Title: Shinobi Ninja Princess: The Lightning Oni #1
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Writer: Martheus and Janet Wade
Art: Martheus Wade
Colorist: Martheus Wade and Gene Fayne
Cover: Martheus Wade and Gene Fayne
Our story of Shianndrea takes place after World War III where Japan has been destroyed. There are two warring Ninja factions that are battling for control of the country. I had to look up what an “ONI” actually was; it happens to be a Japanese demon, troll or devils. I believe the “Lightning ONI” refers to the potential big bad of this story. Now all this sounds very ominous and super cool. The story actually is played out like a ninja high school drama story. Shianndrea is training to be a master and she happens to have a scrappy rival within the school. The mention of the Justin Bieber ONI causes many eyes to roll. The artwork is cartoon like which goes with the ton, but I feel it would nice to have more detail and better figure illustration. The series definitely slants to a younger readership, so there might be merit for a different audience. The book does have some depth with the Japanese lore that will attract other readers.