The latest infinity comic available on the unlimited app, Crescent & IO sees the young Agents of Atlas hero, Dan Bi, seek a chance to make a name for herself. Written by Dylan Park, with art by Jodi NIshijima, and colors by Irma Kniivila, this infinity comic is a double issue drop with #33 and #34 that’s actually, really good as both a story about kids getting better at the superhero routine.
A fun, parental-like story of a young 10-year-old hero and her 4,354-year-old guardian “half-moon” bear spirit, this two-issue arc develops as there’s a nice balance of action, conflict, growth, and artwork.
Issue one begins with TV and Ice Cream, the situation devolves into a battle against the one and only, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Because who wouldn’t want to see a fun fight sequence between a Spirit Bear battling a Red T-Rex? Similarly, the artwork by Jodi Nishijima is sublime, as are the colors that Irma Kniivila provides which makes it feel very… how do you say, daoist, in terms of its creative usage of combat.
Surprisingly, issue 2 takes us on a journey to the Pan-Asian school for the unusually gifted, where we learn a good deal about Marvel’s young Asian superheroes. There are some new faces and abilities quickly introduced, along with some irksome, kind of cocky bullies. In this one, a simple teasing gesture leads to a certain escalation involving an ancient artifact. With problems left behind when kids get too reckless playing with things, they’re not supposed to touch.
Overall, these two issues are actually quite good and are most definitely worth the read if you’re a reader that likes stories about young kid superheroes seeking to find their place in this big-old superhero world.
Writer: Dylan Park
Artist: Jodi Nishijima
Colorist: Irma Kniivila
Editor: Sarah Brunstad