I'm thrilled to have a new issue of Oddly Normal to read. I don't know how I survived last month without one. However, now that the trade paperback is out, there's no excuse! Everyone should be caught up on this wonderful comic, and ready for more adventures in Fignation. From Image Comics, Oddly Normal #6, written and illustrated by Otis Frampton, gives us some quality time with Auntie. Since the first issue, our interactions with this character have been few and far between, so it was nice to have Oddly with her again.
The issue begins with Oddly receiving a birthday gift from her Auntie, a broomstick that was her mother's. This leads to Oddly discovering that her mother has many prized possessions locked away in a special place. Auntie leads her to it, and shows her that along with the possessions, there are also memories locked safely away. There are a few things I must discuss here. First of all, I'm in awe of Frampton's illustrations. The detail of Oddly having to step over candles to get to her mother's vault, along with the actual appearance of the vault made those scenes eye-catching. The room resonates a gloomy feel, and immediately peaked my curiosity. Looking at all of the nick knacks on the shelves made me wonder what Oddly's mother was like back when she was in Fignation.
The mother's "memento medley" reminded me of the scenes in Harry Potter where we could see things that happened in the past. So, if you know me at all, you'll know that anything that reminds me of Harry Potter automatically gains "50 points." Through that plot device we are able to experience an extremely heartfelt moment with Oddly. Overall, Otis Frampton continues to write one of my favorite comics of all time, and as each issue passes I grow into more of an Oddly super fan. I can't wait to see what happens next. Be sure to pick up Oddly Normal #6 at your local comic book store, and don't forget…if you haven't joined us in Fignation yet, you can buy the trade paperback which collects issues 1-5.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.