If You Can Trust Yourself When All Men Doubt [Robots Versus Princesses #1 Comic Review]

Robots Versus Princesses #1

Written By: Todd Matthy

Illustrated By: Nicholas Chapuis

Lettered By: Shawn Reinhart

Cover By: Nicholas Chapuis

 

 

I am so excited to review this first issue for you guys! When I came across this series I flipped through the pages and knew I had to review it. What could be better than robots AND princesses?! So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

THIS WEEK: The Princesses have a recital coming up that could set their future on the right course if they have the right song and animals involved. It is, after all, how queen Kyra got her husband, High King Phillip, and she came in last place! But Kara has no animals and hasn’t even picked out a song! The shame! But she doesn’t seem bothered by it. In fact, that very night, she comes up with a plan to sneak out and secure her place amongst the princesses as well as making history: she will go find a baby dragon in the Forbidden Forrest!

Meanwhile, in Chromia, Wheeler is running for his life away from his master, Tyrannis. It’s hard being a robot and working for a robot master who sits around all day yelling and fighting and destroying people. So Wheeler sets out to go find a new place, free

of Tyrannis.  But before he can slip into The Beyond, he is caught by Gunnar and brought to Ultimas who discuss whether Wheeler is a traitor, or someone who can bring them answers. Ultimas understands Wheeler’s reasons for wanting to go and sets him free.

Back in Harmonia, Kara has made it to the forest and begins to sing a song in the hopes of calling a dragon. Wheeler hears her song and begins to change. He is drawn to her voice and when he appears before her, he is transformed into a dragon!! What does this mean? We’ll find out in the next issue!

ABOUT THE ART: I loved the art in this issue. The luscious greens, browns and blues of Harmonia contrast well the orange and silver of Chromia. The whimsical and colorful castle plays well into the history of the princesses and the steel coldness of Chromia almost comes off the page. Wonderful art, wonderful story!

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Summary
I really enjoyed this story overall and felt it was a really strong lead into a new series. They set up Kara and Wheeler to be strong leads and I loved the stereotypical princesses that have nothing better to do than sing and train animals to do their bidding, and then there's Kara. She is fierce and independent and while she is following their rules, she's still making them her own, which is powerful. Overall, I loved where they went with this story and am excited to keep reading!
Good
  • Strong, independent female lead
  • underdog breaks free of his evil master
Bad
  • stereotypical princesses (why can't they be warriors?)
  • stereotypical bad robots
This account is an archive of all of the hard work and writings of our previous Staff Writers and Contributors on both Shoot The Breeze Comics when it previously existed as well as On Comics Ground, our current platform.

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