Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Straight Forward Reviews: All New Executive Assistant Iris 1

This time in Straight Forward Reviews we look at the All New Executive Assistant Iris. I haven't reviewed an Iris book in a long while. It's been about the Executive Assistant Assassins lately. So what does the "first" Executive Assistant character have to offer in her all new book? We'll see.

(Note from now on like in our other comic review series First Impressions I'll include writer, artist and publisher. The artist I name will be the penciller. Also the story part of the review will be a summation where my opinions will be written in verdict)

Writer - Brian Buccellato

Artist - Pasquale Qualano

Publisher - Aspen

Review by Jeremias de Leon


Iris is in Wuhan, Hubei province in China. (The comic doesn't tell you what province I just happen to know stuff like that from studying Chinese) to seek out a potential employment opportunity. When she meets her she also learns that there is competition. Iris and this other woman are pretty hostile to each other, and they agree on a way to find out who should be chosen. There's also of course crazy action that results and a bigger plot that looks like it's about to be unveiled.


The art is excellent. The last time I reviewed EA: Iris I had some gripes with the art but the artist in this All New EA: Iris. Iris looks as great as ever and everyone else in the comic looks great too. Everyone looks like they're moving in every panel. Little details in each character's model especially Iris' really drive home that fact.

I have to say the art in this issue has gotten me feeling completely different about EA: Iris. It went from being pretty but a little spotty to one of my favorite issues to look at in her "All New" book. Time will tell if it will be one of my favorites of the year, but it's certainly fantastic.


So is the All New Executive Assistant: Iris worth picking up? Well, the story probably won't win any awards but that isn't to say the writing is bad. Honestly the dialog seemed pretty natural for highly trained killers who competing for a job to say. It wasn't cringe worthy and it even made me give off a slight smile and go "hmm".

The art, as has already been explained is great and of course this being an Aspen comic the female characters, especially the title character Iris are awesome eye candy. The action that occurs in this issue, which could be called a warm up for what's to come, looked great too. So if you like either beautiful women or awesome, over the top action, why wouldn't you pick it up? I give All New Executive Assistant: Iris an 8.5 out of 10.

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