Seraph’s Sanctions: Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess #7

Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Art: Rosy Higgins & Ted Brandt
Colors: William Blankenship
Letterer: Dave Dwonch
Story title: “No Damsels”
Publisher: ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT (April 2016)

 

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The Breakdown:
Raven and her crew are split up and are being attacked. Even the group with Sunshine and the new recruits are being boarded. Now, the crew must fend off their attackers and save those members who fall in the hands of ….

The Good:
This book continues to be enjoyable, fun and multi-layered. Higgins, Brandt & Blankenship continue to razzle and dazzle readers with their detailed and colorful art. Higgins and Brandt’s work allows characters to really come alive with their willingness to bring fresh perspectives and panel compositions. With the large cast, they art is very appealing and makes sure every character looks distinct. You can see the personalities of the characters extremely well, thanks to Higgins’ pencils and Brandt finePirate_Princess_07-5 inks. The style is very clean. Blakenship’s use of browns and darker colors fit for their clothing and the world they are in. And Higgins and Brandt make the action look so dynamic and fluid that it looks exciting.

Whitley does an amazing job juggling his large cast of female pirates. Whitley makes sure there every character gets to have some kind of shine, and with the large cast, he does it with a wonderful grace. No character feels like they didn’t give some time too. It might not be much, but there is enough for an impact. The overall issue is a thrill ride of our crew fending off a trap. And I do like that Whitley makes our crew as formidable as their attackers. I particularly love that not everyone escapes there attackers and not everyone gets caught. Whitley also paces the issue well, making it feel full; not too fast and not too short. Whitley’s mastery of characters and pacing cannot be denied.  And THAT CLIFFHANGER ….. MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!

The Bad:
This is a large casPirate_Princess_07-8t. Whitley handles it well, but readers could get lost with a lot going on.

The Verdict:

Princeless: Raven, The Pirate Princess # 7 does not disappoint. The art is on point, with great perspectives, awesome action and stunning detail. Whitley continues to write strong characters that shine with individual personalities that always shine through while juggling a large cast with ease. Plot advance goes into over load as both the art and writing makes a critical point in the series come to life. And while readers might get a little lost with the amount of characters this issue, the creative team holds firm with a spectacular tale and a cliffhanger long time readers have been waiting for.