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Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres, art by Brigitte Sutherland


a review by Nalini Haynes

Peacemaker is set in a national park encompassed by a supercity in futuristic Australia. Virgin is the very capable park ranger. Joachim Spears is the insane ‘spiritual entrepreneur’ whose word caused the death of a man, witnessed by Virgin. Nate Sixkiller is the Marshall who has been sent to observe and investigate Virgin and the park’s goings on.

The artwork is appealing with great use of colour shown to good effect on the computer. While many comic books might give fanservice preference to the male eye, Peacemaker was written and drawn by award-winning women who give equal fanservice, no matter your preference. One page has equal attention to the male and female characters, who are equally well clothed – or unclothed as in the scene where they are thinking about each other but showering separately.

Peacemaker opens quickly in issue one, but then the reader is left hanging, waiting for more after this electronic version of a ‘flimsy’. I expect good things from this comic – but this is so short it’s a tease. I guess I’m a ‘wait for trade’ kinda girl.

Originally published in Dark Matter issue 5, September 2011.  This post has been pre-dated to reflect the original publication date.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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