The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of ODDLY NORMAL #1 from Image Comics. Otis Frampton writes, draws and colors.
is a ten-year-old girl whose life is a little different. Her dad is a pretty
boring guy, but her mom is a witch, making Oddly sort of a half-breed. She
doesn’t fit in at school and her parents are a bit clueless. Her problems start
when she gets frustrated and accidentally makes the wrong wish over her
birthday candles. That’s when the real adventure begins.
This issue does a really nice job of establishing Oddly as a character. Her inner monologue is very thorough, and it has some really funny moments as well. She’s a nice kid who’s had a weird life, and most of us can relate to that, really. She also has very little idea what being a witch means, and I think she’s going to learn a lot on her journey. And at least as much effort is spent on the details in the art as on Oddly’s personality, and to beautiful effect.
I really like this book, and it’s the kind of book that would be cool to share with a kid. Maybe the kid and the grown-up could both learn something together.
~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )