Spoiler-Free Preview Review – Betty “The Slayer” Mitchell

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Indie comics, supernatural beasts of lore and beautiful women. Hardly an

Betty “The Slayer” Mitchell

odd combination, but Betty Mitchell is different and well worth the look.

Betty Mitchell is a strong female hero who might be beautiful, but it’s not her identity. I’d almost call her a multinational character. She’s just as strong-willed and stoic as an American cowboy with the charm of a Scottish Lass while she hunts supernatural ghouls and beasts along with cameos from historical characters of the late 1800s.

Spring-heeled Jack is up to his old tricks.

The art style you see on the cover is very indicative of the art you’ll see on the inside if a little less gory. From the cover alone I was expecting something along the lines of a Jacen Burrows book. Overall the art is excellent, the colors and inking are superb and give you the feeling of a very polished work with a fast-paced progression and action scenes. I have a feeling that each issue in this five-issue series will reveal a little more about the character and history that is Betty “The Slayer” Mitchell. The individual issues are going to be available through ComiXology throughout 2018 and early 2019 with a trade paperback available after the last issue.

The art is very polished, but outside of fight sequences not as dynamic as I’d like 4.5/5.0 for Art. The story pacing is very fast and I feel there are some scenes that were edited progress the story faster, 4.0/5.0. Readability flows well with good use of caption boxes to explain the setting and narrative 4.5/5.0. The potential of this book is held in its unique take on an age-old formula and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t reread it multiple times looking for clues for issue two and beyond 4.5/5.0. For a total of 4.38/5.0 overall making Betty “the Slayer” Mitchell a High Voltage book. But as always you don’t have to take my word for it, you can pick up your copy on Comixology