Puss in Boots #1
Puss in Boots revisits the character from the Shrek movies, voiced by Antonio Banderas. Puss in Boots starts with our character being kicked out of a cantina because he hasn’t paid his bill.
After being kicked out of the tavern, Puss vows to get a job to make it up to all of those he owes.
After finding a job posting that sparks his interest, he ends up face to face with an Owl who is not shy about voicing his concerns. It isn’t long into his contract that the Owl grows tired of his antics and tries to get rid of him.
Puss in Boots tries to reason with the owl, especially once a ship chases them down and he finds out that Owl’s ex-wife was a cat and they were on a stolen ship.
There is also a second bonus story where he is with some children who want him to try on a new outfit for a costume party, but he has other ideas.
- It is fair to assume that the majority of the readers of this comic would be young children, so a simple and quick plot is all that is needed. They do a good job of keeping his personality similar to the one created in the movies so it doesn’t feel like they are trying to revamp an already known character.
- The secondary bonus story is cute in that it shows kids that you can stick to your guns and dress how you want to dress.
- I don’t think this book is trying to be a complex story, it is intended for kids and keeps it simple. A parent reading this to their kid might find it a little too simple, but a younger child would likely enjoy it.
- Doesn’t explain why he owes so much money to the town and why he feels like he has to protect them, but maybe that will be explained in later issues.
- A different style than the movies, but it works for the theme. It is very cutesy and colorful, which makes it suitable for children.