Jade Street Protection Services #1

Jade Street Protection Services #1

Writer: Katy Rex Artist: Fabian Lelay Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

In this new series that mashes The Breakfast Club with Sailor Moon, Kai, Saba, Noemi, Divya, and Emma are (bad) students at Matsdotter Academy, an elite private school for magical girls. When they all meet for the first time in a totally unfair detention, these punk rock witch delinquents cut class and discover the fates Matsdotter has in store for them are even more sinister than they suspected. With JSPS, the creative team of writer Katy Rex, penciler/inker Fabian Lelay, colorist Mara Jayne Carpenter, and series cover artists Annie Wu and Kiki Jenkins channel Black Mask's edgy, subversive sensibility into a whipsmart adventure for delinquents young and old.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Daphne S Jun 28, 2016

    From what I've seen so far, JSPS is as enjoyable to stare at as it is to actually read and I can't wait to see where it goes beyond issue one. If the first issue of this series sets the tone for what's to come, I'm in all the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Jun 29, 2016

    Jade Street Protection Servicesis dripping with passion, and it's great to see a book like this sitting proudly on the shelves. Fans ofGotham Academy andLumberjaneswill likely enjoy this title, but it's truly fun for all-audiences. I could easily see this as a show I'd rush home to watch after school, even late into my college days. Buy yourself a copy; this is a book you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jun 28, 2016

    Jade Street Protection Services #1 is a fantastic starting point for this new series, introducing us to a unique tale to say the least. Add to this a mixture of looks and attitudes for our six protagonists and the character driven nature of this opening issue, and there's no reason why you shouldn't pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 3, 2016

    It's an interesting, fresh take on the academy concept from writer Katy Rex and artist Fabian Lelay - it's perhaps a little rough around the edges (and lots of questions to be answered), but Jade Street offers lots of promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Jun 27, 2016

    Jade Street Protection Services #1 is an exciting start to a promising series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jun 28, 2016

    Jade Street Protection Services # 1 is the beginning of a gem that we are just starting to get to know. We have a group of magical girls that are very different from many others, while Rex decides to use tropes from team books, magical girl anime and 80s movies to create a new world that is intriguing. The characters all felt authentic and read as much. Lelay & Christopher's art was solid, showing us the girls and a bit of the world that they live in. We clearly know the personalities of our characters just by seeing them move or their facial expressions, which is superb. And while I do think that some detail & colors were skimped here and there, the overall art was well done. I liked what I was looking at. And I am excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jun 29, 2016

    Jade Street Protection Services stands out for a few reasons in the sea of releases, even outside of its fantastic diverse characters, it builds up this world just right and wants you to keep coming back and actually gives you a reason to. JSPS succeeds where a lot of these comics fail giving a lot of time with the main cast and really fleshing them out. True, that action of the issue doesn't come til near the end, but it gives you a strong first bite with an incentive to get eating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jul 1, 2016

    "Jade Street Protection Services" #1 can get a little messy, but so can high school. Ultimately, the creators succeed with the strength of their central characters -- characters I can't wait to root for in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 21, 2016

    The art seems to take a mix of things from both Eastern manga, and Western Comics. The text conversation bubbles above each characters' head is funny and a smart choice. It's something different that makes the comic stand out. It helps show some of the characters' interaction between themselves allowing us readers to get to know them more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jul 4, 2016

    Assured and well characterized, though the action scenes don't quite bear the same dynamic as the conversational bits. Read Full Review

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