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Space Bandits #4 Review - Better than your favorite comic

Updated: Jun 24

Mark Millar (Writer) • Matteo Scalera (Pencils - Cover)

Marcelo Maiolo (Colorist) • Image Comics (Publisher) • Get It Now from Green Brain Comics


The Netflix logo is listed on the back cover of these books. It's appropriate because of all the Mark Millar titles I've read in recent months Space Bandits is the one I'm most excited to see translated to the screen.


I adore the lead characters and the voices Mark gives to them. Thena is billed as the badass but seems to get her ass beat in every issue. Cody is the brains of the pair but is totally useless in a face to face confrontation. Together they create an odd couple style dynamic that works perfectly as the leads bounce off of each other and their enemies.



The comic is a ton of fun. It's so refreshing to see women presented as people with legit goals and motivations and not just avatars for some feminist agenda. It's also really cool that neither character is a Mary Sue. They both have unique strengths and weaknesses.


This issue is a blast. The book picks up immediately at the conclusion of the last issue. The gals confront Bowser and spend the first half of the issue working to escape the pleasure ship.



Before long they locate another target in another exotic locale and we're off to the races. I'm a big proponent of smaller story arcs or graphic novels but I'd really love a regular series in this universe. Sadly, Space Bandits ends in issue #5.


At first glance, the cliffhanger ending seems to be setting our leads up for another setback/betrayal, but I'm convinced that these characters are nowhere as stupid as they are being made out to be. The book insanely good and remains one of the best series I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time.


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Rating 10/10



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