Bandette, Volume 1: Presto!
by Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover (2013)
The world’s greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar by the nome d’arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law alongside her network of street urchins, Bandette is a thorn in the side of both Police Inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld. But it’s not all breaking hearts and purloining masterpieces when a rival thief makes a startling discovery. Can even Bandette laugh off a plot against her life?
My result: Recommended
Graphic Novel Review
A lighthearted, fun comic that’s a joy to read.
This is a very French comic, with a campy stylish feel. It’s whimsical and joyful, with larger than life characters who are having the time of their lives. Duelists cross words as well as blades, rival thieves race to outwit their greatest opponents, and chase scenes end in daring deceptions. Bandette is great fun.
* Cat burglars and art thieves
* Fans of French comics like Asterix and TinTin
* Those in search of a light, fun read
Read for the 2015 Eisner challenge
2015 Eisner Nominee: Best Continuing Series; Best Digital/Web Comic