Publisher: Image Comics
Writer(s): Jim Rugg & Brian Maruca
Artwork: Jim Rugg
Release Date: 7th November 2018
Jesse “Street Angel” Sanchez, Seventh grader, homeless orphan, world record-breaking eater of literally anything and deadliest girl in the world is back and this time round she’s taking the fight to NINJATECH!
Have you ever read a comic and thought “how have I got so far without this in my life?!” Well, that’s exactly what happened when I picked up Street Angel vs NINJATECH, and it resulted in my frantically digesting the previous four books in the space of a single afternoon.
Jim Rugg & Brian Maruca are straight up geniuses, and they’ve created possibly the coolest comic hero I’ve come across in a very long time. We know very little about her or where she got her mad skills, she just wisecracks, skateboards and kicks an insane amount of ass for page after page after page. What I really love about these comics is the fact that Jesse is just a kid, and she defies every stereotype you can think of. I still have no idea how much of the story is real or imagined.
Is she really massacring her way through whole street gangs and evil corporations, does she really become a superhero or is it a flight of fancy, a coping mechanism to deal with surviving the streets as a homeless orphan? Ultimately though, I actually don’t care, whether it’s real or imagined, a dreamworld or the harsh reality of the life of the world’s deadliest ninja, her adventures are just so much damned fun, and in my humble opinion I think she’s the Tank Girl for a new generation.
VS NINJATECH is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. It’s Jesse’s single-handed destruction of an entire corporation dedicated to the creation of the ultimate ninja. In the 48 pages of this book you’ll be treated to an explosive, high-octane thrill ride that’ll have you grinning like a lunatic from start to finish. If that’s not enough, you get some really cool things like a complete catalogue of ninja tools and accessories starting at a very reasonable $4.95 (plus p+p)…
I simply cannot stress enough how much you need Street Angel in your life. This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had with a comic!
The writer of this piece was: Mark Scott
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