Comic Book Wednesday: ‘I Love Trouble’

Felicia seems to love trouble, but in the beginning of “I Love Trouble,” she is running away from it.

Unfortunately for her, trouble loves her back.

As her plane begins crashing down before she can even get a cocktail or two, the only thing she can think of is she doesn’t want to be there, she doesn’t want to crash. And then poof! She is out of the plane. As she is falling to her death, for a second time, she thinks again, “I don’t want to be here, either!” Poof! She safely lands.

For the time being she thinks she is dead, but two weeks later, she learns some of the truth. She has some weird abilities that allows her to be somewhere when she thinks it. At first it was slow going, but the girl is gaining momentum.

She seems to have superhero powers, but she certainly doesn’t use it for good. Trouble is certainly her middle name. But if she thought she could steal her way to riches, and maybe pay off a debt, she was wrong.

Her villain, Moreaux, has been keeping an eye on her and now knows of her abilities. Moreaux uses Felicia’s boyfriend, Johnny, as bait and convinces her that she has too large of a debt to pay and now Felicia will be at his beck and call. However, there is someone also watching her, and it is hard to tell if he is a good guy or a bad guy.

This story is fast paced, never leaving for a dull moment. While some of the scenarios are cliche, writer Kel Symons might have a great story on his hands.

The art, done by Mark A. Robinson, is very unique. The drawing is very urban, reminding me of graffiti. Everything is a little cramped together on the page, and I think the margins are a little too wide. However, I think the artist did this for effect, to really draw the reader in and give it a more movie-like feel. The coloring, by Paul Little, is amazingly done, especially on the very dark pages. It is almost hard to see the characters, but you can make everything out. It is like when you are in a dark room and your eyes eventually adjust.

I would pick this up, but be careful who you give it to. There is definite cursing, sexual scenes and violence, but for me, that adds to the characters and shapes them.


Comic Book Wednesday showcases a variety of visually based books that fit into this wide category, to give a taste of this other form of reading.

About Bethany Fehlinger

Bethany Fehlinger is a journalist in the Design Center at the York Daily Record. She is a graduate of Penn State University, is a York City dweller and has been vegetarian and geek for more than five years. Twitter: @Wonder_veggie
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