Book Review

Henchgirl Review

Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk

Mary Posa hates her job. She works long hours for little pay, no insurance, and worst of all, no respect. Her co-workers are jerks and her boss doesn’t appreciate her. He’s also a supervillain. And her parents… well, they’re the most famous superhero couple in Crepe City, along with her sister. Cursed with a conscience, Mary would give anything to be something other than a Henchgirl, but no matter what she does her plans always seem to go awry.

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I borrowed this from Nikki 🙂 and it was a nice read for before bed time. It is a bit chaotic but funny and at times reminded me of Nimona.

Basically Mary is a little bit unlucky and is working as henchgirl for the villains in Crepe city btu doesn’t actually like it. As we move through the book, we learn more about why she’s doing that. That she thinks taxes are a great thing to be able to do (poor woman, she has no idea!) There are a lot of puns in the comic, starting with her being Mary Posa (mariposa, butterfly in Spanish) working for the Butterfly Gang.

There’s her room mates and Mannequin, plus her family and they all add a little bit of a different flavour. The story is left in a cliffhanger which was very confusing as halfway through it felt like it was getting to the end of an arc, and there was suddenly something thrown into it that “revived” the arc and didn’t let it gracefully end.

It was still enjoyable, and the art isn’t the most amazing art but it is cute and get the point, reminds em of the Sundays cartoons.

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