Reviewer: Ray Willis
This isn’t “The Warriors”
This was a really good issue of bad girls protecting their turf but that comes at a cost. Curb Stomp deals with a girl gang called “The Fevers”, who protect their borough from other gangs. Ryan Ferrier does a good job of fleshing out each of the characters from Machete Betty to Bloody Mary, who are members of the gang. Each member has their own set of skills and story that makes them unique. The story deals with Machete Betty actually curb stomping a guy for pulling a gun on her turf which is big deal between the gangs but it delves deeper to what actually happens. The story reminds me of the “The Warriors” from 1979 but instead of focusing on the characters on the run from other gangs these ladies stand their ground and fight to protect their turf.
The art is really good in this miniseries and the colors are amazing. Devaki Neogi’s art is fantastic in this issue giving the feels from the the late seventies, early eighties feel. We also get to see the aftermath of a curb stomp and that was an eye opener. There’s so many colors in this issue is crazy. With greens, reds, oranges, and variety of colors on each panel with red and oranges more predominant in some panels.
This was a great read and featured some strong ladies with varying personalities. The writing was good giving some depth to each character of the group. The art from Devaki Neogi is really good giving us a good visualization of the various characters and times they are in. The colors from Neil Lalonde is really good. I really enjoyed this first issue and looking forward to the next issue of the series.
4.5 of out 5 Machete Betty’s