Pencils by Jordan Gudnerson
Digital Inks by Charlie Mok
Colors by Teodoro Gonzalez
Lettering by Josh Reed
Published by Aspen Comics
I have to hand it to Aspen; they have developed an interesting property full of excellent ninja fighting and a ton of interesting characters. Executive Assistant Assassins has ended up being an excellent three part series to get the regular series started off for readers. We learn a lot about the Executive Assistant guild, and the destruction of the guild, but there is always one left behind to finish the job of Revenge for the destruction of the Assassins Guild. The survivor Lilly finally realizes that as the lone survivor of the guild, if she is to keep on existing at all she needs to take out the entire organization that has caused the destruction of the Executive Assistant Guild. Of course it took a bunch of deaths, and some near death scrapes to put this realization into her head, but sometimes people are a little stubborn about accepting their destiny.
We are also setting the stage for an epic battle between Lilac, one heck of an awesome evil ninja samurai sword wielding killing goddess and Lilly. Nevertheless, that big show down is going to come in later editions, of the comic book series. However, you know this one is coming, and inevitable as the sun rising in the morning. With the set up complete, Aspen will be moving into the next series of the Executive Assistant series, and at this point, they are going to have to keep it as action packed as they did with the Assassins series. In the longer run with this series, while it is going to be somewhat predictable, there are points in there that are worthy of a master mystery writer. There are twists and turns in this comic that are unexpected that makes it a worthy read.
I will rate this one five of five stars, it lived up to its potential, the writing coloring and story line are excellent. Aspen has continued this roll this year of producing some amazingly good comics, and this is a very good series to read. This series was surprisingly good, and the set up for the next series is impeccable, and very well done. The death and gore makes sense in the comic book so it is not too over the top, or just there to help red ink makers. Worth getting both digitally and in print form, and worth enjoying in the time you have to read comic books. Full Disclosure, I am on the preview list now for Aspen comics and receive free digital editions of their comics for review purposes.
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