another graphic novel/comic that has not disappointed!
It was refreshing to see how it opened up, with the girls Emma, Savi, Kim and Molly already having their powers, but being split for quite some time!
I loved the friendship dynamics+ the art style was fantastic!
So Colorful(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ !
I will admit because it opens up when the team members are on their own and reuniting, it may be difficult to follow at times, but clues + tidbits of info are stated by the characters which definitely fills in the gaps!
This comic introduces many diverse and complex characters w/ a story that not only keeps you turning the page, but has you understanding how it all comes together!
+ There were so many plot twists I didn’t see coming like:
-The story/background on the previous Zodiac Teams & Goddess Astra!
Overall this was an amazing, fast-paced story with friendship & girl power!
I can’t wait to see what happens next!
Definitely a must read if you’re a fan of Lumberjanes!!