Written by Jim Zub
Art by Filipe Andrade
Colors by Jean-Francois Beaulieu
Figment #1 sold out of both its first printing and all orders for the second printing. A lot of that has to do with comic speculators and Disney enthusiasts, but that should not diminish the fact that Zub, Andrade, and Beaulieu have a nice thing going within the pages of Figment. Last month I gave a very enthusiastic review of the first issue, and that level of enthusiasm is definitely maintained after reading the second issue.
The adventure that kicked off last issue continues as Figment and Blaire find themselves in what I so far can only presume to call “the land of imagination.” Based on what we were told in the first issue about the intentions of Blaire’s Integrated Mesmonic Converter I would say that is a safe assumption that many readers may reach. However, if we look deeper into the story we ca see that Zub is hinting that that is not the case. He’s brought in one of the aspects that makes a great Disney story appeal to both kids and adults. There are often layers that children may miss. Not too many as to create a convoluted story, but enough to entertain and intrigue an older audience.
The art is even more beautiful than in the first issue as we are exposed to even more fantastic creations and a wider spectrum of colors. I like this giant, pink, yet-unnamed furball Blaire and Figment encounter, and I’m hoping he (she?) will get to feature more in the issues to come. It was illustrated with fluidity between the panels and made it easy to visualize this giant creature romping around for the chance to taste some metal trinkets.
The creative team is letting their imagination run wild and creating a truly wonderful and delightful comic book.
BUY! Well, buy it if your shop is not sold out. Digital is always an option or get in an order for the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th printings. Figment is a lovely, delightful treat. There are plenty of great all-ages stories being told, but this is one you don’t want to miss.