The end of a storyline isn’t usually the best place to jump into a new comic, but that’s what I did Courtney Crumrin #10 from Oni Press which I’d been meaning to check out for some time. The comic, written and drawn by Ted Naifeh, centers around the adolescent Courtney Crumrin who, as this issue begins, has forgotten that she is the most powerful witch in the town thanks to the council of witches’ spell to keep the girl out of the way of their quest for the ultimate power.
A bit off and odd girl, Courtney is forced to deal with bullying at the middle school, the off-and-on attention of her scattered parents, and, in this issue, the impeding death of her Uncle Aloysius who taught the girl witchcraft and, with his last remaining breath, restores Courtney’s memories and power allowing her to stop the council once and for all.
With the main character a little lost, and having to be reintroduced to her world, the issue works well as an introduction to Courtney and her world and delivers a pretty good tale. Worth a look.
[Oni Press, $3.99]