Review: Damsels: Mermaids #0 - Comics for Sinners

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Published on May 6th, 2013 | by Richard Boom

Review: Damsels: Mermaids #0

FCBD2013-DamselsDynamite is offering a FCBD-treat in the form of a complete fairytale about the Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid has been captured by a wizard, who intends to keep her locked away forever. The wizard wants the Mermaid’s tear as they have to power of transformation and for his own use or for selling these tears, to have a mermaid close is real handy.

A steadfast, one-legged tin soldier enters the dungeon to swap stories and even help the mermaid. During the course of the 16-page story we find out the back-story of both the tin soldier and the wizard and the reader even gets a love-story to boot.

The writing to this story is solid and works a certain charm, although part of the charm is in bedded automatically in using characters who need almost no introduction. Hence the feel of a complete story despite ‘only’  16 pages of art. The art feels double-edged. On one side the art works as it tells the story in nice sequentials. But the anatomy of the characters as well as texture of regular stuff (a jar, table, clothes) seem muddy…

Lovely entertaining read for sure, though! And all hail, FCBD!


  • Words: Matt Sturges
  • Art: Jean-Paul Deshong
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
  • Price: $0.00
  • Pagecount: 16
  • Release Date: May 4, 2013


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Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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