Monday, July 5, 2010
Trixie Biker Vs. the Time-Wastral
By Matthew Craig
This is a kind of strange story where the titular character Trixie Biker rides a motorcycle and talks to fairies, that I believe only she can see, to defeat a mad scientist and his time traveling shenanigans.
In between the scenes of motorcycle action are scenes about Trixie's alter ego Jane, who works in an office, does all the work with none of the rewards, and looks basically nothing like Trixie. I mean, yeah yeah, glasses are a pretty terrible disguise, but the hair looks completely different, going from straight in a pony tail, to this weird poofy, curly looking, beehive-like thing. After the opening scene with Jane we jump over to Trixie, and as for a second I was thrown as to what connection the two characters had to each other. There are a few other awkward storytelling moments in here as well.
However, the dialogue is quite good for the most part, and the story takes a traditional reason for someone doing crazy time travel stuff and twists it a little so it seems more original. The art isn't amazing (I don't think the motorcycle on the cover could actually drive anywhere), but it tells the story and there are some places where it works pretty well.