Good Intentions

Good Intentions / $1.50 / 36M / :15 /  rjhughes@umich.edu /

I do not get much in the way of comic zines to review. The quality of those comic zines that we do receive varies considerably, however. Luckily for me, “Good Intentions” is on the strong end of that pole. “Good Intentions” is a self-contained story about a shooting star that tries to change the bureaucracy that holds back many of humanity’s wishes from coming true. Ultimately, the lack of change (and mounting problems) become so serious that Beta Ursus 9 (the plot’s protagonist) quits eir job. Things ultimately turn out for the better (or at least go back to the way they were at the beginning of the story), but Beta Ursus 9 moves on. The style of art in this comic zine is very simplistic, rarely moving beyond a stick figure type of style. However, the drawings are very iconic, and it becomes very easy for individuals to understand what is going on during the story. The story itself has a nice length to it, and all loose ends are wrapped up by the end of this issue. Individuals will easily be able to read this comic multiple times, and one can only hope that the email listed is still valid (or that the author can email us a current one). This is a solid comic zine, and I really would not mind purchasing other issues of eir work.

Rating: 6.7/10

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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