She Said Destroy
Writer: Joe Corallo
Artist: Liana Kangras
Colourist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Melanie Ujimori
Publisher: Valut Comics
She Said What?
I am both relatively easy and frustratingly difficult to please, but as soon as you put a comic book about gods and goddesses in front of me, colour it beautifully in all my favourite hues, and tell me it’s from Vault Comics? Well, that’s only going to be a winner…
She Said Destroy, set in the celestial world of deities and fey, tells us the tale of Brigid, Goddess of the Sun, who over time has done whatever it takes to ensure that she is the one and only to be worshipped by the entire cosmos (spoiler alert: I am in love with her). Well, the entire cosmos, that is, apart from the Witches of Fey.
She’s My Winona
Easily one of my most anticipated titles of the year so far, She Said Destroy did not disappoint. Its clean and crisp but gentle lines and blissful colours take you immediately into the outer reaches of the galaxy to meet our Winona (Sypha Belnades from Castlevania vibes, anyone?). We soon discover that the fate of this dreamy universe is all in her hands.
An immediately engaging story hook allows us to be happily pulled into the neon-pastel world that we are destined to save with Winona. She Said Destroy deftly navigates space with an understated elegance that I did not expect. Modern art and irresistible pops of colour guide us through the galaxies and goddesses that the story so delicately weaves until we finally come face to face with the Morrigan.
Whoever said you should never judge a book by its cover clearly never saw the cover of She Said Destroy. Its modern, minimal beauty doesn’t let up and the whole comic is a treat for the eyes, heart, and soul. She Said Destroy is more than just a gorgeous looking trip through space – it gives us lore and mystery in spades and adds a host of well constructed and engaging characters to boot. If you like brains and beauty, She Said Destroy is absolutely for you.