Oh how my heart fills with joy at the sight of a brand new issue of Oddly Normal. From Image Comics, written and illustrated by Otis Frampton, Oddly Normal continues to be one of my favorite comics. Now that we've arrived at the eighth issue, we have been through quite a lot with the iconic main character Oddly. The last issue gave us a lot of background on her parents, and this months issue brings us back to the present day. Guided by an adorable robot, Oddly ventures to see her friends Ragnar, Reggie, and Misty. As you can see below, there are some fun bumps along the way.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again…if it was possible to live in someone's imagination for a day, I would definitely choose Otis Frampton's. As an aspiring writer/creator, I can't help but drool at the brilliance that is illustrated on every page of Oddly Normal. His style is so unique, colorful, and imaginative. Plot wise, things are paced nicely throughout the issue. This is definitely more of a build up issue, but the time that Oddly spends with her friends is so great to witness. It's interesting to see a group of people view her as the normal one. It's clever on Frampton's part to put the spotlight on that factor. I think it's also great that we have the opportunity to learn more about Ragnar and Reggie's character history. Plus, there's the bonus of Misty's silly nature that will surely bring a smile to your face.
Overall, I continue to be impressed by the comic and I feel nothing but hope for the future. This issue ends on a more kinder, less heart-wrenching cliffhanger. So be sure to pick up your copy! I'm also just going to recommend to anyone who hasn't read the comic yet. This is a perfect binge-read comic. The first trade paperback is available now, and that collects #1-5. Don't miss out on the imaginative world of Fignation!
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.