Babs reviews the first issue!
'Models INC.' #1
Written by: Paul Tobin, Mark Sumerak
Art by: Vicenc Villagrasa, Terry Pallot, Jorge Molina
The fact that this issue coincided with start of New York fashion week is something I did not realize until I actually read the book itself. Had I not been watching E! the previous night while I was sick in my bed, I probably never would have put two and two together. One thing I really liked about this comic book was the fact that it was so extremely unconventional. As far as the structure of the book, I felt that Marvel put great effort into making the experience of reading 'Models INC' feel almost like you had picked up the latest issue of 'Elle Magazine,' which I found really entertaining. Having said that, I think this book truly caters to a small demographic of comic book readers; the typical male comic book reader between the ages of 13-27 will more than likely have little to no appreciation for the plot line of this particular series. While I do not think that the majority will find this book to be entertaining, I almost half-enjoyed the witty 'Sex and the City' humor, and felt that it was a breath of fresh air to be re-introduced to Marvel characters ( Millie the Model, for example) that we haven't read about since the 1960's.
Did I love this book? No, but it was a fun read.I found myself laughing at some points because I know who Alexander McQueen is. However, even I, a 23 year old female comic book connoisseur, prefers the adventures of Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark to Millie the Model's gossip and shopping adventures.
I like that Marvel is tipping their hat to New York fashion week, (I am a huge fan of the show,) as well as reaching out to a different kind of reader. If you like mindless fun and model behavior, you are sure to be entertained.