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Finding Nemo: Reef Rescue #2 [Review]

Reef Rescue Part 2

Written by: Marie Croall
Art: Erica Leigh Currey
Colors: Erica Leigh Currey
Letters: Marshall Dillon
Editor: Paul Morrissey
Covers: Amy Mebberson, Erica Leigh Currey
Publisher: Boom! Studios

This second issue of a 4-issue mini leaves plenty to be desired. At the same time, it’s a charming, mostly fun read. While I come to this as an adult reader, for the target audience–kids/fans of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, this seems a great revisit to the characters.

The story itself seems simplistic enough: the reef Nemo and Marlin & co. live in is dying. It’s up to them to find out why, and save their home. (See? Reef Rescue. Save the reef. Makes sense.)

This issue reintroduces the supporting cast of fish from the Australian dentist’s fishtank, as well as reveals the source of the reef’s ailment. Amidst the action we get plenty of in-character lines and references that–particularly when one pictures the movie–work quite well.

Visually, the characters are very recognizeable from their movie version (though for some reason, Marlin’s fins just seem HUGE to me in this issue).

Ultimately, this seems a good series for younger readers in particular, though adult fans ought to enjoy it quite well, also. THe price tag is a bit much, but still relatively cheap compared to many other comics these days.

I suspect this’ll be available as a collected volume before long, and so you may want to wait for that version. Still…there’s something to having a low-key book like this to snag each month for 1/3 of the year.

Recommended.

Story: 6.5/10
Art: 6.5/10
Whole: 7/10

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