Story and Art by Steve Mannion
In case you’re barely tuning into the wondrous monster fighter that is Fearless Dawn, that’s pretty much all you need to know: bitch fights monsters (or zombies, but whatever). The scantily clad and ridiculously nippled Dawn and her sidekick Robin…er Masked Kid are seeking the treasure at the end of a map given to them by Old Lady Flannigan when they encounter a cross-eyed, weed smoking old pirate named Brownhole Jones. He gives Dawn a weathered locket that will protect her and off they go to the darkest part of the swamp where they come across a slimy looking cyclops. Lo and behold, the crusty locket causes Cyclops to explode into nasty, gooey bits and the masked duo traipse back through the swamp to give the locket back to Ole’ Brownhole. The rest of the comic is full of quick one-shots and original sketches, which are a nice touch.
Mannion seems to have fun with his characters and you can sense that he really enjoys the journeys Dawn and Masked Kid go through. I like that you can see it in each panel. I think my favorite bits are one of the little side stories in the back where Fearless Dawn “transforms” into herself.
I don’t think I’ll pick up more Fearless Dawn. Although it was enjoyable, it’s not really something I would pick up regularly. B-side horror fans, this is right up your alley!