“We’re musicians, not cat wranglers.”
Read my review of EatS1 here.
Emily and the Strangers: Breaking the Record #2 came out July 30, but I somehow missed it and wanted to review it before my review of issue #3, coming tomorrow. I absolutely loved the first issue, which ended on a cliffhanger involving a probably-evil record executive and stray cats overrunning the neighborhood. The diversity in EatS continues to be great, with girls and POCs as part of the main cast. There’s also a new woman introduced who loves science, which is awesome. I love how whimsical and silly this comic is while also having good messages about friendship, cooperation, and doing what’s right even if it might be difficult. The art continues to be colorful and fun, which is appropriate for the age group this is aimed at and the mood of the comic. I also enjoy how playful the language gets; Emily in particular has an imaginative vocabulary that I giggled at a lot.
Also, there’s a lot of cute cats. A LOT.
“Though they’ve offered Emily and the Strangers a seemingly awesome record deal, it’s beginning to look like Awesomely Awesome Records isn’t all they appear to be. Initial investigation shows they might have something to do with the stray cat situation in Emily’s hometown! The gang decides they have to investigate before they sign anything!”
Writers: Rob Reger and Mariah Huehner
Artist: Cat Farris
Colorist: Cat Farris
Cover Artists: Cat Farris and Buzz Parker
Get it at Dark Horse Comics for $3.99. 32 pages, full-color.
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]