HOW CUTE IS THIS THOUGH?
As a lifelong Sailor Moon fan (read: obsessed), I was drawn to this graphic novel.
Bright colors? Check.
Kickass girl team in cute costumes? Check.
Evil badies from outer space (alternate dimensions)? Check.
I'm not one to judge how the comic is drawn. If it looks good and I can understand what is going on, I'm usually okay with it. The story was also not one that was anything special. Basic synopsis: four kickass girls are chosen to be guardians of the innocent (or you know, Earth) and their leader gets infected by one of the badies. Now the girls have to figure out how to work together without their leader WHILE saving their leader's life. This type of story has been done over and over again but hey, at least it's cute right?
And honestly, who doesn't need more Sailor Moon in their life?
This comic boasts that it's targeted for fans of "Sailor Moon" and "Buffy." Buffy and Sailor Moon fan here but the only Buffy-ness I see in here is girls that kick ass and supernatural creatures. What makes "Buffy," well "Buffy" is the wit and humor, which this seems to be lacking.
Final Verdict: Enjoyable, quick and full of adorbs. While it's definitely one of my favorite random pick-ups at B&N, it's candy. The sweetness is delicious at first and then you can feel the sugar sticking to your teeth. It's adorable fluff. The diverse characters make it a nice contrast to modern female "superhero" stereotypes found in most media.
Would I like more? Sure, I'd love some more sugary goodness of the Starforce.
Sequel? I'd read it but it's not necessary.