Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Executive Assistant Iris #1

Someday this series will make a fun action movie.

The idea behind the Executive Assistants is that a group of beautiful women (each one named after a flower) are trained to be bodyguards or assassins - whatever the job might be.

That can be a lot of fun, as Iris swings into action against would-be killers and assorted attackers - though I have some trouble accepting that she fights a half-dozen killers who are armed with machine guns - and her weapon of choice is a sword. (The old saying is, "Never bring a knife to a gun fight.")

Still, the comic is the equivalent of an action flick - lots of fight scenes, a difficult mission, some underlying mysteries to solve, and a larger threat looming.

It's all part of a 10-part series crossing over between this series and the Executive Assistant: Assassins series.

The story by David Wohl is fast and fun, but not particularly deep. The art by Alex Lei is good, with a focus on combat and beautiful women, but the layouts are a bit flat in places.

So a bit on the light side, but 'tis all in good fun - and certainly the star is easy on the eyes.

Grade: B


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