GEEKY GUY COMICS REVIEWS: PINK LEMONADE #1
Comic Name: PINK LEMONADE #1
Creator/Writer/Artist: Nick Cagnetti
Standard Cover: Nick Cagnetti
Variant Cover: Jim Rugg
HeroesCon cover: Nick Cagnetti
IndieGoGo cover: Nick Cagnetti
Page Count: 24 pages
Price: $3.99 USD
Publisher: IT'S ALIVE!
Release Date: 10/16/2019
Mysterious past...colorful costume...altruistic...nomadic lifestyle...it's all pretty cool! Pink Lemonade dreams of doing big things. She just wants to be good and help where she can. But things don't always work out the way we plan.
At Geeky Guy Comics I’m not just about reviewing comics from the big names like Marvel, DC, IDW etc I’m also very much for giving the smaller guys a chance to showcase their talent and Pink Lemonade written by Nick Canetti has exactly that. If you would like to purchase this comic then make sure you check out the Pink Lemonade IndieGoGo campaign. Its got some great packages on there so be sure to check it out before the campaign ends on July 23, 2019
GEEKY GUY COMICS VERDICT:
SO Let me start by saying that the artwork from the covers (available in 4 variants) all the way through is bright, bold, colourful and instantly stands out. They say never judge a book by its cover but for once I did and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. With a 90’s retro pop art feel this comic was funky and crazy intertwined treat that creates a piece for all the ages. As a stand alone comic, for me it has it all; drama, suspense, action, comedy and also emotional ties that readers can relate to and it’s clear to see that Nick Canetti has a passion for making sure the readers have a good time but also a meaningful one.
With all the above said, at first I found it a tad bit confusing as we start the issue with a girl on a motorbike shooting through the galaxy on either a mission or a race of some sort. We then come to find out that she is the star of the comic, PINK LEMONADE. Now this isn’t me being negative but I’m sure you will all agree that when you first read a new comic it has to have an a background and an introduction of the character and unfortunately you didn’t really get that to begin with.
Its in the second part of the comic that we start to learn about Pink Lemonade; a goofy would be heroine that just wants to help people where she can. As she is awoken on a bench from a day dream by a girl and her mum, we find out that she once helped this young girl on her Pink Lemonade stand, and that’s where she got her name from and it’s from here that the story finally gets going. From OJ Bot fandom, movie set action and an incident with the police it was worth the wait.
The first part of the comic was slightly confusing and hard to get into but the second part was BOOM... interesting, intriguing, crazy and funny, I just wish it had started like this. Overall Pink Lemonade was a fun retro style comic to read that once it got going was pretty hard to put down. If you like comics that are wacky, insanely creative and slightly all over the place (in a good way) then this is the comic for you. Im looking forward to the next issue and I’m not going to give away any spoilers but who would have thought that Pink Lemonade would be a movie star!!!!
GEEKY GUY COMICS RATING 3 OUT OF 5.
WRITING/ STORY: 3
OVERALL COMIC: 3Jul 19 , 2019