Stargate: Vala Mal Doran by Brandon Jerwa
I’ll start off by saying that Vala is one of my favorite characters of all time who appeared on a rather mediocre show that I am not a big fan of. I’m incredibly picky about how Vala is portrayed and how she is respected. I’m very pleased to have read this comic book miniseries and say that yes, Jerwa stayed true to her character and gave a balanced view of her bad traits and her good ones.
Then why only three stars? The plot didn’t grab me in a way I’d hoped and the artwork. Oh, the artwork. While it wasn’t offensive in all the ways I find myself often offended by comic books (read excessive t&a and twinkle-toes), I found it bland. In the way that I unfortunately find a lot of comic books that tie-into TV shows have bland artwork. I don’t know if they’re afraid to experiment or what, but Razek gives me bland characters who look somewhere between the actors portraying them and their action figures.
Jerwa’s plot wanted to be clever, and at points, there were things I didn’t see coming. It was all very Stargate: SG-1. Continue reading “Stargate: Vala Mal Doran Comic Miniseries Review”