Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

Ready, Jet, Go!

Jupiter Jet #1
Writers: Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson
Artists: Ben Matsuya (main story)/Jorge Corona (“The Origin of the Jetpack, Part One”)
Colors: Mara Jayne Carpenter
Letters: Taylor Esposito
Cover artists: Ben Matusya (two covers) & Jonboy Meyers
Editor: Nicole D’Andria
Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment
Price: $3.99 US

This comic book came to my attention because my local shop announced it would be hosting a signing event later this month with the writers. As a customer and comics enthusiast who wants to support the only comic shop in the area, I plunked my cash down for a copy of the first issue. I’m quite pleased that I did, because I discovered a delightfully entertaining, all-ages comic. We’ve seen a rise in this sort of comic in recent years, and I hope we see more, because it’s this sort of fare that can expand the medium’s audience. Jupiter Jet is a celebration of pluck and pop culture, and of the wonder and imagination that’s inherent in science and engineering. There’s enough of an air of mystery in the story to keep the reader coming back for more, and a couple of young characters whose energy and enthusiasm is infectious.

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