Exorsisters #1 Review
Written By: Ian Boothby
Art By: Gisèle Lagacé
Colors By: Pete Pantazis
Lettered By: Taylor Esposito
Exorsisters takes us on a mystery adventure with Cate and Kate Harrow. The duo runs their own private eye office and specializes in mysteries involving the supernatural. Their relationship has a lot of charm punctured by the amount of poking they do to each other and the cool attitude to go with it. They’re not intimidated by anyone, but after you take a stroll through hell, what can really scare you anyway? The way the issue handles the introduction is well and good as we get to know them while they work on a case about a missing groom who was snatched by a demon to hell from a wedding.
We get a good idea of how the two are and how their chemistry is together as they work their magic to get to the bottom of the kidnapping. Cate is essentially all about the work while Kate likes to have a little bit of fun while on the job. She comes off having a bit more of a careless attitude, but it’s clear that she does care about the work she does. The tone of the book is done well as it’s clear about how much fun it’s having. Sure it’s about darker things such as demons and magic but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. The issue has a very charming and cheesy nature to it. Think of it like Scooby-Doo. It’s got a spooky theme to it but its the humor and charm of the characters that drives the audience to come back.
The art is enjoyable as well because it reminded me a bit of Amanda Conner’s style. I can’t say anything particular page in the issue really blew me away in terms of “art” but that’s not what I was looking for either. The tone is important to get across in your books and this series has the writing and art that go hand in hand together and give us an enjoyable time. If you’re someone that enjoys the campiness that comes from Scooby-Doo stories I think you’ll enjoy the issue. I also believe that this can be a fun series for young teens to get into. The issue doesn’t do anything outstanding in terms of dropping jaws, but it’s clear what it’s going for and it’s doing it very well.