Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess #3

   Since I'm a fan of the Indiana Jones-type adventure, Steve Bryant's Athena Voltaire series from Action Lab Entertainment is right in my wheelhouse.

   Set in the 1930s, it follows the adventure serial life of a tough woman pilot who finds herself facing death traps, Nazis, ancient mysteries and danger at every turn.

   Her father - a retired stage magician - acquires a legendary necklace know as "Pele's Tears," with ties to the Hawaiian volcano goddess.

   Athena and her allies (including an actor and a policeman) undertake the dangerous job of returning the necklace to the volcano - but will they survive to fulfill their mission?

    The story by Bryant moves at a quick pace, never pausing to ask (or answer) pesky questions - but it's all in service to the story, which is fast and furious.

   Bryant also provides the art, which does a good job of evoking the setting and the era - and it doesn't hurt that he's great at drawing attractive women.

   But Athena's no pinup girl - she lets her fists do the talking, and takes no guff from anyone - especially Nazis.

   The series is a little rough around the edges, but it's a lot of fun and worth checking out for any fan of adventure serials.

Grade: A-


1 comment:

-> Ray said...

I've been a fan of this series since it was a web-comic. I'm glad it's back again!